The University of Oregon says its duck mascot is the ideal candidate this fall. The duck’s smooth website features a candidacy announcement embedded from YouTube, as well as a bunch of other links riffing off the premise.
2. A. Zombie for President
AMC launched a presidential-themed protest campaign, featuring zombies from its hit show The Walking Dead. The network hopes to draw attention to Dish Network, which dropped the channel from its offerings.
“Committed to equal viewing for all,” candidate A. Zombie has his own campaign website, as well.
2. James Carville and Mary Matalin for Maker’s Mark…
Democratic political consultant James Carville and Republican political consultant Mary Matalin are a husband and wife political power couple. The pair may be more familiar to media consumers these days than corporate pitch-people.
In this ad from May, they tell you about Maker’s Mark’s support of — wait for it — The Cocktail Party.
4. And again for Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating
Carville and Matalin are back in this August Mitsubishi spot, which plays off their domestic status and political history. They go back and forth over thermostat temperature and the balance between comfort and cost.
5. Barack Obameat and Meat Romney
Dried meat seller Jack’s Links and ad agency Carmichael Lynch hired artist Jason Mecier to create beef jerky portraits of presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Each mosaic took 50 bags of beef jerky to complete.
6. Tostitos “One Party”
In this Tostitos ad, a tense political debate turns into a raging dance party after a bag of chips struts down the auditorium aisle toting two jars of dip. And…scene!
7. Kony 2012
It wasn’t selling a product and its creators faced some controversy, but the YouTube documentary “KONY 2012” leveraged this year’s political hook to gain immense viral traction.