The Giving Tree Now Dispenses Hard Cider

Jeremy at Post Advertising has an interesting take on the Strongbow Cider ad above. He blames Malcolm Gladwell and his book The Tipping Point for marketers’ insatiable desire to appeal to hipsters and he draws a line from that theory to this spot. I’d say the spot appeals more to daydreamers than hipsters, but one thing’s for sure, there are zero product attributes or reasons to drink Strongbow delivered here.



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.