Tag Archives: MAA blast from the past

Jane Austin’s MAA blast from the past: Tango

For me, nothing sums up Brexit Britain quite so perfectly as this comic gem from HHCL in 1996. In what first seems like a cringey corporate video, we are introduced to Tango spokesman Ray Gardner, a heady mix of David ...

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MAA blasts from the past: Strand cigarettes and Daz

My friend and long-time MAA supporter Bob Collins recommends these venerable communications: Strand cigarettes from Ogilvy, often described as adland’s biggest own goal, and all-conquering Daz. “You’re never alone with a Strand” it said, but you were as it flopped. ...

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MAA blast from past: Apple’s ‘I’m a Mac’

Here’s a blast from the past that actually changed things, Apple’s ‘I’m a Mac’ campaign from TBWA which ran (I think) between 2006 and 2009. In those days (pre-iPhone) Apple was the young pretender to the mighty Microsoft and this ...

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Impero’s Alastair Mills: my MAA blast from the past

I remember so many bad ads from childhood. Take the Vortex one, where a woman visits a “bleach lab” and asks a boffin with a Petri dish and a weird voice which one performed best, “S’Vortex” he says. My brother ...

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MAA’s blast from the past: the Sugar Puffs Honey Monster

We’re re-running some older faves as striking new campaigns are rather thin on the ground and here’s an oldie from 1976, Honey Monster from the great Boase Massimi Pollitt, probably the best TV agency under creative director John Webster. But ...

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MAA’s blast from the past – O2 from VCCP

Bit of a shortage of noteworthy new campaigns (for some reason) so we thought we’d pick a few from the past to entertain and, maybe, inform. Would arguably be a bit too easy to go straight to the greatest works ...

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