Art appreciation (from an unlikely source)
Craig McNamara blogs and podcasts about advertising and working in advertising
Here's an interesting late-1960s CBS programming ad by the celebrated designer, Lou Dorfsman:
Just noticed this poster for this upcoming movie...
Stage and screen actor Dan Resin, who portrayed the dapper Ty-D-Bol man in television commercials for the toilet bowl cleaner, has died. He was 79...As the Ty-D-Bol man, Resin wore a captain's uniform and sailed off in a motorboat across the sparkling blue waters of a toilet tank after his product pitch: "Helps clean and deodorize your bowl automatically every time you flush."
I've discussed American Airline's "Fly Me" campaign previously, but this ad deserves special mention. It seems to be created for those for whom the "stewardesses" with the come-hither come-ons ("I'm Cheryl. Fly Me.") was a bit too subtle:
"At first I was bashful. But then people began thanking me for an enjoyable flight. I liked that. And I realized how much I wanted everything to go just right. That I had fun when they did."
We'll keep combing America for girls like Sandy. And as soon as we meet them, we promise to introduce them to you.