Saturday, 28 August 2010

Ads Which Just Don't Work Anymore


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I was in the Ovaltineys and listened avidly to 'my' Sunday evening half hour on Radio Luxemburg. Still recall the whole song: "We are the Ovaltineys, happy girls and boys. At games and sports we're more than keen, no merrier children can be seen. Because we all drink Ovaltine, we're happy girls and boys." The innocence of childhood.

and last but by no means least:
Maybe a few posters with this message, aimed at females and males, would reduce the STI stats. This blog does not tolerate sex discrimination.

27 comments:

Jim Baxter said...

Or this:

http://typophile.com/files/21-Camels-smoke-a-fresh-cigarette-doctor_6728.jpg

Or this:

http://www.unsoughtinput.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/gra_bdoctor.jpg

Joe Public said...

I didn't know Ovaltine was available in the House of Commons restaurants.

Demetrius said...

I recall one poster in the old days that proclaimed that VD can be caught. To which someone had added "So can kippers". Life was different then.

Dramfineday said...

Ha, ha, ha, my favourite Ovaltine ad went as follows: Scene, a house living room in the winter, with fire burning down in the grate, Standard light on in the corner (dim and moody). Enter man and woman in pyjamas, night dress and dressing gowns. Each has a mug of the mixture. The lady has the line: "George and I have it every night in front of the fire"........lucky old George! But we were innocents then and went off to bed wondering where the yellow had went as we brushed our teeth with Pepsident.

Joe Public said...
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Joe Public said...

There was an advertising slogan that was used by the Scottish Co-op many, many years ago: "Mrs. McCrindle gets her oats at the Co-op"

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debate/?id=1987-10-22a.913.7

Catosays said...

Chris 'Underpants' Bryan would like the first ad.

Witterings From Witney said...

Well the Ovaltine ad was truthful at least! Never took it - hence I am still an old-fashioned hetro!

JRB said...

Here you are Subrosa - especially for you - for one night only – The Ovaltineys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EQ11Ob-d4A

- sing up

Bill Quango MP said...

http://www.tv-ark.org.uk/mivana/mediaplayer.php?id=d7b2cfcfb7c859ccf7e9038025110985&media=access_1978&type=mp4

Money always reminds me of our former prime Minister for some reason.

subrosa said...

Many thanks Jim for the links. Brought back memories. :)

subrosa said...

It's not Joe. It was only for happy boys and girls. ;)

subrosa said...

Life was certainly different then Demetrius. We were totally ashamed to contract an STi as they're known today. Perhaps it would be better of they were called what they really are. Sexually transmitted diseases which can cause problems all your life.

Too many 'quick fixes' today which don't always work.

subrosa said...

Jings Dram, I was a teenager when that was on TV. I'm going back to the days before TV with my recollection.

Truthfully I'm distraught you're younger than me. ;)

subrosa said...

Joe, I note the minister had no answer. What does that say? ;)

subrosa said...

Thank you John. I did sing up and I have to admit my recall is rather poor as I obviously didn't remember the words correctly.

I sang what I wrote. Obviously the Scots version. ;)

subrosa said...

Auch Bill, it says 'the video has now expired'. What have I done?

subrosa said...

WFW I bet you were a hot chocolate bloke although whether than substantiated your hetrosexuality I don't know. I can only guess. ;)

Apogee said...

Hi Dram. I can remember the Pepsident commercial from the radio when I was just into secondary school, and the rather dirty joke story that went with it. ( well, some of it, it was a long time ago).

Anon said...

We convent school girls are intrigued by the adverts for Patek Philippe.

http://www.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1002&bih=600&q=patek%20philippe%20advertising%20mary%20ellen%20mark%201998&tbs=isch:1

- Aangirfan

brownlie said...

I took Ovaltine as a kid - explains a lot really - my parents will have to give me some straight answers.

Witterings From Witney said...

SR, hate chocolate unless its maltesers - always been a tea man.

subrosa said...

They're rather good Aangirfan. Subtle. I like that.

subrosa said...

Brownlie, we're far too mature to start looking for answers now!

subrosa said...

Not keen on chocoate myself WFW, but I like the odd cup of decaf expresso. Fennel and peppermint tea is my latest discovery.

joe90 kane said...

Brillian subrosa!

subrosa said...

Thank you Joe.

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