If I ran an ad agency, part 2

As I’ve said before, if I ran an advertising agency we would never produce ads that make the client’s customers look stupid or crazy. That means I would never have created this Acura ad:

The message of this ad seems to be that Acura drivers will embarrass themselves in front of their coworkers. Not a feature many people will want in a new car, I guess.

The truth about LGBT people: We do laundry

In Canada, Tide has started running a commercial showing an ordinary couple arguing about the laundry. I mean, an ordinary gay couple (footnote 1). I love ads like this, which show LGBT people in everyday moments dealing with everyday issues. These ads should remind straight people that LGBT people are just like them, even with issues as mundane as laundry. I hope Tide brings this ad to the US.

1. A shout-out to my husband, who does the lion’s share of laundry in this household.