What's at the core of man's inhumanity to man and how might we address it in a way that produces meaningful change? 

Those are questions that remain unanswered in this Humor On Hold production created for Downey Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical in Bowling Green, Ohio. 

Scott co-wrote the copy with BusinessVoice Creative Consultant Cassandra Evans. Amy and Scott provided the voiceover from inside a reinforced concrete sewer pipe. 

 

Listening to this Humor On Hold production for Binkelman will probably be the highlight of your day, which is an urgent sign that you may need a better life. 

Scott wrote the copy, recorded the voiceover and then stepped outside of the BusinessVoice studio to cough up what he thought was a chunk of lung. Turned out to be a small sack of marbles, which was pretty weird.  

 

In this video for BusinessVoice, Scott tries to talk marketing with his dad, who, judging by his voice, is a small, fuzzy cartoon character. 

Scott wrote the script and served as the on-set wig wrangler. 
 

These ridiculous, little TV commercials that aired in the weeks before Christmas 2021 have captured the world's attention!

Okay, while that's not even close to true, the campaign did win a 2022 Silver Telly Award

Each year, the Telly Awards honor the best work created for television and other video channels. Judges review more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents, including the misunderstood undersea world of Wetlandia.  

Produced for MadAveGroup, the spots drove viewers to the HangTheWreath.com website, where they could read about the cast, download a screensaver and discuss their wreath-related troubles with a licensed counselor. 

Scott directed the campaign and co-wrote the spots with Michael Seay, who, ironically, is deathly afraid of wreaths. 
 

No one slapped anyone at this year's Communicator Awards ceremony, primarily because there was no ceremony held. If there had been, though, it's likely that dozens of people would've been attacked, since the presentation of marketing awards tends to bring out the most violent tendencies in an audience. 

This Humor On Hold produced for BusinessVoice client Lakeland Auto and Marine won a Gold Award. Scott wrote it, and both Amy and Scott provided the voiceover. Before being released, the audio was sucker punched repeatedly to ensure it could withstand the naked aggression of the busy awards show season. 

 

If you're a typical American, you've fallen into your share of pits. So, you're sure to relate to this Humor On Hold production for Binkelman. Scott wrote the copy on the steep, rocky walls of a deep, inescapable shaft. Amy and Scott delivered the voiceover not knowing if or when the ground would give out beneath them, sending them cascading into the dark abyss of Mother Earth's bowels. 

When writing copy and delivering voiceover for a client, Scott tries to imagine himself in the audience's flip-flops. That's why this Humor On Hold production for Town and Country Resort in San Diego feels likes it's covered in sunscreen and sand fleas. Try to get through it anyway. 

 

Do you enjoy a good buffet? A well-stocked jukebox? A pegboard full of screwdrivers? 

Sounds like you appreciate variety, friend. So, sure as shootin' you'll get a kick out of this Humor On Hold sampler. It features work for several BusinessVoice clients, produced from April 2021 through March 2022. Scott wrote all the copy using a wide array of implements, from pencils, crayons and chunks of charcoal to a paint roller, a tube of Brylcreem and a pyrography pen from a 45-year-old wood burining kit. Amy and Scott provided all the main voiceover using only their voices. 

 

Lakeland president Chris Hamman referred to one portion of this production as "pure comedy gold." We can only assume he hates the rest of it.

You probably don't know Chris personally, but based on what you can glean about him from the two sentences above, which part of the audio do you think he liked best? Send us your answer on any size index card or the back of a soup can label or a stray piece of concrete that fell from the underside of a decaying bridge. 

 

Moments before Scott wrote this Humor On Hold copy for longtime BusinessVoice client Binkelman he was smelting a small batch of pig iron. That process always puts him in a jovial mood. There's just something about initiating the physicochemical reaction of ore in a specific atmosphere that gets his creative juices flowing. So, you're sure to notice a light-hearted air in his words and presentation. Or maybe not.