Every year, the nation’s big advertising agencies try to outdo each other with their electronic Christmas “cards” to clients and others. Most of them are usually — how can we say this? — exactly what you’d expect from people who spend the rest of the year making ads with singing toilet paper, talking fish, and people in bathtubs on the side of a mountain.
There’s one exception, this year.
It’s a fitting bookend for 2011, which started out with one of the most memorable ads of the year by also using Detroit as the backdrop.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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