The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

Did I Play A Small Part In Brexit?

One of my favourite bits of work is Blackcurrant Tango.

There’s many reasons for this …

It epitomised the brilliance of HHCL.

It ensured I could work for 10+ years.

I’m even in it [one of the idiots running down the hill]

But recently I watched it again, and while I previously loved it with all my heart, it now seemed to have more of a sinister edge thanks to the Brexit-ridden times we now live in.

To which I can only say, I’m sorry … it was only supposed to be a bit of fun about British pride and eccentricity. Little did I know 22+ years later, huge swathes of England, would literally go stark-raving-bloody-bonkers.

However on the bright side, I might be Nostradamus.

Happy Friday.

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Yes. Next question.

Comment by Bazza

Thanks Baz. Thanks a lot.

Comment by Rob

campbell is the cause of everything shit in the world.

Comment by andy@cynic

Only reason I ever talked to you was because of this ad. I thought it meant you were cool. I was wrong. All Trev and Al.

Comment by DH

Why did this surprise you?

Comment by Bazza

This was definitely all Trev and Al.

No one would ever claim otherwise.

Comment by Rob

I still think the Apple Tango work is more you Rob.

Comment by Pete

Especially this spot.

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Comment by Bazza

One of my favourite lines was in the other Apple Tango spot.

“Imagine tweaking my ring….
… pull. “

When the craft of ad writing was the craft of writing.

Comment by George

this and the rga photo campbell posted yesterday pretty much sums the fucker up. the dna of a mischievous fuck who causes shit to everyone else.

Comment by andy@cynic

I must admit I love this campaign the most.

And yes, I loved this execution the most.

I especially loved the mad ‘apple prostitute cards’ we put in phone boxes across London.

Brilliant writing. Mad stories. Irreverent execution.

Comment by Rob

Didn’t you get a police warning for those cards?

Comment by George

not as often as he got a warning for crimes against fashion.

Comment by andy@cynic

Don’t let Johnson and Farage read this or they’ll definitely blame you. And this ad was smarter and far more enjoyable than any element of their lies and deceit-filled campaign.

Comment by George

Yes. I’m surprised you didn’t see that at the time. Jingoism is always dangerous.

Comment by John

This is the ad that led me to you. Not a bad way to introduce yourself Robert.

Comment by Lee Hill

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