In this fifth edition of Ad Chatter from Adpulp.com, Dan Goldgeier and I discuss new commercials from Lexus, Specialized Bikes, and Walmart. Plus Austin-based artist and ad man, Chad Rea, gets a shoutout, along with the new online portfolio school, rAdvertising.
I meant to call Chad’s former agency 86theonions by its proper name, but I slipped and said 86andonions. Bad reporter.
Visit Chad’s art site if you love art and like to support the people who make art. You can also score an amazing Zoom background for your next video chat, as I have done.
— Chad Rea (@chadrea) May 19, 2020
He’s A Walmart Wizard, An Associate with A Heart of Magic
When Terrell Myles, 21, wrote “Hearts of Magic,” he made social distancing feel not so distant after all.
Terrell is a Walmart associate at Store 3751 in San Tan Valley, Arizona. He started there at age 19, his first job ever. Now, he and his new poem are part of Walmart’s lore.
“Instead of talking about how terrible this is and how our lives are terribly affected, I wanted to shift gears and talk about how our lives were great and are going to be great in the future,” Terrell said.
According to Walmart, his passion for writing is fueled by his love for music, despite hearing loss. Terrell is deaf in his right ear. His hearing loss has allowed him to experience music in unique ways without feeling like he’s missing out on anything.
“I can still feel vibrations in my right ear, and music is the only thing that kicks it off,” Terrell said. “So, every time I listen to music, music is like what makes me complete, in a way.”
PREVIOUSLY ON ADPULP: Ad Chatter No. 4: NASCAR Returns to the Track, Sponsors Get Back to Business