marlo marketing. fully integrated marketing, public relations, and creative services agency based in Boston, Massachusetts and New York City

From influencer engagement for luxury hotels to website design for assisted living communities to public relations for iconic beer brands, we cover a lot of ground.

In industry lingo, we’re considered a full-service integrated consumer marketing agency.

In our lingo? We just get sh*t done.

A Hankering for Tom Hanks-y

A Hankering for Tom Hanks-y

Recently, my 20-year old sister notified me that Tom Hanks is her favorite actor and I was shell-shocked. Yes, Tom Hanks is a great actor, but what about the versatility of someone like Johnny Depp or Leonardo DiCaprio? The depth of Javier Bardem? Or the raw energy of Robert De Niro?

I like the majority of the movies Tom Hanks produces, directs and/or acts in, and he seems like a good guy and all, but “favorite actor”? Far from it. After much back and forth on the topic, I eventually concluded that my sister is actually a 40 year-old woman with a soft-spot for romantic comedies—stuck inside a college student’s body.

Well, it turns out that liking Tom Hanks is a lot more hip than I had originally surmised.  As “Hanksy”, a Tom Hanks-themed parody of the street art by über-chic and mysterious Banksy (glorified in the 2010 Oscar-nominated mockumentary Exit Through the Gift Shop) has been popping up all around New York. There is a Hanksy rat, a Hanksy-headed balloon boasting Catch Me If You Can, and most recently a Cast Away version of Hanksy throwing his beloved volleyball Wilson.  Is there anything more hip than being glorified through graffiti? I think not.

Tom Hanks, I do apologize, you are pretty damn cool.  But sis, he’s still all yours.

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