Obsidian - "Egg" - (1996) :60 (UK/USA)

Obsidian - "Egg" - (1996) :60 (UK/USA)

"Your rules don't apply here" is the conclusion in this beautifully done moody masterpiece of adventure game advertising. I've never been so enticed to buy a game as this.

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SENOKOT - "I feel Good" / 2nd nature - (1996) :30 (USA)

SENOKOT - "I feel Good" / 2nd nature - (1996) :30 (USA)

Oh dear.

We were hoping for something better, once James Brown decided to sell out "I feel Good" to ads.

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Welcome to Marlboro ads

Or welcome to Welcome to sterotypicalvisual-land. These anti-smoking ads have the same visual. No smoke without fire as they say.. But who ripped off whom?

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Preem vs Good Guys Auto.

This is the most blatant ripoff that I have seen so far!
Note that even the lines are more or less directly translated, as in " It's an american car.." vs "It smells Swedish..".

The good guys auto ads was in the 1995 Communication Arts Annual, and I'm sure they won a nice bunch of addy, andy, beffie bessie, clio and other assorted awards.

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A classic case of A and B ideas.

My old tutor Gillard used to rip our ads to shreads if we resorted to the left hand page "A" and the right hand page "B" idea. Here's a classic case of two A and B's with similar message.

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Pioneer - Tacoma Bridge Collapse - (1996) :15 (USA)

Pioneer - Tacoma Bridge Collapse - (1996) :15 (USA)

Using footage from the Tacoma Bridge Collapse Pioneer remind consumers why people buy Pioneer sound systems . If you like it loud, they can make it so. "Sorry" says the music fan...

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Lynx / Axe - Paid Piper Revenge - (1996) 0:60 (UK)

Lynx / Axe - Paid Piper Revenge - (1996) 0:60 (UK)

If you don't pay the piper, he will take his revenge.

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MarkenFilm - Fast Forward - (1996) 0:45 (Germany)

MarkenFilm - Fast Forward - (1996) 0:45 (Germany)

This ad appeared exclusively on a SHOTS reel back in 1996 and nodded to all the creatives who spent countless horurs fast forwarding through the sponsors ads on the the reels to get to the "good stuff" which may have included the shots girls, if you were the type to fancy th

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Smirnoff - chase through the glass /Smarienberg (1996) :60 (UK)

Smirnoff - chase through the glass /Smarienberg (1996) :60 (UK)

Michel Gondry's Smirnoff commercial with the techno track. Lady in green and her escort are chased through parallel worlds seen through the bottle. Very nicely edited indeed.

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Separated at birth? Three drinks do the same thing.

Three different product, (all drinkable - uh, no wait, that depends on who you ask..), three similar headlines, three identical propositions? What happened here?

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