The Real Deal New York

Who let the dogs out: Corcoran pets get their 15 minutes of fame

By Katherine Clarke | January 14, 2013 04:00PM

From the January issue: Life is good for Marcel, a French bulldog from Brooklyn — at least according to the new Corcoran Group TV commercial he stars in. In the firm’s first ever TV spot, which began airing last month and already has more than 536,000 views on YouTube, Marcel can be seen browsing high-end apartments on Corcoran’s website, getting a massage and dining out with Lulu, a fellow Frenchie. The commercial, which comes in 30- and 60-second spots, has been airing weekdays from 6 to 9 a.m. on NY1 and Fox, and is being shown in New York taxicabs. Neither of the commercial’s canine stars, however, have formal show-biz training. Instead, both are pets belonging to Corcoran agents, and were recruited through a company-wide casting call. [more]