Detroit Entrepreneur Stars In Ford Ad
Many people have seen the Cadillac ad for its new ELR vehicle. It’s the one where actor Neal McDonough walks briskly through his modern multi-million dollar home, disparaging Europeans who take vacations and singing the praises of capitalism
The ad inspired this Huffington Post criticism: “Now, the luxury car company is selling a vision of the American Dream at its worst: Work yourself into the ground, take as little time off as possible, and buy expensive sh*t.”
It also spawned a response ad from Ford in which an African-American woman talks about working for the greater good and being an entrepreneur. That woman is Pashon Murray, co-founder of Detroit Dirt, a company that takes in urban waste and turns it into compost for local farmers and gardeners.
Murray joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss her company and how being in this ad has changed her life.
- Pashon Murray, co-founder of Detroit Dirt.