Travis Braun (left) and Jacob Chase pose with the canine cast members
from their winning commercial.
Travis Braun has won the annual Doritos’ “Crash the Super Bowl” competition. He wrote and produced the commercial Doritos Dogs which was directed by Jacob Chase.
Braun was a journalism major at Franklin College in Indiana. After graduating, he went to L.A. to pursue a career in TV writing. In addition to the prize money, Braun has won a dream job, the chance to work with Hollywood director Zach Snyder, director of Man of Steel and the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
This is the third year he has entered the competition. USA Today readers chose the commercial as one in five from this year’s Super Bowl.
Budweiser did not follow up on their mega popular puppy and Clydesdale commercials of the last two years, but other puppy ads featured Heinz wiener dog stampede, the mama and baby Golden Retriever Subaru ad, and Honda's Border Collie and singing sheep ad.