LegalShield’s new ads expose some of the weirdest Laws in America

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LegalShield’s new ads expose some of the weirdest Laws in America from it is illegal to harass a Sasquatch in Washington State to it is against the law to drive with unsecured animals in the back seat in Massachusetts .

Several “Stupid Laws” have been presented by The Martin Agency in ads trumpeting LegalShield’s pre-paid plans, offered through a network of 7,000 attorneys across North America.

One of the ads features a dairy-centric rhyme composed by Vedran Rupic, who directed four of the spots that anchor the campaign:

“My favorite drink is milk, remember where you heard it.
I drink it all the time, I’m not even allergic.
You got it from the store, I got it from the source.
I sucked it from a cow—I admit it’s pretty gross.”

“LegalShield showed us the many reasons why legal advice can come in handy, and it blew our minds how many weird statutes and laws there are on the books,” says Caroline Ekrem, creative director at The Martin Agency, which developed the campaign. “So, we thought it would be fun to dramatize those to make the point that our legal system is more complex and nuanced than you might think.”

In it is illegal to drive with unsecured animals in the back seat.

“Animals can ride unsecured in the front seat, just not the back,” Ekrem says. “The same folks who designed our Sasquatches built the animatronic animals and operated them in the back seat.”

The campaign targets a millennial audience “that could benefit from having a lawyer on their side without getting a second mortgage,” she adds. “By embracing a humorous tone and removing ourselves from the stuffiness of the category, the brand becomes more approachable.”

In other ads in the campaign ghosts explain why you can not advertise goods and services in North Carolina cemeteries and newlyweds get blown away upon learning that Colorado requires a permit for weather control:

For that last ad, “we shot the actors suspended from wires against a green screen as giant fans created the wind from above,” recalls Martin CD Dave Gibson. “We originally had a gag where we had a wedding cake hit the bride, but we had to drop an actual cake on her and felt too bad to subject her to that multiple times to get the shot right. So we ended up abandoning the joke.”

Yo, ‘Squatches … take us out!

“If it’s spoiled, I pour it down the sink.
It breaks my heart because it’s my favorite drink
My favorite drink is milk because that’s what I like to drink
Because milk, It’s my favorite drink!”


CLIENT – LegalShield
Cara Whitley: Chief Marketing Officer
Steve Gregersen: VP of Brand Marketing Strategy
Kristin Polidoro: Director of Customer and Marketing Strategy
Alecia M. Zack: Mgr of Brand & Social Media Mkt
Russell Kostner: Head of Design
Niki Seggerman: Director of Performance Marketing

Kristen Cavallo: Chief Executive Officer
Danny Robinson: Chief Creative Officer
Elizabeth Paul: Chief Strategy Officer
Ashley Marshall: Executive Creative Director
Caroline Ekrem: Creative Director
Dave Gibson: CD/Copywriter
Mauricio Mazzariol: ACD/Art Director
Sean Riley: CD/Art Director
Ben Johnston: Art Director
Alex Wilson: Copywriter
Jonathan Carl: Sr. Copywriter
Judd Burnett: Design Director
Mark Brye: Designer
Walker Teele: Managing Director
Ashley Diddell: Account Director
Julia Simonini: Account Director
Tiffany Boggs: Account Executive 
Sophia Leichtentritt: Account Coordinator
Maclaine Ellis: Project Manager
Tasha Dean: Head of Production, EVP 
Brett Alexander: Group Executive Producer
Matt Swieca: Executive Producer
Danica Walker: Producer
Chase Maszle: Digital Producer
Nykeeba Brown: Business Affairs Manager
Scott Powell: Business Affairs Manager
Missy Walker: Financial Affairs Manager
Kevin Llewellyn: Financial Affairs Manager
Angela Jones: Group Strategy Director
Evan Giordano: Strategy Director
Mariana Cotlear Vega Strategy Director
Andrew Allen: Senior Strategist
Kofi Aidoo: Strategist: 


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Vedran Rupic: Director 
David Zander: President / Executive producer
Eriks Krumins: Senior executive producer
Christian Kuosmanen Producer
Henning Szpiro Eriksen Post Producer/Supervisor

Frank Effron – Editor
Amburr Farls – Executive Producer
Brian Scharwath – Producer

Heath Raymond: Executive Producer 
Fergus McCall: Colorist 

Auerlien Simon – Executive Producer
Peter Sasim – Colorist

Ulf Lunden – Creative director
Anders Nyman – Head of VFX
Henning Szpiro Eriksen – Post Producer

Jackie James – Executive Producer
Mike Vitacco – Engineer 

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