Earlier this year, Organic Valley launched a brilliantly idiotic campaign to save bros from synthetic protein. Now, the dairy marketer wants you to know the work isn't done.
A new video from Alex Bogusky-backed agency Humanaut introduces an anonymous bro-themed hotline, where would-be good samaritans can try to help without risking juvenile retaliation (recounted in the ad as 60 Minutes-style confessionals).
The hotline promotes an online component that asks users to name the Twitter handle of a bro in need of saving, and select up to seven of his bro qualities, like whether he has a tribal tattoo. Each quality comes with its own special video appeal.
Overall, the new work's best part might be the spokeswoman's crazy eyes—clocking in at a higher degree of intensity than in February's more deadpan launch spot. The basic concept here is, at its heart, the exact same joke as the original, just stretched further, at moments to the point of feeling thin.
But it does benefit from new gems, like suggesting that if bros weren't propping up the market for gold chains, the value of precious metals (and ultimately the world economy) might collapse. Other excellent little touches include an edit halfway through the clip on tanning, when the spokeswoman suddenly turns orange, or the video on puerile innuendo, when she addresses the viewer as "a real Edgar Allen Bro."
And anyway, the whole thing wouldn't really capture the essence of bro if it didn't harp on the same gag over and over again.
Client: Organic Valley
Product: Organic Fuel
Campaign: "Brononymous Hotline"
Creative Advisor: Alex Bogusky
Creative Director: David Littlejohn
Strategy: Andrew Clark
Account Director: Elizabeth Cates
Copywriters: Andrew Ure / David Littlejohn
Art Directors: Matt Denyer / Daniel Edelman
Senior Designer: Stephanie Gelabert
Creative Intern: Sam Hazelfeldt
Production Company: Fancy Rhino, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Director: Daniel Jacobs
Producers: Katie Nelson / Ivannah Flores
Director of Photography: Phil Dillon
Photographers: Jaime Smialek / John Goodridge / Cooper Winterson
Editors: Colin Loughlin / Tyler Beasley
Colorist: Andrew Aldridge
Production Designer: Chad Harris
Music Company: Skypunch Studios, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Composer: Carl Cadwell
Media Partner: Redwood