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TV Advertising Blog

I don’t work in TV advertising. And I’m no TV ad professional. But, two things make me feel somewhat qualified to blog about it:

  • I work in a field of marketing, which makes me constantly curious about other channels that I know less about (including TV). I’m also insanely envious of the investment TV advertising gets so I like to nosey at what that investment produces
  • I watch a lot of Coronation Street. Those Corrie TV ad slots are prime space… so I see a lot of really good (and really expensive and bad) TV ads

So this blog comes from that. You’ll find a lot of Christmas ad talk here. Yes, I’m a sucker for the John Lewis ad every single year.

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Google Closes Down TV Ads Product

Five years ago, Google ventured into the world of TV advertising with the ambition of being able to sell TV ads in a similar way that it sells its other online ads. However, in a blog post on its TV…

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The New Go Compare TV Ads (2012) are About as Funny as a Dental Abscess

Go Compare recently launched its 2012 TV ad campaign featuring celebrities inflicting a violent demise upon ‘Gio Compario,’ the super irritating opera singer I’ve written about before. I get it. This is supposed to be funny. Go Compare is getting…

That F***ing Money Supermarket Ad – And 9 Other TV Ads That Make Me Want to Poke Things in my Eyes Repeatedly

That F***ing Money Supermarket Ad – And 9 Other TV Ads That Make Me Want to Poke Things in my Eyes Repeatedly

The first time I saw that Money Supermarket ad, I thought it was genius. It was well done, memorable and quite funny. And I like the word ‘epic.’ Several weeks, scores of instances of the TV ad and many, many…