Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Let's hear it for Pacific Northwestern stereotypes!
This campaign for Pemco Insurance is targeted toward people in the Pacific Northwest, but even people on the east coast will easily get the joke. It ingeniously focuses on a number of different Pacific Northwestern stereotypes, like "Ponytailed Software Geek" pictured here. Though the TV and radio ads can be viewed at werealotlikeyou.com, which is also the campaign's tag, it's more fun to scroll over the different personae, and read the details about each one. In case you can't read the profile of the geek here, one of his accolades is that he "De-fragged White-Bearded Bainbridge Architect's hard drive." (Not that defragging is such a big accomplishment.) White-Bearded Bainbridge Architect, meanwhile, who listens to NPR, doesn't merely doodle on napkins, he's actually sketching out "a self-sustaining geodesic dome." Wish I knew who the agency was.