Franklin College graduate wins $1M in Super Bowl ad contest

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 8, 2016) – He came up short last year, but 2016 is a different story for a Franklin College graduate.

Travis Braun won the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest with his commercial about a group of canines in dogged pursuit of Doritos. When a store manager repeatedly keeps them out of the store, the dogs get creative in order to get those chips.

USA Today readers chose the commercial as one of the top five from this year’s Super Bowl.

Braun posted a photo on Facebook of himself and collaborator Jacob Chase holding their $1 million check for winning the contest. He said he felt like he let everyone down by being a runner-up last year and was determined to do better the next time around.

Braun was a journalism major at Franklin College who’s originally from Texas. After graduating, he went to L.A. to pursue a career in TV writing. In addition to the prize money, Braun will have the chance to work with Hollywood director Zach Snyder, director of the Man of Steel and the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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