November 1, 2003 8:25 PM   Subscribe

The World Federation of Advertisers 50th Anniversary Hall of Fame 1953-2003
posted by crunchland (6 comments total)
Geez, why not call it the Levi's awards? 9 out of 13 winners were theirs.
posted by MegoSteve at 8:33 PM on November 1, 2003

Nice link, crunchland - can't wait to get on my other (broadband) machine to check out the videos. I'm very eager to see this ad in particular...

I'm struck by the same thing that MegoSteve is, though ... that there are so many listings by the same companies - Levi's, Nescafé, The Romanian National Organization of Disabled People (??), Smirnoff, Stella Artois, Weetabix (where's Nike, BTW??) -- clearly these are great campaigns, great series of ads (category 'saga') ... perhaps they would have done better to list them as a group, rather than as individual entries.

Also, while I intellectually know that Anthony Stewart Head was the Taster's Choice coffee guy, but its still a shock to see him. Giles! What are you doing!
posted by anastasiav at 9:50 PM on November 1, 2003

i was gonna say it must be rigged as the levi's ads were sorta hit and miss. then i watched the heiniken and nescafe gold blend ads in the finalists section. levi's deserved their wins.
posted by dobbs at 10:59 PM on November 1, 2003

anastasiav -

Nice one there. Mailed the link to the art student wife with a stern admonishment NOT to look at the Actor/Celebrity section until after it was done.
posted by Samizdata at 2:39 AM on November 2, 2003

It reminds me that there are few commercials with any artistic merit to them. Im not saying it to be some kind of psuedo-intellectual bourgeoisie, yet... uh.... shit, I am a psuedo-intellectual bourgeoisie!
posted by Keyser Soze at 10:22 AM on November 2, 2003

Whoah, it's freaky hearing the MC 900 FT Jesus track in "Washroom."
posted by NortonDC at 5:48 PM on November 2, 2003

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