Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Commercials are history
Headlined, "We'll be right back, 60 Years of Television Commercials," it's a wonderful collection of spots and a interesting look at the evolution of television advertising. It's not incredibly comprehensive but the spots they included are all memorable and contributed to the pop culture landscape.
Today's television advertising is a far cry from the quaint images from the earliest efforts of the forefathers of my profession, but this collection reminds us that all great advertising is great storytelling, with memorable visuals and incredibly well crafted copy hooks.
If nothing else, it's a wonderful time waster. Enjoy.