David Esrati Will Not Stay Quiet

Running for office in Ohio’s 3rd Congressional Distict, ad agency owner David Esrati is trying to get the word out about his campaign.
He’s running against the Republican incumbent Mike Turner, who used to be the mayor of Dayton. And that’s what makes the spot below so interesting:

When Mike Turner was Mayor, he had me arrested for a silent symbolic protest. We went to court, not once, or twice, but five times. We offered to not file a lawsuit against the City if they dropped charges, but they insisted that I would have to plead guilty to one.
They lost five times. Remember, Mike is the one who went to law school, not me.

This is a great spot for YouTube, ’cause if you’re at work you don’t need the volume up to get the message.

About Dan Goldgeier

Blogging on AdPulp since 2005, Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. In addition, he is a regular columnist for TalentZoo.com. Dan published the best of his TalentZoo.com columns in a book entitled View From The Cheap Seats: A Broader Look at Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Global Politics, Office Politics, Sexual Politics, and Getting Drunk During a Job Interview. Look for it on Amazon in paperback and e-book editions.


  1. Thanks for posting this ad-
    and spreading the word. I’m in an epic battle- one of running without selling out, against the machine. If you are sick of elections being more like auctions, and can spare a few bucks, it could make a huge difference. I need to raise $2k just for 1000 yard signs. Look at my positions, look at what I’ve been doing for years online. When you compare to the cookie-cutter candidates I’m running against, you will see the difference a customer driven campaign by an ad man makes.