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Our favourite adverts!

Becky Street  •  2 min read

It’s fair to say that adverts are a bit like Marmite — you either love them or you hate them. 
 
Don’t get me wrong, it is intensely annoying when you’re watching the most exciting episode of Game of Thrones ever only to be interrupted by a barrage of the same adverts you saw just 20 minutes ago but, when it comes to a good ‘un, generally speaking we’re only too pleased to watch again. Take the annual John Lewis Christmas ad, for example. Or that ‘weird one with the gorilla’. We can’t get enough of them.
 
Advertising is an incredibly powerful marketing tool when used correctly. Of course, there are always going to be a few stinkers that make you reach for the remote, but this article is all about celebrating the corkers — and here are some of our all-time faves! 
 
We apologise in advance for any songs, slogans or phrases that are stuck in your head for the rest of the day!
 
2003 Honda: The Cog
 
Barclays 2008: Water Slide
 
Guinness: surfer 1999
 
Melbourne Metro 2013: Dumb ways to die  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJNR2EpS0jw
 
Old Spice 2010: The man your man could smell like  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owGykVbfgUE
 
Coke-cola 1995: Holidays are coming
 
Cadburys 2007: Gorilla 
 
Sony Bravia 2009: Bouncing Balls
 
Cravendale 2011: Cats with Thumbs
 
John Lewis 2012: The Journey
 
Three 2013: The Pony