In terms of my Copywriting – The Mr. Clean facebook page, for which I helped develop the Mr. Clean character and wrote many of his status updates, is in there:
And get this… I’m in this James Ready Beer campaign as an Illustrator. That’s right, I was asked to draw some of the newsletters that came in the beer boxes. I knew that doodling on my school notebooks would come in handy one day.
There are more commercials to come. Currently online are the spots “Spelling Bee” and “Ghost.” And on TV and in movie theatres is the spot “Opera.”
Oh, and I’m also the voice of the announcer in all the spots and of the sleeping man in the Ghost spot. If you could tell that already, well, you’re probably my mom.
And here are those clips from my old cable show. The egg crushing segment starts at 3:22.
Okay, so Marketing Magazine is having their 2nd Annual Great Canadian Creative Faceoff. And after reviewing all of their submissions, the judging committee has chosen yours truly as one of the Top 10 finalists. It’s a contest to find the most creative person who works in the ad industry, based on their activities when not at work. A cursory perusal of this blog will show you that I engage in a number of creative activities when I’m not at work. Whether I’m any good at them is a whole other matter, to be discussed at another time, preferably over tequila. But right now, we’re talking about this contest. Here’s how it’s officially described:
The photo here is some guy Matt who sent in that picture. If he can get a billboard, YOU can. And no, what you send in doesn’t need to have anything to do with beer.
If you’re my friend, I’ll make sure you get your stuff on a billboard! You see, I’ve been asked to use my internet social networking connections to raise participation in an exciting marketing initiative for James Ready Beer. (Translation: People at work said “Hey! You have over 800 Facebook friends! Help us out!”)
James Ready is an inexpensive beer that asks consumers to “Help us keep James Ready a buck a bottle.” As such, they have bought up some real live billboards around Ontario but don’t have any fancy, expensive ads to put on them.
So they’re asking people to email in a digital photo or just a message and they’ll put it on a giant billboard. They haven’t gotten enough responses yet. Maybe because people don’t believe it’s real. So if you send something in, it will most likely be made into a billboard.
Got a photo of your sports team? Want to ask a girl out? Are you making a movie that you’d like to promote? Want to show off your new haircut?
Just go to http://www.jamesready.com and send in what you want on the billboard. It’s that simple! And you can message me after so that I can help ensure that it does get up there.
You can do it no matter where you live. But if you live in one of these areas, even better, because this is where the billboards will be:
Sault Ste. Marie
North Bay & District
And I sound like a workaholic. Which I guess I am. But it’s all for the good for my clients. Gotta sell that Gain Detergent. Until I’m elected to Parliament that is. So that I can make some real, positive changes in this country. Like make a law that forces people to buy Gain Detergent.
… in an upcoming commercial for the surprisingly delicious Kellogg’s All-Bran Bars. Anyone who is familiar with my astonishingly fit and toned body will recognize my taut abs rippling beneath the simian’s velvet garmet in this brilliant cameo role. And anyone who is familiar with my brilliant sense of humour will recognize that I wrote the hilarious script. And anyone who has met me in person will know that I’m actually fat and not funny at all. But that’s still me as the monkey.