If PSAs aren’t telling us to drive safely or do drugs, chances are they’re telling us to not mix the two together. I’m no mixologist, but what a very murderous cocktail it can be… well at least according to this set of ads anyway.
Hello, everyone. Due to many unresolved copyright claims on this particular video (i.e. copyrighted songs), YouTube decided to block it in 6 countries – including the United States. Unfortunately, according to YouTube, I am unable to remove these songs using YouTube’s Editor because the video has “too many … Continue reading TOP 10: CAR COMMERCIALS
Britain has been known for its very macabre and grotesque collection of Public Information Films (PIFs) over the years: including (but by no means limited to) the “Dark and Lonely Water” which showed a black-hoodied figure haunting children who’d succumb to many unfortunate circumstances – and thus their inevitable deaths – by drowning in deep waters, in turn traumatising a whole generation of children (including my own mother) back in the 1970s. Unfortunately, times have changed since then. We don’t have haunting public information films being produced anymore, especially since the death of the long-lived, and long-loved, Central Office of Information (COI) in 2011.
We all have our favourite commercials which we can’t help but love… unless you’re a boring sod and absolutely despise commercials, of course. Not every commercial has artistic depth, I agree (think of those bloody annoying Cillit Bang ads with the overly-obnoxious Barry Scott screaming down your earholes). But to me, commercials aren’t just about the cliché sort of “advertising something” or “selling a product” – it’s about the creativity behind them. We may not necessarily go out of our way to buy the associated product at the end of the commercial, but that doesn’t stop us appreciating the creativity, and brilliance of that commercial. Maybe it’s just me. Maybe I need to go outdoors more. But I have always absolutely adored commercials since I was a young child.