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The Ad Slogan Hall of Fame catalogs 114 of the best advertising catchphrases ever created, often paired with a broadcast or print example. (Well, those created in England and North America, anyway.) Any of these recent inductees ring a bell?: "A little dab'll do ya." "Breakfast of champions." "Drivers wanted."
posted by me3dia (13 comments total)

So where's "More addictive than crack"?
posted by soyjoy at 1:29 PM on August 22, 2003

brylcream, wheaties, and volkswagon.
posted by quonsar at 1:33 PM on August 22, 2003

Good stuff! Love that they have the tv examples with, very cool.
posted by jonson at 1:36 PM on August 22, 2003

OK, hotshot, try these:
"Children's shoes have far to go."
"Reassuringly expensive."
"It is. Are you?"
posted by me3dia at 1:38 PM on August 22, 2003

Of course, now that I've given you the cheat sheet it shouldn't be too hard...
posted by me3dia at 1:39 PM on August 22, 2003

Ok, this is a truly meaning less block of text:

Judging criteria included individual opinions as to whether a line did or did not merit inclusion in The Advertising Slogan Hall of Fame.


What is the criteria for judging the "best" of any aspect of advertising? Market effectiveness? Pop-cultural salience? Esthetics?
posted by scarabic at 1:41 PM on August 22, 2003

posted by kirkaracha at 3:35 PM on August 22, 2003

Looks like "Nothing sucks like an Electrolux" didn't make it. Neither did some of my other personal faves: "What has a hazel nut in every bite?" - cue school children chanting "Squirrel Shit!" in unison. And an eighties (i.e. Essex boy) era billboard for a convertible hatchback - Ford I think - titled "Mean and roofless."
posted by carter at 3:45 PM on August 22, 2003

"I buy them retail and sell 'em wholesale - it's more fun that way!".

-Earl "MadMan" Muntz
posted by clavdivs at 4:15 PM on August 22, 2003

Great link - thanks me3dia.
posted by plep at 2:21 AM on August 23, 2003

carter - nothing sucks was used a headline, not a tagline (slogan) and the other stuff you point to at that page like the Chevy No Va (No go?) is a myth as well.
posted by dabitch at 4:26 AM on August 23, 2003

"It's what your right arm's for."

Heh, heh.
posted by alumshubby at 6:15 AM on August 23, 2003

omg I never thought of that...
posted by dabitch at 11:10 AM on August 23, 2003

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