Dunno if this topic has been done before, but never mind. I agree with Phil's conclusion, so let's share some.Phil Reynolds wrote:My subjective opinion (though I could probably put together some facts to support it) is that the 1970s and 80s were a golden period for imaginative, witty and memorable TV ads while most of today's are feeble in comparison, although I suspect what's happened is that, in terms of production values at least, things are more evenly balanced now - there were some great ads around when I was growing up but there were some shit ones too.
However, there are still occasionally some really good TV commercials. The Google Chrome 'It Gets Better' ad is astonishing, brave, uplifting and just absolutely fucking brilliant. One ad like this makes up for a hundred naff ones.
These Sony Bravia ads are awesome...
And my all-time favourite, Honda Cog Thingy. I first saw it at a cinema. I stood up at the end of it and applauded for ten continuous minutes before leaving knowing that no film could match up to what I had just seen.