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Video: How “Don’t Mess With Texas” became one of the most talked about ad campaigns of all time

In 1985, Texans were paying millions for litter cleanup along highways, and the cost was getting bigger every year. The nation as a whole was facing a similar issue and putting out public service announcements, like the crying Native American and “Give a hoot, don’t pollute.” But according to Tim McClure, co-founder of ad agency…

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Case Study: Don’t Mess With Texas

2:50 — Cale Johnson introduces GSD&M‘s Founder, Tim McClure. Not talking about Word of Mouth but Word of Mom … more about that later. 1985 Texas taxpayers paying millions of dollars to clean up highways, and cost was going up 15% per year. Department of Transportation put out an RFP for a campaign on reducing…

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