Tag Archives: MAA blast from the past

MAA blast from the past: that other Sony Bravia ad

Most people can recall the Sony Bravia ‘Balls’ ad, with San Francisco covered in the things. Here’s another, from 2008, which is well worth a second (or first) look. From the London branch of Fallon which soared like a meteor ...

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MAA blast from the past: Terry Gilliam for Nike football

Football is upon us again – did it ever go away – with broadcasters and sports goods firms falling over themselves to persuade us it’s bigger and better than ever. Their communications, however, may not be. Back in 2002 Terry ...

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MAA blasts from the past: funny Cannes Lions winners

Much chatter that the Cannes Lions winners didn’t include much humour – although humour (particularly the Anglo-Saxon variety) has usually struggled at Cannes. Droga5’s SetApp ads only made bronzes. But Lacoste’s Film Grand Prix effort from BETC was pretty funny. ...

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MAA blast from the past: the first (pre-Cannes) Lion

Back in 1954 the Screen Advertising World Association (SAWA) set up an ad festival in Venice – which is where the Lions of St Mark’s hail from – and the winner was an Italian stop-mo film for Chlorodont toothpaste, which ...

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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 ...

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MAA blast from the past: one for the Euros – Nike Shox

Euros football ads are all over the place now, none quite as audacious as this effort from 2003 (I think) for Nike Shox from Wieden+Kennedy. Featuring that forgotten phenomenon, a streaker. Originally intended for an NFL setting, moved to the ...

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