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Animated Illustration: Charles Williams/MadeUp

The ad opens to a group of millennials wandering through the woods, the sun glistening through the trees as they blissfully stroll to a field of flowers. Upon their arrival, a montage reveals the idyllic day ahead of them: They laugh, picnic, play chess, take pictures and later huddle around a campfire to cap off the night.

This story first appeared in the October 1, 2018, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
@kitten_mouse Lindsay Rittenhouse is a staff writer at Adweek, where she specializes in covering the world of agencies and their clients.