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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.

circular...

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


Ausgezeichnet.
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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