Every once in a while, a politicial ad comes along that is so out of the ordinary that you spread it around to everyone you know. I ran across such an ad this morning. Take four minutes from your life and watch. Hey, 1.3m views since 1630 yesterday is pretty damned good.
This ad OMG pic.twitter.com/1V18ErCb83
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) September 24, 2020
The production values, the trailer-for-movie qualities, even the bit of humor in the middle, all of it is made for its audience: the larger than life ethos of Texas. I’m not certain who made this video, but I would not be surprised if it turned out to be a military veteran.
It didn’t take very long at all to find such a group of people. Veterans in Media and Entertainment has a page of Facebook to promote the hiring of vets in productions. NOTE: I just know the name, not their politics. But I would bet that a lot of them know a good filmmaker who would have no problem being an Alan Smithee (or other protective pseudonym) on a project like a conservative political ad. And it hires a vet.
So, campaigns out there: why not get a twofer? Hire a vet for your next ad, and let their buddy vet be the writer. You might have the next kick-ass viral ad. Couldn’t hurt.