Of Oil And Opossums

from Adweek: Luckie & Co. is launching a new television campaign for Express Oil Change and Service Centers next week that will introduce Otis, an opossum, as the company’s spokescharacter, the shop said.
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Not Otis
“In a category where we are outnumbered and outspent, our goal was to find a way to break through the clutter and the obvious choice was with an opossum,” said Brad White, the independent Birmingham, Ala., shop’s executive creative director. “An opossum spends more time on the road than most people.”
Express Oil Change and Service Centers of Birmingham, Ala., operates 149 locations in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.