Probably some time next week, the Earth will explode or be swallowed whole by the Sun or fall off its axis and roll into one of the galaxy's rougher neighborhoods. When it happens, we'll all be doomed. But at least we'll have our memories of this Humor On Hold production from BusinessVoice. Scott wrote the copy while whistling his favorite dirge. Amy and Scott added a touch of apocalyptic whimsey to their voiceover. 
 

When you hit the play button below you'll pay a visit to the small town of Wellington, Ohio and get to know a few of the characters who show up at Wellington Implement now and then. You're more than welcome to stand there and look at 'em all. Or feel free to pull up a chair and relax among the tractors, balers and corn headers. 

Scott provided the slightly crotchety voiceover and co-wrote the copy with BusinessVoice Creative Consultant Daniel DiManna. 

 

This three-spot TV campaign for MadAveGroup probably puzzled a few folks, but we saw that coming.

The goal was to drive curious people to the website HangTheWreath.com. Once there, they could vote on where to hang the wreath, leave comments, download a free HTW screensaver and even meet the cast of the commercials.

By scrolling down a bit more, visitors could see that MadAveGroup was behind the campaign. We thought that if marketers and business owners liked the cryptic approach we used to attract them to the website, they might contact MAG to develop a similar strategy for their companies. 

But we didn't realize the spots would emit noxious fumes that would overwhelm the community and ruin Christmas for everyone. Lesson learned. 

Scott directed the spots and co-wrote them with Michael Seay.

 

If you love a parade, you'll want to listen to this Humor On Hold production created by BusinessVoice. It features live coverage of the Binkelman Holiday Parade. If you don't love a parade, you might as well just shut it down because there's no hope for you.

Scott wrote the copy after a near fatal brush with a bad baton twirler. Amy and Scott recorded the voiceover along the parade route amidst steaming piles of horse excrement. 
 

Way back in 2014 when this piece was produced, we could poke fun at fruitcakes without fear of retribution. That's a little trickier these days, but we're willing to risk the clapback and share this video.

It was part of a holiday package created through MadAveGroup. Scott wrote the copy, provided the voiceover and is ultimately responsible for all the pain this piece has caused over the years. 

We're as jazzed as a mule with a manicure about the three MarCom Awards presented to BusinessVoice for the Humor On Hold productions below. Scott wrote all three and provided the voiceover. Amy joined in on the VO fun for the middle production. 

From top to bottom...

"The Binkelman Bus Tour" - lovingly created for Binkelman Corporation - won a Platinum MarCom Award.
"Communal Shower" - thoughtfully produced for Med-Line Express Services - earned a Gold MarCom Award. 
"Drunken Monkey" - merely slapped together for Town and Country Resort - received an Honorable Mention. 

 

After reading the script for this Humor On Hold production, BusinessVoice client Chris Hamann of Lakeland Auto and Marine emailed us the following:

"Scott, I don’t know how you do it! This is perfect!" 

Well, Chris, generating humor copy is easy when you have a warehouse full of vervet monkeys each sitting at its own vintage Remington Quiet Riter® typewriter with the Miracle Tab feature. Primarily herbivorous, the vervet is known for its turquoise-blue scrotum and its ability to hammer out up to three pages of solid bits per shift. All we need to do is keep 'em filled with hot, black coffee. 

 

A lot of people have told us that they'd like to have this Humor On Hold production played at their funeral, instead of some dusty, old organ tune or a drum solo. That's fine with us. 

Scott wrote the copy while eating a microwaved breakfast sandwich and mulling over his own mortality. Amy and Scott delivered the voiceover as if someone had died in the next room the previous day and the smell was starting to waft into the studio. 

 

It's time to jump in the Scott Voiceovers time machine - the one that resembles a rusted 50-gallon oil drum - and re-visit a pair of videos produced in early 2012.

Based on the educational films of the 1950s, the videos were created through MadAveGroup for Parker Steel. Scott wrote and directed both and played Steve to Ed Hunter's Professor Ed Beam. Ed's character was spun off into his own sit-com called "Here Comes Ed" on the WB, six years after the TV network folded. 

 



The world seems obsessed with pancakes these days! Flapjack this, short stack that, and everywhere you turn - syrup, syrup, syrup! 

So, why don't we all just back away from the griddle and cleanse our collective palate with four minutes and 58 seconds of pancake-free Humor On Hold for BusinessVoice client Med-Line Express Services? Scott wrote the copy while high on French toast fumes. Amy and Scott delivered the voiceover just minutes after a severe bacon accident.