Don’t Try This At Home


USA Today knows how to write a lead.

There’s a new twist on consumer-generated marketing: Ellen DeGeneres-generated marketing.

Chris Bryant, 23, now starring in his own Nike ad, got the gig thanks to the funny woman’s interest in his unusual abilities. With Bryant appearing as a guest on her show, she rang Nike CEO Mark Parker during the broadcast and pushed the company to make an ad. The rest, as they say, is history.

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About David Burn

Native Nebraskan seeking the perfect pale ale in the Pacific Northwest. Disc golfer. Fan of Kurt Vonnegut, community radio and wolves in the wild. Copywriter and brand strategist at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp.