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Ah, Melissa...

Can a great ad also be a bad ad? I ask the question with one series of adverts in mind, the Cinzano ads from 1978 to 1983 that starred Leonard Rossiter and Joan Collins made by Collett Dickenson Pearce. 459 more words

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Old Masters II

Cadbury, like Guinness, Maxell Tapes, and Hamlet Cigars, have had some of the finest of all TV ads. The Smash Martians. How Do You Eat Yours? 479 more words

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Old Masters I

This is about two of my favourite ads and how they work: part one is some thoughts on David Abbott’s great ad for The Economist, part two is on the Milk Tray Man ads. 422 more words

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The list: My faves and fails from 2015.

Making of a Murderer will stun you…

What kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t post a list for 2015? Things I liked. Things I didn’t. 507 more words


Only the sky makes the world a little smaller

Wishing upon a star

 Digital agency AKQA wants you to send your holiday wishes to the stars.

Write your message here.

Very intimate, very personal.

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Death & real life: Johnnie Walker "spec" spot gamely walks through advertising's biggest taboo.

I keep ruminating over this film for Johnnie Walker the way one might ponder a glass of scotch itself. It’s that good, completely deserving of… 567 more words


Bet this Christmas ad would be 2015's big hit

The Brits made the Christmas showcase. But the Spaniards might just take home the lottery.

3-and-a-half minutes worth spending on. This Pixar-like animation would certainly give you goosebumps. 125 more words

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