Some of the most-viewed Hot Spots in Daily Brief last month included a tribute to Anthony Bourdain for CNN’s final episodes of Parts Unknown, terrifying opening credits for USA’s The Purge, a beautiful glimpse into HBO’s A Brilliant Friend, a powerful spot for Turner Sports’ coverage of UEFA Champions League group stage soccer matches, and Samantha Bee’s mobile game encouraging people to vote.

5. Samantha Bee Will Pay You to ‘Be An American’

To encourage people to vote this November, TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee created a mobile game of its own, called “This Is Not A Game,” and it combines politics, trivia and the chance to WIN MONEY!, as this spot by Atlanta-based Creative Mammals makes very clear.

4. Turner Sports Evokes Fans’ Passion for UEFA Champions League

Turner Sports enlisted actor and producer Djimon Hounsou in a promo that evokes the passion and excitement of fans as the geared up for the UEFA Champions League group stage soccer matches.

3. HBO Makes A ‘Brilliant Friend’

My Brilliant Friend tells the story of two young girls, the devoted Elena and the feisty Rafaella, living in near poverty in Napoli, Italy, after World War II. The above cut gives viewers a taste of the beautiful series to come, and the magical tale it weaves about two women who grow up and live out their lives together over 60 years.

2. King & Country Created Terrifying Trailers for USA’s ‘The Purge’

To capture the of terror of 12 hours of annual anarchy in which all crime — from petty theft to full-on murder — is legal, Los Angeles-based King & Country created a full 360 design system spanning broadcast, print, out of home, digital and social to promote the series, which is based on films by Blumhouse Productions.

1. CNN Says A ‘Long Slow Goodbye’ to Anthony Bourdain

To promote the final episodes of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, CNN Creative Marketing produced a series of spots that celebrate the late celebrity chef, his show and his influence.

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