Duracell Ad Starring Deaf Seattle Seahawks Running Back Is Nothing Short Of Beautiful [THE BRIEF]

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Duracell and Saatchi & Saatchi New York teamed up to produce one of the best ads of the new year, featuring the deaf Seattle Seahawks running Derrick Coleman. In a voiceover of beautifully shot footage of brutal football action, Coleman tells the story of all the coaches who said he’d never make it because he couldn’t hear. The kicker is one you certainly won’t want to miss:

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