Trump Impersonator Drops In on ‘Failing’ New York Times in Homepage Ad for Comedy Central

By glsoane@adage.com (Garett Sloane)


Comedy Central is taking over The New York Times, Washington Post and other sites with ads that blare slogans like “failing” and “fake news” in the middle of articles.

The spokesperson in the digital ads is an uncanny Donald Trump impersonator, Anthony Atamanuik, who is getting his own parody show on the network.

On Thursday, “The President Show” premieres with Atamanuik donning the orange comb over and oversized red tie. To herald the debut, The New York Times’ homepage will feature a takeover ad with the presidential doppelganger dropping down in a banner ad and pointing at the website while mocking it with one of President Trump’s signature insults: “Failing.”

Comedy Central is taking over The New York Times, Washington Post and other sites with ads that blare slogans like “failing” and “fake news” in the middle of articles.

The spokesperson in the digital ads is an uncanny Donald Trump impersonator, Anthony Atamanuik, who is getting his own parody show on the network.

On Thursday, “The President Show” premieres with Atamanuik donning the orange comb over and oversized red tie. To herald the debut, The New York Times’ homepage will feature a takeover ad with the presidential doppelganger dropping down in a banner ad and pointing at the website while mocking it with one of President Trump’s signature insults: “Failing.”

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Source:: Advertising Age – Digital