A more than happy birthday message

Writers for a Progressive North Carolina and BooneOakley send the governor a little something on his 60th.


It might seem flattering to get a full-page ad with a birthday message, but probably not so much for North Carolina governor Pat McCrory.

The governor, who’s up for reelection Nov. 8, turned 60 yesterday, lending the Writers for a Progressive North Carolina an opportunity to send a real message.

McCrory is behind House Bill 2 (HB2), also known as the “bathroom bill,” a controversial piece of legislation that’s widely considered to be anti-LGBTQ.

So, the Writers and Charlotte agency BooneOakley took to the┬áRaleigh News & Observer to run this full-page “HB2 U, Pat” ad, with a nod to what the organization hopes will be the real celebration on election day.



Advertising Agency: BooneOakley
Creative Director: David Oakley
Art Directors: Eric Roch von Rochsburg, Laura Beebe, Jim Mountjoy
Copywriter: Mary Gross
Photographer: stock
Digital Director: Ashley Neel

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