Do You Want Tough Love or Soft Love From Your Cough Candy?

'Scrubs' Actor John McGinley Plays Two Alter Egos

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Jan 11, 2016

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Halls highlights two different flavors of cough candy -- Mentho-lyptus Halls and Honey Halls -- by personifying them as "Tough Love" and "Soft Love" in a humorous new campaign.

The aim is to cater to different types of people when they're sick -- those who want to be pampered versus those who want a no-nonense approach. A TV spot and longer online ad, created by Wieden & Kennedy London and directed by Biscuit's Jeff Low, sees "Scrubs" actor John McGinley play the two alter egos -- Tough Love is a redneck-type hard nut with a fierce dog who punches walls, while Soft Love has flowing blond locks, wears a cream cable knit sweater and has a basket full of cute puppies.

Additional films will live online, while Halls aims to serve up the videos to those who are actually sick using "flu tracker" data.

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Jan 06, 2016
Wieden & Kennedy London
Bertie Scrase
Christen Brestrup
Executive Creative Director:
Tony Davidson / Iain Tait
Creative Director:
Laura Sampedro
Creative Director:
Carlos Alija
Jeff Low
James Laughton
Production Company:
Biscuit Filmworks
Post Production:
MPC London
Production Company Producer:
Orlando Wood
Sound Design and Audio Engineer:
Will Cohen@ Strings & Tins

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