About the Episode

Who doesn’t love a good rivalry? Just a like a great sports rivalry, brands love to get in on having an archenemy. In this episode, Abe and Ryan break down some of the biggest brand rivalries in history, looking at their ads and the benefits that have come from and healthy competition. They’ll take on Ford v. Chevy, Reebok v. Nike, and even look at a brand that lost the war and is no more. Notable quotes: “Nineteen-Oh-Ten, that’s a great year.” “All these people with chronometers that aren’t being kept level, and they’re like, finally, there’s a store for us!”

Advertising Podcast

Like What You Heard?

Podcast Hosts

Our Version of the Odd Couple

Ryan Croker

Often described as having “a perfectly adequate voice” and “very dark hair,” Ryan Croker is a Senior Copywriter at Saxton Horne and co-host of “Why’d I Buy That?” Ryan Honed his banter skills as part of Brigham Young University’s famed sketch comedy group Divine Comedy. At the same time, he earned an MFA in Creative Writing, teaching persuasive writing to college freshmen, a compliment to his BA in History. Ryan has worked in the advertising industry for 8 years, at Saxton Horne for 4 of them. In his off time, he works on writing fiction and playing video games with his children.

Abraham Sloan

Nicknamed “Mudflap,” this mild-mannered video producer of no fixed hairstyle is grate with cheese and has never once been mistaken as even a lesser Baldwin brother. DJ, blacksmith, ornithologist and amateur UN delegate. Spent college summers working with basketballs for farmers. Has only ever googled his name. Interned briefly in the pogo stick aftermarket. Won an injunction against medium tobacco and big tortilla. Sagittarius. Hopscotch references upon request.