Andy Martello In the New York Times! (PSST! Letterman! Over Here!)
When I said yesterday I was in the New York Times I had no idea I was in THE New York Times!
When I stumbled upon the internet publication from the Times yesterday, they had not yet uploaded a screen capture from the commercial. Well, folks as it happens...
If you notice, the story is continued on page seven. A quick flip or two over to page seven and you'll find...
NEW YORK TIMES!
I know that the politics of it all can come back to haunt me, but this is pretty damn cool, right? Seriously, now! I can't believe this.
In the long run I believe this ad will do me and my performing career more good than harm. Most people know that actors and performers take the work that is offered to them and one's personal politics or beliefs don't usually come into play when doing these sorts of things. At least that's my hope.
It is rare that any sort of political ad makes even a ripple in the water. While this isn't quite "the red phone commercial" it is getting a ton of airplay in the targeted markets and generating some blogger buzz other than my own (good or bad...there's no such thing as bad publicity, right?). It will be interesting to see just how far this thing goes.
At the absolute least it may generate some additional (positive) press for me. Really, the folks at the Late Show with David Letterman might see the spot and decide, "Hey...that guy looks pretty good on TV. I wonder if he'd be willing to teach Stallone how to spin plates."
THIS JUST IN!
Check out the write-up in the
latest edition of Advertising Age
(Click the link for story)
It seems the Committee whipped this one through. Now we'll see how the House votes on this one. Good lord!