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A Dummy's Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin
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Top Commercials of 2012

By this book here.

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer

One of the Top 10 Commercials of 2012

This was voted one of the top 10 commercials of 2012. It didn't make my top ten list ... but what do I know?

Another Top Commercial of 2012

I featured this brilliant two-minute spot for The Guardian shortly after it was introduced early in 2012. It re-imagines the Three Little Pigs as a modern news story, beginning with the Big Bad Wolf's death in a boiling pot and a SWAT team descending on the home of the porcine suspects. All of Britain is appalled at the horrific crime. But there's more to the story. Weren't the pigs just protecting their property? How could the wolf, who had asthma, blow down two of their houses? Maybe the pigs, who were behind on their mortgage payments, framed the wolf to pick up the insurance money. The Guardian's reporters chase every twist and turn, with help from readers across social media, vividly demonstrating the paper's collaborative concept of "open journalism." Putting The Guardian at the center of the swirl of 21st century life was a defiant rebuke to those who would question newspapers' relevance today.

Reminisce Over These Vintage Holiday Ads

Apparently in the 50's it was okay for Santa to look up a lady's skirt. (Why is he handing her a gift while she's on the ladder decorating the tree?) And I don't think OSHA would approve of the high heels on a step ladder.


 In the 60's you could choose from 8 models of Daisy B-B guns. Today the guns are sold with eye protection ... verifying the influence of the movie "A Christmas Story" on Daisy.


For "Real Christmas Magic" a real lady magician in shorts with an illustrated Santa. Unfortunately I'm old enough to remember the "Magic Margin" feature on Royal typewriters.


Posted: Jan 02 2013, 07:30 AM by chip


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