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The glory that is Marmite ads (mainly for the benefit of those outside the UK)
When I was finishing my PhD I tried to get a job with the marketing department of Rowntree's chocolate factory in York, where I was then living. It's lucky I failed, because had I known it they were about to be bought up by the evil Nestlé corporation, and I'd have had to resign almost immediately.

In those days I was a great admirer of Rowntree's advertising (the Kit Kat panda ad is perhaps the most famous). But the Rowntree crown was soon to be stolen by Marmite, who took the old "love it or hate it" adage about their product and ran with it in a way that makes Pheidippides look like a sprinter. Here's an early effort on that theme, from some time in the early 2000s:



Simple, yes, but ground-breaking in that the entire advert is based around someone hating the product.

After that, they became far more sophisticated, and developed a brilliant line in spoofs on TV genres. Here they are riffing on the animal rescue programmes:



For a long time, I thought they wouldn't top that. But now, along comes the DNA test reveal advert. This, in my opinion, is simply genius. Here is modern Britain in a nutshell (not that Marmite contains nuts):

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Oh, wow, that last one was actually involving! Brilliant.

Though my memory of the stuff on my single bite back in 1972, when I was hungry all the time, was gagging on a single bite. It was the single thing there was plenty of at the youth hostel I stayed at.

Haters gonna hate!

lol! More like, stay away, far far away! Like a continent and a coast away!

I've had Marmite. It's okay.

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