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Old 05-07-2011, 07:22   #1
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Advertising "characters"

OK so we currently have the wonderful meerkats that have shot to fame but what other "characters" have become popular from adverts.

One that springs to mind for me is a balding bloke used to advertise cigarettes a number of years ago(Regal??) I dont smoke so it never stuck what brand it was), Can't recall "his" name but the campaign went on for ages, was quite funny and it was discussed that it was worrying the powers that be that it was making smoking attractive.

Over to you, what can you remember( and for the more 'elderly' members you might need to explain what the product was as well... )
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Old 23-11-2011, 20:49   #2
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Churchill's 'bulldog',

For Churchill's Car Insurance.
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Old 23-11-2011, 20:53   #3
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I remember the Weetabix characters that were made up to be like a gang of skinheads. Must have been the early 80's.
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Old 23-11-2011, 20:55   #4
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The buy smash get mash robots.
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Old 23-11-2011, 20:56   #5
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honey monster,tony the tiger,the smash robots,coco pops monkey,tango man,green giant,
oxo family,tetley tea folk


just to name a few
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Old 23-11-2011, 21:02   #6
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There was an ad campaign for milk but there weren't any characters, as such, just straws that would march across the screen....they were called something like The Humphries.
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Old 23-11-2011, 21:04   #7
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There was an ad campaign for milk but there weren't any characters, as such, just straws that would march across the screen....they were called something like The Humphries.

'ACCRINGTON STANLEY...............................WHO ARE THEY'!

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Old 23-11-2011, 21:07   #8
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'ACCRINGTON STANLEY...............................WHO ARE THEY'!

Yeah, they've tried all sorts to get us to drink more milk...!
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Old 23-11-2011, 21:17   #9
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Molly Weir's 'Flash cleans baths without scratching'.

R. White's secret lemonade drinker man.
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Old 23-11-2011, 21:21   #10
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Maureen Lipman's long running Beatie character, for B.T.

'You get an ology...you're a scientist.'

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Old 23-11-2011, 21:23   #11
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the old bt ads: busby.bob hoskins 'it's good to talk', maureen lipman 'an ology!'

118 and 118

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Old 23-11-2011, 21:28   #12
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For mash get Smash aliens.
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The buy smash get mash robots.
these were the smashers loved em,also the Brooke Bond Chimps,
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Old 23-11-2011, 21:46   #14
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OK so we currently have the wonderful meerkats that have shot to fame but what other "characters" have become popular from adverts.

One that springs to mind for me is a balding bloke used to advertise cigarettes a number of years ago(Regal??) I dont smoke so it never stuck what brand it was), Can't recall "his" name but the campaign went on for ages, was quite funny and it was discussed that it was worrying the powers that be that it was making smoking attractive.

Over to you, what can you remember( and for the more 'elderly' members you might need to explain what the product was as well... )
Do you mean this ad?

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Old 24-11-2011, 07:22   #15
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Howard from Halifax;

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