What do you get when you combine an adorable basset, a man hard at work, and the convenience of anytime deliveries? Besides a loyal hound, you’d have the elements of a great DoorDash ad. Take a look…
I mean, can you even resist the cuteness of that hound dog? We’ll get to him in a second but first…
The credits. The ad was put together by the folks at Martin Agency, who all deserve a treat and a belly scratch for this great commercial. OK, that would be completely inappropriate, but with this basset starring in the ad, I just couldn’t help myself. So who is this pup anyway?
Ears for days. The dog in this ad is Roscoe. He is a basset hound, a breed known for their short legs and long ears. I have beagles (also in the hound family, also with big ears) and if you’ve ever had a hound, you know how lovable they can be, but also a bit stubborn, too. So for Roscoe to be such a delight to see on camera, I bet he is well-trained and a great pup. Check out my follow up post all about Roscoe here.
Roscoe’s loyal companion aka the actor. Co-starring in this ad is actor Jayson Aaron. If all he did was perform as expected, I’d say he did a good job. But there was a moment in the ad where his ability to play the part was taken to a whole different level, making his performance not good, but great. It was in the first three seconds when he glances over at the framed pic of his dog. The way he offers a half smile as if to say, “Yeah, I miss you, too, buddy…” was just perfect. If you have a dog, you know this feeling. So Jayson obviously has a soft side, but if you Google him or check out these photos courtesy of his management, he’s got the tattoos to make you think there is more than meets the eye. Be sure to check him out on Instagram (@Jayson.Aaron), too.
Jayson did a great job as the ad wraps up with him arriving home to rejoin Roscoe the basset. I’m sure it was on purpose that DoorDash ends the ad with the happy reunion, reminding viewers that dogs often give us reassurance that all is right in the world.
The Music. This bluesy track was created exclusively for DoorDash by music house Squeak E Clean. Check out more of their original TV ad music here.
How do you feel about the ad? Does it warm your heart to see a hound dog being such a good boy at home, waiting patiently (and also diligently retrieving the packages, of course!)?
Be sure to follow Jayson Aaron on his Instagram, and Twitter (@_jaysonaaron), and be on the lookout for him in future projects. If you see Roscoe around town (or any dog for that matter), give them a pat on the head and a belly rub if you can!
Thanks for stopping by…
-Out of the Wilderness