Defend Our Future: No Economist Ever

Web Video AdDec 02, 2014

In this spot produced for Defend Our Future, an overly exuberant economist showing off tape from his adding machine declares, "Unlimited pollution is good for the economy!'" A rapid, eye-grabbing image and graphics montage then forecasts a variation of a popular Internet meme: "Said no economist, ever." The ad concludes with an appeal to Millenials to "Vote Climate."

The ads ran ahead of video content published on websites such as,,, and Ad coding linked the "sign the pledge" button to Defend Our Future's sign-up website.

Defend Our Future, a project of the Environmental Defense Fund, ran the spot as part of "a $450,00 all-digital ad buy in Colorado to support its effort to drive young voters to the ballot box to show their support for action on climate change."