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Empty Spaces

October 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on Empty Spaces · Life

Is it my imagination, or are there fewer adverts on ITV these days?   I don’t actually watch many programmes on ITV these days, but one that I do watch is Al Murray’s Happy Hour.  For a few weeks I have had the impression that all the ad breaks are full of trailers for other ITV […]

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Brains work best…

May 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Life

Is this the best advert on TV at the moment? The only thing that could have made it better is if there had been a close-up of him opening the bottle that featured real hands.

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Spot the difference

April 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Spot the difference · Life

I saw this advert for Berocca the other day and thought it looked familiar. I do hope the ad agency has rewarded OK Go handsomely for shamelessly ripping off their idea… For comparison, here is the far superior original which was probably done for a fraction of the cost.

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Rip-off, homage or co-incidence?

March 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Life

Something is bothering me about the current advert for Direct Line home insurance. There is slow-motion film of water cascading over furniture and a soundtrack with lots of cymbals and organ under-pinned by a strong bass. Isn’t it just a bit reminiscent of the exploding house scene in Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point?

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Adverts

January 8th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Life

Remember back in November there were posters for Jools Holland’s album, which were prominently plugging the TV advert (“featuring Vic Reeves”) and giving the address to see it online? Well today’s TV listings in the Guardian had an advert for a PG Tips commercial to be shown at 8:45 tonight. The commercial features the return […]

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