Tag Archives: Gary Lineker

Tube bosses get their knickers in a twist over Lineker nudity

That Gary Lineker’s a bit of a show-off isn’t he? The former footballing “fox in the box” – a toned 56 now – has been making ads for years, most notably with Paul Weiland and AMV for Walkers, as well ...

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Evans and Lineker head BBC top earners list

The BBC has been forced by the Government to disclose its top paid “stars” and a rum lot they are. Presenters and actors employed by production companies (sometimes their own) are exempt. Here’s the list according to the Guardian. 1. ...

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Walkers locks up Lineker for ‘Do Us A Flavour’

Not more Twitter… But this is very clever. Walkers is running a ‘Do Us A flavour’ competition inviting fans to produce a new flavour for the best-selling crisps. So agency AMV/BBDO had the bright idea of locking long-time presenter Gary ...

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Walkers ad says it’s using real food – whatever next?

All sorts of funny things happen in marketing and here’s another: food manufacturers actually putting real food in their products; just fancy that. Walkers Crisps is jumping on the post-horsemeat bandwagon with this ad from AMV/BBDO featuring our favourite Match ...

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Joan Collins to make ad comeback for Snickers?

That’s what the Mail on Sunday thinks anyway, reporting yesterday that veteran actress Joan Collins, 78, is to make an advertising comeback for Mars brand Snickers, courtesy of agency AMV BBDO presumably. Apparently Joan, whose tastes usually run to posh, ...

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Walkers says it’s business as usual with commercials front man Gary Lineker

Pepsi-owned Walkers has denied reports (including one here) saying that soccer presenter Gary Lineker has been dumped after 16 years as the the brand’s front man. Walkers Marketing Director Miranda Sambles says: “There is no change whatsoever to Gary Lineker’s ...

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Is Gary Lineker a tad too old for Walkers Crisps bad boy role?

BBC sports presenter Gary Lineker has been fronting Walkers Crisps ads in the UK for what seems like years in a campaign originated by BMP (now DDB) and carried on by AMV BBDO. Playing an (out of character) bad boy ...

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