Two months into the quarantine, Scott figured it was about time to start pokin' fun at the Coronavirus. He thought that by jabbin' at it via the On Hold Marketing production below he could damage the virus's self-esteem, encouraging it to curl up and go away. That, in turn, would start a global tide of healing.

Perfectly sound strategy, right? 

Well, it turned out to be an idiotic notion.

Let's just hope this audio nonsense doesn't make the virus any angrier. 

 

Here's the story of Werk-Brau, a Findlay, Ohio company founded in 1947. The video was produced by MadAveGroup

In order to capture the feel of the brand, Scott wrote the script with a giant pencil he picked up with a backhoe, then manipulated using the Werk-Brau Grading and Grapple Rake. Scott said, "I chose to write with this attachment because each heavy-duty tine is supported by reinforcing plates, and gussets are placed between the tines for added strength."

Before delivering the voiceover, Scott gargled with a mouthful of gravel that was pulled from a quarry using the Werk-Brau PowerGrip Bucket with the hardened greasable bushings. "And I think you can really hear the difference," he said. 

 

Decades from now, when discussions turn to the great game shows of all time, Hold It will not appear on anyone's Top 300 list. So, take a moment now to experience what critics have called "some sort of mistake" and "an obvious lapse in judgement" and "the game show that makes all other game shows seem tolerable by comparison" and "an irresponsible waste of hard drive space" and "Satan's practical joke." 

Chris Hamann, the big boss at BusinessVoice client Lakeland Auto and Marine, pronounced the work "awesome," adding "this is great." Scott wrote the copy, while providing the announcer and host voiceover simultaneouly. Amy pitched in with the final VO and passed out sandwiches to the crew. 

 

This unique On Hold Marketing production for the BusinessVoice client Binkelman serves as a reminder to all receptionists: always put callers on hold. Don't just set the phone down on your desk. Oh, and keep a tub of sanitary wipes handy, 'cause you never know when you'll have to clean up a puddle of possum goo. 

Spencer LeGros, Creative Director at Your Media People, wrote, "This idea is genius! My hat is off to you guys." We have no proof that Spencer was wearing a hat prior to posting that comment; nor can we confirm that he actually removed a hat in honor of our work. We suspect he may have just been invoking a common idiom.

Amy serves as the primary voice actor. Scott wrote the copy and shows up as the announcer and skeezy Rick.

Ironically, this On Hold Marketing production for BusinessVoice client International Translating Company doesn't need to be translated. Well, if you speak English, that is. If you speak another language exclusively, then yes, it would need to be translated. But if you don't speak English, you're not able to read this introduction, so we needn't concern ourselves with you and what you think or if you're offended or feel left out because this content hasn't been translated into your native tongue.

But, yeah, we should and if you are, we do. Sorry about that.

There. Glad we got it all cleared up. 

 

Sure, the Super Bowl LIV battle between the 49ers and Chiefs was interesting, but what really drew local crowds to their flat screens February 2nd was the 30-second story of Robert "Smoothy" Guerrero and his team of pipe fitters. Scott co-wrote the script and provided the voice of the energetic color commentator. Ed Hunter served as the voice of Jimmy the play-by-play man. During the recording session, both Scott and Ed sufferred mild concussions. 

 

As part of the American Advertising Federation's 2020 Addy Awards ceremony in Toledo, Scott was asked to talk about his creative inspiration. There are four muses he relies on regularly: carbohydrates, wagons, angry mobs and art. In the video below, Scott shares an internal conversation on the latter. And, yeah, it goes a little astray. Sam Baldwin shot and edited the video. 

Bruce Bryan of 5Points Creative called the piece, "Brilliant. Freaking brilliant," shortly after hitting his head on a very heavy table. "I used to call Scott the funniest man in Michigan," wrote Bruce. "I sort of remember why after watching [this]." 

 

"Never let a horse lick your stab wound." That's just one of the sage hunks of advice your brain will absorb when you fill your ear holes with this potentially life-threatening audio. Scott pulled it all out of thin air and then wrote it on the bottom of his shoe before he forgot it. Amy and Scott provided the voiceover under protest. The recording session was catered by Hyman Roth's Spaghetti-rama, home of the convenient take-home bag of dinner. 

BusinessVoice client and CEO of Med-Line Steve Eaton wrote, "That's the best one yet! Love it."

 

Since the dawn of time, there's been no subject more deserving of reverence than the HVAC industry. Yet, Scott and BusinessVoice co-writer Cassandra Evans goofed on it anyway in this Humor On Hold production for Downey, an HVAC company in Bowling Green, Ohio. Amy and Scott applied a similar lack of deference to their voiceovers. 

 

Look, we don't want to have to threaten you with a length of rusty pipe or a punch in the neck or a hot foot or a cyber attack or a good ol' fashioned backside whoopin' or a drone strike or a couple hours of waterboarding or a karate chop to the eyeball or even a stern talking-to. So, why don't you just watch the video below and make it easy on all of us?

We cool?