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Benson and Hedges - Border exchange - (1972) 0:55 (UK)

Benson and Hedges - Border exchange - (1972) 0:55 (UK)

The dramatic exchange. What's in the case?

 

Unigate Milkman - Now delivers bread - Television 1971, UK

In 1971 I’d just started at BMP as a junior copywriter. Unigate wanted to tell housewives that
their milkmen now delivered bread. I’d just come back from four years at art school, and working, in New York. And I loved everything that made England different.
One of those things was Benny Hill’s record “Ernie The Milkman”. It was at number one in the charts. That couldn’t happen anywhere else.

The story of a milkman told as if it was a gunfight between cowboys. It was very well written, very
quirky, using language that no one outside the UK would understand. I loved it and it seemed a natural fit with Unigate.

It was my first ever commercial. When it ran I had a party at my flat, with all my mates from East London, to watch it.

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Cadbury's Flake - Waterfall - (1964) :30 (UK

Cadbury's Flake - Waterfall - (1964) :30 (UK

Way back in the 1960s, a very pretty young lady was enlisted to carefully roll the wrapper off a cadbury's Flake, and then stick it in her mouth. It then cuts to a waterfall bursting down the rocks.

 

Cresta - Bear does Elvis / Teddy Bear - (1970) :30

Cresta - Bear does Elvis / Teddy Bear  - (1970) :30

It's frothy man!

 

Rolling Stones Rice Crispies ad from 1964 - Snap! Crackle! Beat!

Rolling Stones Rice Crispies ad from 1964 - Snap! Crackle! Beat!

Brian Jones co-wrote this jingle with the J. Walter Thompson ad agency in 1964. The advert is a parody of a UK game show called, "Juke Box Jury". The jingle is really sticky too, this is great.

 

Cresta - Bear goes ice skating - (1970) :30

Cresta - Bear goes ice skating  - (1970) :30

The Cresta bear tells us why he left the north pole. They don't have frothy, man.

 

Fairy - Leslie Ash / bowling with bottles - (1964) :60 (UK)

Fairy - Leslie Ash / bowling with bottles - (1964) :60 (UK)

Leslie Ash is the little girl in the 1964 Fairy advert

 

Cresta - Bear meets Blackcurrant - (1970) :30

Cresta - Bear meets Blackcurrant - (1970) :30

Inspired by Jack Nicholseons reactions in easy rider, the Cresta bear reacts to Blackcurrent. He treckons "It's okay", before the "It's frothy, man" tagline comes.

 

Egg - Wedding Day - (1964) :30 (UK)

Egg - Wedding Day - (1964) :30 (UK)

The wedding day scenario has to be the oldest on in advertising, here we have the bride to be eating her really important egg breakfast. Egg. Every day. In fact, the Egg Marketing Board in the 1960s think you should have eggs on your wedding day. So there.

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