According to the press release, the Set For Life Club is a place where anyone can get a taste of the good life, worries don’t exist, and any little “upgrade” you want is within reach. Which is laughable but not all that funny. I know lottery games provide an escape and a glimmer of hope for people, but does the brand really need to lay it on this thick?
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 now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.