Ad of the Day: Ryan Reynolds’s Maximum Effort tackles festive erectile dysfunction
Ryan Reynolds’s agency Maximum Effort and telehealth brand Hims are encouraging ‘Sexmas’ with a suggestive ad highlighting the important topic of erectile dysfunction.
In typically lighthearted fashion, the spot begins with the camera sweeping across an advent calendar, and a man’s hand begins to open each of the boxes to uncover a delicious chocolate treat. As the video reaches its climax, on the final day he opens box 25 to uncover a little blue pill instead. The ad finishes on the tagline: ‘Unwrap each other this year.’
For the record, this is not my hand. But it is my agency.— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 1, 2021
Hims is encouraging people struggling with erectile dysfunction to visit its website as ‘intimacy is a gift every loving relationship deserves.’ The brand offers a free consultation where people can potentially receive medication for issues they are facing.
The festive campaign will run throughout the month of December and will be supported by paid digital and social media channels, as well as an out-of-home (OOH) push, including a primo advertising spot at Times Square.
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