A Date with the Donald. Reporter Climbed TrumpWorld's Tower of Babble and Survived

In 2003 I was assigned to write about Donald Trump, which was published as Assessing Donald Trump as brand in Adage.

When I first met Donald Trump, he did not grab.

Adland: 
 

Cafe Calmo - Little Italy Rebrand Stunt

Slow Down and Experience the Relaxed Vibe of Little Italy
Little Italy is providing commuters with a free coffee break and a late note for work!

Adland: 
 

JustWorks makes horror-themed ads to take the fear out of small businesses

JustWorks wants to remove small business fears in this Halloween-themed ad. Quite fun and great design and illustration, too. Details From Hell might be my favorite. I always love when seemingly "boring" clients do something really cool like this. Remember kids, don't judge a client by their brand name.

Commercials: 
 

Georgia Lottery "Keno! The Fire King!" (2016) :30 (USA)

Georgia Lottery "Keno! The Fire King!" (2016) :30 (USA)

"Your goat is no dragon." "Your dragon is no goat!" I have no idea what is going on except that someone's really into Game of Thrones. But this spot is just weird enough to stick with me, and it's probably easier to stay weird instead of explaining what Keno is.

 

Canary "While you were out" 1:00 (2016) (USA)

Canary "While you were out" 1:00 (2016) (USA)

Now you don't have to worry that leaving your kids home for a night out will turn into a John Hughes movie.

 

Kent County Council "Think before you buy" (2016) :30 (UK)

Kent County Council "Think before you buy" (2016) :30 (UK)

Kent County Council uses Lego animation video to raise awareness of consumer rights, as most consumers in Kent are unaware of their rights, and sometimes only find out after something has gone wrong.

 

Ford Edge " Le Fantôme" (2016) 8:02 (Uk)

Ford Edge " Le Fantôme" (2016) 8:02 (Uk)

Even the most beautiful roads can lead to very dangerous places. A couple gets plastic surgery to escape an evil organization in this amazing piece directed by RSA's Jake Scott. With a chance at a new life, they can't resist bringing their Ford Edge along.

 

Red Robin "Let's Burger" (2016) :30 (USA)

Red Robin "Let's Burger" (2016) :30 (USA)

I'm not really sure, but something tells me Red Robin is trying to appeal to mobile phone users in this spot. In actuality, this is an anthem spot for burgers that hooks up with a food porn spot and then texts its VFX porn spot to come over and join them.

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