Guest’s Slumming for DIRECTV Hits A Nerve

I love the copy in this new spot from DIRECTV.

Here’s the cable exec’s babble:

Problem: People everywhere are hooking up their new flatscreens to DIRECTV and they are blown away by the picture and all the amazing HD channels.
Solution: We go viral. We get on the net and we blog it out. Ta da! We are up 800% among suburban tweens. Who just saved Q3?

This campaign is directed by satirist Christopher Guest.
Speaking at Berklee College of Music in January, Guest said, “I direct TV commercials so I can afford to make my movies. These are the movies I want to make,” said Guest. “They’re my cut, not the studio’s cut.”

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 now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.