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The results are in (NYT - rr). To follow-up on this thread, the favorite ad icons and slogans have been chosen, as well as the recipients of the "Stars of Madison Avenue" award. And I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say...Derek Jeter?!?
posted by braun_richard (12 comments total)

 
YAN-KEES SUCK
YAN-KEES SUCK
posted by xmutex at 12:32 PM on September 20, 2004


I heard a nasty rumor that Jeter swallows.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 12:36 PM on September 20, 2004


I'm sure there's a way to work in a joke about "melts in your mouth, not in your hands" here, but I'm just not gonna go there.
posted by briank at 12:39 PM on September 20, 2004


Wow, this thread got off to an... interesting start.

Personally, I'd like to see "Let's Get Mikey" up there. And "Ancient Chinese Secret" as well.

Also, of course: L.S.M.F.T!
posted by soyjoy at 12:50 PM on September 20, 2004


soyjoy, ah I could go for a Lucky Strike right about now! That's some fine smokin' action! Just kidding, Lucky Strikes were like smoking dirt with some chopped up bugs for flavor.

Yankees Suck. Jeter Swallows. Steinbrenner watches.
posted by fenriq at 1:06 PM on September 20, 2004


Okay, since soyjoy wants to take it all serious-like....

The fact that the M&M guys scored so overwhelmingly, that a sports personality like Jeter is on the list, and that none of the great slogans/characters/spokespeople of the past are anywhere to be seen speaks to the evanescence of advertising in our collective pop-culture saturated brains.

We can go on at length for the missing giants like "Where's The Beef" and Speedy Alka-Seltzer, but what's the point? Our memory for advertising barely remembered Tony the Tiger because he lingers on in ads today.
posted by briank at 1:14 PM on September 20, 2004


Pretty sure "Where's the Beef" was in there.
posted by Witty at 1:16 PM on September 20, 2004


And I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say...Derek Jeter?!?

Well, it is New York - I'd imagine he has a handful of fans there.

I heard a nasty rumor that Jeter swallows.

I heard a nasty rumor he went 5 for 8 over the weekend against the Pawtucket,... I mean the Boston Red Sox.

And a second vote for "Ancient Chinese secret." As runners-up I'd consider "Gee, your hair smells terrific." and "I can't believe it's not butter."
posted by jalexei at 1:20 PM on September 20, 2004


You know, you can still buy that stuff.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 1:25 PM on September 20, 2004


Briank: check out the second link in my original post for the complete list of nominees. That should answer most of your concerns.

Jalexei: Yeah, Madison Ave is in NYC, but really what has Jeter given to the world of advertising?
posted by braun_richard at 9:31 PM on September 20, 2004


Derek Jeeter shares needles!
posted by crazy finger at 9:43 PM on September 20, 2004


Well, I was going to complain about that "Can you hear me now" thing, but I don't think I can match up to the jeeter-hatred flowing off this bored.
posted by delmoi at 4:07 PM on September 21, 2004


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