What is the cost of a TV ad?

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16th December

For anyone new to video, this can be a confusing question. Numbers can vary dramatically depending on who you contact and where you’re located, starting with the free ads that come from local TV stations all the way up to the multi-million dollar national ads for major brands. But what does that mean for you?

Well I like to break down the types of production companies into three main categories: local, regional and national.

Your local shooter is often a one-man-band doing much of the shooting, lighting, audio and editing themselves. This usually means you get the lowest cost, but more often than not end up with the lowest quality. One-man-bands create the potential for oversight and lack of expertise in specific areas. This is also where most of the dreaded “local ads” come from.

Average cost: $500-$2,000

Next we have the regional production …



Creative Edge Wins National Award for Festival Foods TV Ad

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1st September

Last year we traveled to Boston, Massachusetts, to work on a TV ad campaign for Festival Foods. Written and produced by the team at Prophit Marketing, these ads showcased Festival Foods’ “Fresh Flight Fish” line of fast and fresh seafood. We had a great time making it and Festival loved the results.

Just recently one of the ads was awarded TV Commercial of the Year for large stores by SuperValu. Out of 1200 stores, the “Fresh Flight Fish” ads rose to the top to receive a “Master Marketer” award. We are honored to be part of the team that produced this and celebrate together with Festival and Prophit Marketing.

Check out the ad below:

Creative Edge Productions is a video production company that services Green Bay, Milwaukee, Appleton, Madison, Wausau, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois. We produce commercial tv ads, corporate training, sales & …



Creative Edge produces CineDrive motion control training for Kessler

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23rd April

We are always trying to stay on the cutting edge of camera technology. One such way was to invest in motion control equipment. With motion control, we can program in camera moves and play them back with perfect precision. This opens up a world of creative possibilities that we’ve already started to exploring as seen in our motion control reel:

Motion Control Reel – Creative Edge Productions from Creative Edge Productions on Vimeo.

The system we’ve been working with is the Kessler CineDrive. It has allowed us to use our existing Kessler gear and add motion control to it. We shared some of the projects we have been using CineDrive for with Kessler and they were very excited with our results. They asked Tony Reale to develop a training series on using CineDrive in live motion scenarios. The show, kOS Theory, is …



Rawhide Boys Ranch – Donation Promos

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27th January

Rawhide Boys Ranch is a great organization that is helping change the lives of troubled youth in Wisconsin. They were in need of a new campaign to reach out to the various donors of vehicles reminding them of the importance of their generosity. We had a blast working on this video series for them and enjoyed seeing some of the great programs they have to offer. Here are a few of the videos we produced for Rawhide.



Action Financial Strategies

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18th December

The team at Action Financial Strategies provides numerous financial services to a variety of clients. In this video, we wanted to showcase how they meet the needs of each individual no matter what their industry. This also gave us a great chance to utilize our new motion control system for the “hero” shots towards the end of the video. We enjoyed telling the unique story of Action Financial and sharing their passion for helping people.

Director/Producer – Jim DeGroot
Director of Photography – Tony Reale
Editor & VFX – Sean Bowers
Key Grip & Audio Tech – Ben Cadena
Grip – Benjamin Carpenter
Grip – Jared Hoyman
Talent provided by The Belle Agency



Festival Foods – Fresh Flight Fish

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17th October

Festival Foods flies in fresh fish for their customers from some of the best locations in the US including Boston. We were excited to work on this project showcasing this great program. We worked with the team at Prophit Marketing who wrote and directed these spots. We flew out to Boston and shot on-location with the fishermen and processing facility. Then we came back to Wisconsin and shot at Festival Foods to illustrate the complete customer experience.

Festival Foods – Fresh Flight Fish from Creative Edge Productions on Vimeo.




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What is the cost of a TV ad?

For anyone new to video, this can be a confusing question. Numbers can vary dramatically depending on who you contact and where you’re located,...

Creative Edge Wins National Award for Festival Foods TV Ad

Last year we traveled to Boston, Massachusetts, to work on a TV ad campaign for Festival Foods. Written and produced by the team at...

Creative Edge produces CineDrive motion control training for Kessler

We are always trying to stay on the cutting edge of camera technology. One such way was to invest in motion control equipment. With...