Tag Archives: MAA blast from the past

MAA blast from the past: Cannes Grand Prix winner Rolo

Back in 1996 this was, indeed, a Grand Prix winner when TV ads ruled that sunny roost. It’s a spin on JWT’s long-running ‘do you love anyone enough to give them your last Rolo?’ but From Ammirati Puris Lintas in ...

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MAA blast from the past: dinner parties with JWT

WPP’s UK agencies took a powder according to the holding company’s recent half time 2020 numbers, down 23.5% in April, May and June. Whether or not this is a structural problem or just an echo of the tumbling UK economy ...

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MAA blast from the past: Joe Pytka and Madonna for Pepsi

Nothing says the 1980s quite like Madonna (now 62) and here’s famed US director Joe Pytka for Pepsi in 1989, featuring the ever-controversial songstress in reflective mode. Caused quite a stir at the time it seems ‘cos of all the ...

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MAA blast from the past: Saatchi’s Health Education Council

Saatchi and Saatchi Garland-Compton as it was back in 1978, as the brothers embarked on their quest for world domination with the reverse takeover of the rather bigger Garland-Compton. In the intervening 40-odd years in the UK we’ve had endless ...

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MAA blast from the past: Jung von Matt’s sex toys

You don’t automatically associate Germany with humour but it plays a big part in Hamburg agency Jung von Matt’s varied repertoire. Among the clients are EIS.de, purveyor of sex toys and other delights (who’ve had a pretty good lockdown we ...

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MAA blast from the past: Alan Parker’s Dr Jekyll

When the late Alan Parker left CDP to launch a production company with producer Alan Marshall he picked up lots of work from his old firm (who also bankrolled the nascent company.) One such task was a seemingly modest thirty ...

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MAA blast from the past: Spotify updates Out of Home

Creatives often lament that posters ain’t what they used to be but some do move the medium forward. Digital hasn’t always helped as advertisers and media agencies have just crowded digital billboards with the equivalent of YouTube five-second ads. But ...

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