This is a music forum after all. Russ Abbot’s approach to fishing with the help of Des O’Connor.
Ok, so it was for a tobacco product but who remembers that!
I think the most memorable UK ads for me were either the Hamlet ads or the lovely Janis Levy doing the ad for Cadbury’s Flake.
In the US it was undoubtedly the Wendy’s ad with the three old ladies asking “Where’s the Beef?”
Gets my vote. Ross McManus (of Joe Loss fame) on lead vocals, son E. Costello on backing vocals !
You beat me to it!
Ah thanks for posting that. Still a great advert.
This could double up as the things that make you feel old thread too! My childhood laid out in adverts.
During the summer of 1971, I worked as a mail clerk at Doyle Dane Bernbach, which was in the process of reinventing the American TV (and sometimes print) ad. Great campaigns included Alka Seltzer (“That’s a spicy meatball!”), Volkswagen (“It’s ugly, but it gets you there.”), and Mobil Oil (“The parts of your engine speak out.”).
Unfortunately, I can’t find many of them on YouTube. Here’s one of the better known Alka Seltzer ads.
Brilliant, and I remember a headline in the papers at the time about Vauxhall workers being sacked for using their initiative and copying the ‘Aliens’ out of car parts, talk about stopping people using their noddle!!
One of his best films imo.