Office Max is Penny Wise

“Without promotion something terrible happens… Nothing!” -P.T, Barnum

Office Max, via Chicago agency, The Escape Pod, is having fun with pennies again. This time, they placed the world’s largest penny tray, loaded with $2 million pennies, inside Mall of America. They then opened the tray to the good people of Minnesota, who quickly gobbled up the pennies.
“The tray was emptied in a little over three hours,” says Vinny Warren, of The Escape Pod.

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, as head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon, I'm focused on providing affordable and effective integrated marketing solutions to mid-market clients.


  1. Quick note: it was two million pennies, or $20,000. Not $2 million in pennies 🙂