People Need Money And Socks, Movie Stars Included

Direct marketing can be tough to take in one’s mailbox and/or inbox. Depending on the product and production, the “creative” can be excruciating to watch on TV.

You are not day dreaming. Ashley Judd is, in fact, starring in an infomercial for socks with little grippy things on the bottom. This is the same Ashely Judd who starred in Ruby In Paradise, Kiss the Girls, and many more films and TV shows.

In related advertising news, actress Blythe Danner recently starred in a drug commercial. Hey, there’s good money to be made in bad advertising.

If your current socks have holes in them, hop over to and give Ashley’s recommendation a try. You get two-pair for just $9.99 when you order today. That’s four socks in all, all with grippy silicone pads for just $9.99.



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.