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Thinkbox ‘3 Great Ads I Had Nothing To Do With’, opening 19 September

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Thinkbox ‘3 Great Ads I Had Nothing To Do With’ at the Museum of Brands

The Museum of Brands teams up with Thinkbox, the marketing body for commercial TV in the UK, to showcase a selection from the series ‘3 Great Ads I had nothing to do with’. Opening on 19 September, the display of short films presents leading Thinkbox Academy members who have the tricky task of selecting just three TV ads that have inspired them: brilliant commercials, old and new, that they admire but had nothing to do with. The idea is not only to explore some of the greatest ads in the company of people who know a thing or two about making them, but also because the proven link between creativity and effectiveness encourages the advertising industry to even greater heights.

Andrew MacGillivray, Marketing Director at Thinkbox says “Exploring the creative canvas of TV with these award winning ECDs and clients has been enormously inspiring, always entertaining, and frequently surprising. Their insight give us a greater understanding of out how great ideas and brilliant execution come together on TV to make us laugh, cry or think. This is the stuff that generates fame and profit for brands.”

Karin Kihlberg, Executive Director says: “We are very excited to share these inspirational, films with our Museum audiences. What is especially engaging with this series of films is that it illustrates how historic ads can shape the future of advertising. As the Museum welcomes hundreds of students and industry professionals every month this will be a great addition to our displays of 150 years of brands and packaging and for the advertisers of the future.” 

The selection of short films are presented by:
Peter Souter, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, TBWA London
Chaka Sobhani, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett
Dave Henderson, Former Chief Creative Officer, Mullen Lowe London
Elspeth Lynn, Group Creative Director, FCB Inferno

Some of the ads showing are: Heineken, Honda, Sunday Times, Sony, Yellow Pages, Land Rover, Levis, Three and Volkswagen