The Spy, The Barista, T-Mobile Girl and Me

Get Your Point Across with Creativity

FADE IN: INTERIOR, COFFEE CAFE — DAY
The cafe, located inside the bookstore in a suburb of Ohio, called Boardman, is nearly empty. 

GEORGE, a professional marketing consultant, is the only customer.
He’s sitting at a table by the window. Laptop open. Staring at a blank screen.
Suddenly, he hears the sound of the milk steamer and looks toward the counter.  

A customer, NATASHA, has entered and is getting a coffee drink.
NATASHA is an attractive woman with jet black hair.
She’s wearing the proverbial little black dress.

BOB THE BARISTA passes her a latte with shaky hands. 

NATASHA turns and makes eye contact with GEORGE.
They know each other. She smiles and slowly walks to his table.

NATASHA
Who am I, George? Why is my name Natasha and why am I dressed like this?

GEORGE
You’re a Russian spy. An incredibly hot spy, like the female spies in James Bond movies.

CLOSE UP – Natasha rolls her eyes. 

NATASHA
What is a Russian spy doing in Boardman, Ohio?

GEORGE
Her character is helping me to make a point.

NATASHA
What point?

GEORGE
There’s always a way to make marketing more creative.

NATASHA pulls out a chair and sits across from George. Tight shot of her legs crossing.

NATASHA
Why should marketing be more creative?

GEORGE
I’ll let the T-Mobile Girl answer that…

EXTERIOR, PARKING LOT
A girl in pink and black leathers revs up her motorcycle.
Suddenly, it screams 
across the lot and smashes through the window of the cafe.

INTERIOR, COFFEE CAFE
A deafening roar of shattering glass and engine noise as the motorcycle bursts through the window in slow mo and lands inside. It does a 180° turn and comes to a stop.
The rider puts down the kickstand and dismounts.
The T-Mobile Girl takes 
off her helmet. Her luxurious long brown hair flops out and lands neatly on her shoulders.

T-MOBILE GIRL
Natasha, it pays to be more creative because it holds the attention of your audience, positions your message and makes an impact.

BOB THE BARISTA is sweeping up window glass as another worker brings an ice tea to the table where T-Mobile Girl has joined George and Natasha. 

NATASHA
You don’t think a hot Russian spy and a cute girl on a motorcycle is distracting?

GEORGE
Yes, in but in a good way. It disrupts the ordinary and helps your message stand out and get through.

NATASHA
Why don’t you use someone like Bob the Barista to make your message stand out?

GEORGE
I could do that, but since I’m the writer, I’m using characters that keep my attention.

T-MOBILE GIRL
Yes, Natasha, out characters attract attention and hold attention to better and give us a chance to get the point across.

CUT: Bob the Barista starts throwing biscotti biscuits at the table for no apparent reason. One bounces off George’s head.

GEORGE
Bob, what the heck are you doing?

BOB THE BARISTA
I’m keeping the action going, so it’s not all dialogue.

EXT. COFFEE CAFE
George, Natasha and the T-Mobile Girl climb out the window to avoid the biscotti bombardment.
They run to a custom red Ferrari and all three jump in.
The engine starts up with a roar and the car rockets out of the parking lot.

POV LOOKING IN WINDSHIELD OF FERRARI

NATASHA
Now I get it George. Creativity really helps you get a point across.
So here’s an idea — why don’t you try writing a marketing advice column like a movie script? Do you think that will work?

GEORGE and the T-MOBLE GIRL look at each other and reply: Naahhh!


About The Author

  • Author | George Farris
George Farris is CEO and Senior Brand Coach at Farris Marketing. Email questions and comments to GFF@FarrisMarketing.com and connect with George on LinkedIn using the icons above.

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