Didn’t ads used to be great
My fellow Ogilvanian, Colin Nimick, pointed me towards this ad a couple of days ago. (It was apparently on the front page of Campaign and I’d missed it because I’m so vain and self-interested that I skipped straight to the article about me!) This is a peculiar ad because it’s an ad about ads. It’s there to tell people how great TV advertising is. However, it seems to say how great TV advertising was. I don’t think there’s anything in there from this side of the millenium. And I can’t think of many recent ads that will have the same kind of cultural impact. However, still a nice piece of film to watch. Enjoy!