We did a little round-the-table Q/A recently, with the TaxACT creative team to discuss a little of the backstory to making the spot. Here are some highlights.
What was your overall vision for the commercial?
Tell a simple, engaging, fun, human story.
– Kim Ketelsen, Writer/Producer
To create a spot that nearly everyone could identify with, and be entertained by while communicating a product benefit.
– Kevin Northway, Senior Art Director
To make a spot that stood out from the pack. I wanted it to be entertaining and present our client as a cool company.
– Connie Collins, Senior Art Director
The Super Bowl has become an advertising showcase as much as it’s a football game. There’s an underlying commitment to provide some entertainment value in order for an advertiser to be viewed as credible. So, now we can’t just sell, but we need to entertain and sell “totally free” in the process. – David Morton, Creative Director