Tag Archives: MAA blast from the past

MAA blast from the past: Chrysler ‘Imported from Detroit’

Was this the high water mark of an era in advertising? When big TV campaigns on the biggest stage (the Super Bowl in 2011) could move people and companies? ‘Imported from Detroit’ (aka ‘Born of Fire’) with Eminem from Wieden+Kennedy ...

Read More »

James Murphy: my MAA blast from the past – Levi’s ‘Creek’

BBH’s work for Levi’s made me want to work in advertising. It’s an amazing body of work with so many high points, but if pushed to choose, it would have to be ‘Creek.’ Not the coolest Levi’s ad, not the ...

Read More »

Carolyn Lowery: my MAA/Cannes blasts from the past

Although previous selections have mostly been UK greats, there are also some classics from around the world. I love these three as they are examples of great casting to create what feel like quite niche local ads but for some ...

Read More »

MAA blast from the past: Dudley Moore at Tesco

In the 1990s Tesco set about transforming itself (yes business transformation was around even then) from its former ‘pile it high, sell it cheap’ Green Shield stamps days. Leading the charge was this campaign from Lowe Howard-Spink featuring Dudley Moore ...

Read More »

Paul Simons: MAA blast from the past: Smash ‘Martians’

I was working on my masters at Lancaster University’s Management School when a note was pinned to our notice board from a strange sounding outfit called Boase Massimi Pollitt, seeking a bright young thing to join them in a fancy ...

Read More »