Monday, April 25, 2011

Madison Avenue on Main Street

Some of the most creative advertising in HoCo these days is coming out of Main Street in Ellicott City. 

The other day, while waiting for my coffee at the Little French Market, I was thumbing through the 2010-2011 Ellicott City Visitors Guide. When I came across the double truck ad in the middle of the publication my first thought was that the publication had made a printing error.

Then I got it.

The Obladi, of course, is the new inn on Main Street with The Beatles theme. The four rooms are identified as John, Paul, George, and Ringo. The ad is a take-off from their infamous white album.

About a year ago, The Wine Bin, also on Main Street, began adding seasonal videos to their website. These aren’t dry ads that simply push a sale or a featured wine. These videos reflect the joy of wine and friends. In addition to offering to seasonal selections, they are all fairly entertaining. Dave Carney told me that they typically film the videos at 10 AM on Sundays and, though it may be a little early in the day for some, the wine flows freely during the production. You can kind of tell. Even Chloe gets in the picture.

It turns out that their Easter Bunny was also a recent guest on our podcast.
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