Just like buses

You wait for ages for a pink butterfly and then two come along at once. Typical. Exhibit A: NSPCC ‘Child’s Voice Appeal’ with pairs of ears flapping like butterflies. Exhibit B: Surf girl chasing a butterfly under the covers and over the landscape. It’s particularly strange when they are shown Read more…

Sign of the Times

I saw something advertised today that I’ve never seen before. H&T Pawnbrokers. The TV ad featured a chirpy, jolly animation and voiceover with the slogan: ‘There’s a new gold-rush’. I’m not sure that someone selling their gold is in quite such a cheerful mood, but then advertising reflects real life Read more…

An Homage

Family Lunch Dance R..Watch the ad… The Aunt Bessie ad shows a choreographed family serving a roast lunch to big band music, and the caption ‘Another all-time family favourite’. And so it is. Watch out for Dad carving the beef with decided echoes of Morecambe & Wise. Here’s the unbeatable Read more…