Get Rid of Cable

Don’t wake up in a roadside ditch.

Don’t have a grandson with a dog collar.

Stop taking in stray animals.

These news Directv spots sure have a lot of directives for us to follow. But it’s this directive the company hopes will come through loud and clear: Get rid of cable.

I like this campaign a lot, probably because it’s a campaign that relies on narrative to sell. And in a clever ways it does sell by painting cable subscribers as lackards and doofuses.

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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 at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.