AARP and Ad Council: Danny Trejo Shows That Male Caregivers Are Still Manly

Caregiving is seen as a female task. But in the United States, about 40% of unpaid family caregivers are men. In this AARP/Ad Council spot created by DDB New York, manliest of men Danny Trejo does ridiculously tough stuff, but they aren’t quite as tough as a middle-aged guy caring for his elderly father. Here’s more from Adweek.

John Cena Talks About Patriotism And America

On the 4th of July, here’s a great spot from the Ad Council, created by R/GA as part of the “Love Has No Labels” campaign. John Cena takes a walk though a small town that’s remarkably diverse, and at the same time, he drops statistics about the diversity of America. This country truly is a melting pot, and Cena powerfully states that patriotism is about love and embracing America for what it is. The ad is especially apt considering the currently fragmented political climate. Here’s more from AdFreak.

This Ad Council Video Follows The Life And Death Of A Strawberry

Food waste. It’s something we all encounter. If your household is like mine, there’s a lot of it. Most often, it’s something that gets pushed back in the fridge and forgotten about until it’s past the point of saving. In this really cool spot from the Ad Council, we see a strawberry growing and getting picked in the field (the music from the movie Up plays too). It’s packed into a box with other strawberries and trucked away. From there, it’s in a warehouse and then shipped off with other fruits, like limes. It gets on a plane and lands at a grocery store. There, a mom buys a lime and the box of strawberries, with insistence from her daughter. The strawberries come home where they’re washed and the mom eats one. She puts them back in the fridge…where they sit forgotten until they rot and are thrown away. What a shame. According to the spot, 40% of food in America is wasted. All that water, labor, fuel, money, and love is just gone. So be more aware, and waste less food. Here’s some more information about this campaign from Adweek.


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