Wednesday, July 15, 2009
New Wendy’s ads? Well, yeah, but, no, in this case, those are words describing a series of spots in Cumberland County, Fayetteville, N.C. welcoming U.S. troops to America’s first sanctuary community for soldiers. Or check out the spot that really freaked out the 90 year-old demo down there. (Yes, it’s always good to have a wingman while dating, or, picnicing.) The spots are by The Republik in Durham and have the blessing of the mayor: “I think it probably does appeal to those young people.” Well said sir. The spots also break out of the usual tourism clutter I go off on and do the most important thing: Get noticed.
A removal from YouTube? It’s the new black!
On a more serious note, if you’re really offended and wanted tasteful, I have no doubt they could’ve done a somber message in the spirit of Bud’s Super Bowl welcome home spot or the recent Community of Veterans PSA. Look at the other projects supported by the agency and you can tell they take the idea of honoring the service of the military seriously. Geez, do you think they wouldn’t, being in a military town? This just wakes you up a little. So what?