Archive for Adverts

Top Ten Scottish TV Ads

Top Ten Scottish TV Ads

Nowadays we can all just skip past television adverts, but back in the 80s you couldn’t, and because they were on so often they really are a snapshot of our lives that can evoke so many memories. Many adverts became cultural touchpoints; just look at…

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Interview with the Man from Del Monte

Interview with the Man from Del Monte

My latest podcast interview has just gone live and this episode is an interview with The Man from Del Monte. Brian Jackson was the actor who played the iconic Man from Del Monte for 7 years throughout the 80s. He kept orange-growers throughout the world…

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Weetabix + BMX = Awesome

Weetabix + BMX = Awesome

I was a huge Weetabix fan as a child, and absolutely loved the Neet Weet Gang. They had some great advertising campaigns and this advert here blends one of my other loves of the 80s. The BMX bike! If you’re a fan of the Neet…

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This Starburst ad has a big 80s vibe about it

This Starburst ad has a big 80s vibe about it

This Starburst ad has been played a lot lately, and while it doesn’t really have any direct 80s references, I just think it has an awesome 80s vibe about it. Big monster trucks, bright colours everywhere, big musclebound dudes and dudettes who kind of bear…

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Watch all the Honda Happy Holiday ads with Skeletor, Jem and more!

Watch all the Honda Happy Holiday ads with Skeletor, Jem and more!

I’ve just seen these awesome new Honda ads which launched on Nov 10th. Personally I really like how companies are latching onto the whole retro nostalgia wave to spice up their advertising. Things like the Radio Shack Superbowl Commercial from earlier in the year. These…

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