Tag Archives: CDP

Hovis brings back spanking new Boy on the Bike

Here’s the digitally remastered Hovis ‘Boy on the Bike’ ad which made its first appearance in 1973 (or was it 4?) Anyway it’s been voted Britain’s most iconic ad and still looks nice. It was one of the ads that ...

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Will Hovis’ ‘Boy on the Bike’ still be a winner 46 years on?

Hovis is bringing back Ridley Scott’s famous ‘Boy on the Bike’ ad, 46 years later. It was recently voted the most iconic British ad, even by people who, presumably, can’t remember it first time round. It’s been digitally remastered with ...

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Hovis is UK’s most “iconic” ad – 45 years later

Ridley Scott’s ‘Boy on the bike’ ad for Hovis and agency Collett Dickenson Pearce has been voted both the UK’s most iconic and heart-warming TV ad in a Kantatr poll of 1200 consumers. The Hovis ad dates back to 1974 ...

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Is the ASA’s bid to clean up ads the death knell for humour?

The UK’s ASA seems to have put the cat among the pigeons with its somewhat prescriptive plan to ban “gender stereotyping” ads, with lots of people saying its too bossy boots/Big Brother (the book that is). Here’s a compilation of ...

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Great creative director John Salmon of CDP dies at 85

John Salmon, one of the great British creative directors at a time when British advertising led the world, has died aged 85. Salmon was creative director of Collett Dickenson Pearce, following in the footsteps of the legendary Colin Millward. Salmon, ...

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