Everyone Wants to Write for “The Office”

It used to be that every copywriter had an unfinished novel squirreled away in a bottom drawer. Now, apparently, it’s a script for “The Office.”

Watching football yesterday, I counted five different companies using Office-like characters and scenarios in their advertising—American Airlines, Burger King, Campbell’s, FedEx and Southwest Airlines.

They’re all pretty funny. But I think the American ad (above) was my favorite. Almost makes me want to go back to work in a traditional office environment. (Nah.)