MAA blasts from the past: Euro wins and fails from Walkers and Pizza Hut

England football manager Gareth Southgate won’t need reminding of a previous Euro football tournament, 1996 when he missed a penalty in the shoot-out against the eventual winners Germany.

Pizza Hut then enlisted him with Stuart Pearce and Chris Waddle who had missed in the 1990 World Cup – also against you-know-who – in an ad that was topical if nothing else.

And it was nothing else, good idea but it’s terrible.

Walkers, with the deft hand of Paul Weiland I believe, had earlier shown how to do it with 1990 heroes Gary Lineker and Paul Gascoigne for its Salt & Lineker variety.

Almost worthy of a bit more Nessum Dorma (the dynamic duo make a brief appearance in the Beeb’s Italia 90 version.)

You May Also Like

About Stephen Foster

Avatar
Stephen is a former editor of Marketing Week and London Evening Standard advertising columnist. He wrote City Republic for Brand Republic and is a partner in communications consultancy The Editorial Partnership.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*