I Wonder If Shaq Has A Problem With “The Shack”

According to Eleftheria Parpis of Adweek:

This 15-second commercial is one of 12 new TV ads to begin running nationally as part of the Fort Worth, Texas-based retailer’s ambitious effort from Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners in Sausalito, Calif., to rebrand itself, at least informally in its marketing materials, with the shorter, presumably friendlier nickname.
“If you think about how you use nicknames, you generally use them with friends, people for whom you have an affinity and trust. Those are important attributes for any brand and certainly for us,” said Lee Applbaum, CMO of RadioShack, who explained that consumers and the company have used brand name shorthand for years. “If you can latch onto a brand truth, it’s a really wonderful thing.”

There’s more at The Shack, a new experiential microsite, also from Butler Shine.



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.