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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?
This ad was made by Karla Childers AD and Denzil Strickland CD/CW at the agency Cole Henderson Drake in Atlanta for the American Cancer society and was spotted in the 1995 CA annual.
This ad was made by Max Aperia CW and Joakim Jonasson CD at Paradiset in Stockholm for the non smoking generation.
According to sources this ad was made in January 1994, though I remember seeing it for the first time well over a year later (In 1994, I lived in London see, and spotted this ad in the subway the winter of 95 when I was in Stockholm) but I could be wrong (or the campaign might have run several years). Anyway, according to the magazine where I found this reprint it was nominated in Cannes and Eurobest so if anyone has the 94 and 95 annuals of these we can figure out when it was made. update the Non Smoking Generation website confirs these ads ran in 1994.
I wanted to add this third one of these marlboro country ads to the bunch as I knew that Adbusters had done it years ago. However, when exactly they made it I dunno. Over at adbusters webpage is where I found it.