Ellsworth- This isn’t your typical commercial, but that’s exactly what the owners were going for- something outrageous.
“We really just wanted to have some exposure in the town. A lot of people don’t know that we’re here, we’ve only been here for about two years, and we really just want people to know that Clothes Encounter exists, so we thought this would be a really fun way to get the word out,” said Suzanne Wood, co-owner of Clothes Encounter.
The owners contacted Mike Perlman and Brian Shaffer, two local videographers, to bring this wild idea to life.
“I was all about it from the get-go, because when we discussed doing a commercial for a thrift shop, I thought, ‘Oh, Macklemore, this is a no-brainer,” said Mike Perlman.
And in just two days, the video is already going viral with over 3,800 hits on YouTube.
“A lot of people come in specifically to tell us they love the video,” Wood said.
This isn’t the first silly commercial for Perlman and Shaffer. They are also known around town for their wacky commercials for the Hancock County SPCA, Bar Harbor Barter and Swap, and more.
“If you want a commercial that’s out of the box, that’s out whole thing. We don’t do normal commercials,” Perlman said.
To see all that Clothes Encounter has to offer, you can visit their Water Street location 7 days a week. To view the YouTube video click HERE.