Getting the precise music to fit your spot is one of the tricky but crucial steps in making a commercial, video or film. According to Ad Age, the
National Coalition for the Homeless got extremely lucky when the directors of their spot sent Radiohead’s management a cut featuring the band’s music. Radiohead decided to donate the song’s use,
which the band has never done before.
[UPDATE] According to commentators on Adfreak, Radiohead has in fact given it up before.
Radiohead Has Heart
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.