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Why Actually Talk to People When You Can Just Speak in Netflix References? Streaming service helps you break big news (and hearts) in new ads

To help expand its reach in Canada, Netflix has released a series of new ads that play off the streaming video service's role as a sort of cultural watering hole from which we can draw endless references.

Created by DDB Vancouver, two of the spots continue the vibe of the "Pep Talk" spot from earlier this year by showing how citing movies and shows on Netflix can help you in tough situations like asking someone to marry you or sharing a hospital patient's prognosis. 

A third spot takes a pretty different approach, although the setup's quite similar. I'll let you watch without spoiling it, though.

CREDITS:

Agency: DDB Canada, Vancouver
Executive Creative Directors: Dean Lee, Cosmo Campbell
Creative Directors: Dean Lee, Josh Fehr

"Airport"
Associate Creative Director, Art Director: Daryl Gardiner
Copywriters: Daryl Gardiner, Jessica Schnurr, Geoff Vreeken

"Proposal"
Associate Creative Director, Art Director: Daryl Gardiner
Copywriters: Daryl Gardiner, Jessica Schnurr, Geoff Vreeken

"Test Results"
Associate Creative Director, Art Director: Daryl Gardiner
Copywriters: Daryl Gardiner, Geoff Vreeken

Agency Producer: Karen Brown
Vice President, Client Services Director: Patty Jones
Accout Supervisor: Roger Nairn
Project Manager: Matthew Sy
Strategy: Rob Newell

Production Companies: Steam; Anonymous Content
Director: Brian Billow
Senior Executive Producer, Anonymous Content: Eric Stern
Executive Producers, Steam: Krista Marshall, Tony DiMarco
Director of Photography: Dion Beebe
Line Producer: Kelly King
Postproduction Company: Cycle Media
Editor: Matthew Griffiths
Visual Effects, Animation: Peter Debay
Colorist: Stefan Sonnenfeld, Company 3
Audio House: Vapor Music
Audio Creative Directors: Joey Serlin, Andrew Harris
Audio Producer: Natalie Schnurr
Casting Agency, Los Angeles: Ryan Bernstein
Casting Agency, Toronto: Andrew Hayes

Lead Roles:
"Proposal"
Jake: Chris Smith
Kate: Cali Fredrichs

"Airport"
Stephen: Gary Smith
Elizabeth: Abigail Marlowe

"Test Results"
Patient: Mike Beaver
Doctor: Richard Waugh

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