Announcing some progress on plans to promote my book.
I have lunched the legendary Mark Denton - view his showreel here - and he has agreed to shoot a viral film for me, in return for me helping him with some ads he needs writing, and because he likes the idea.
The idea is: what kind of ad does a creative make when, rather than promoting someone else's product, he is selling his own?
I guess the inspiration was me thinking back to times when I have argued not to put a phone number on a car ad. Though when I was selling my own car, of course I put the phone number in the ad... and a massive pack-shot...
We are working on the script at the moment, but nothing has been locked-down yet, so you are very welcome to contribute.
Do you think the idea could work? Would YOU answer a brief differently, if it was your own product you were advertising?