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My Favourite Ad in Ages

Oh yes.

Oh, it’s easy to see it as a lazy nostalgia piece - “REMEMBER WHEN MOBILE PHONES WERE MASSIVE!!!??!?!” and the like. But what stops it from being just that that it’s simply superbly made - the very opposite of lazy - and there are a few shots in there that you wouldn’t necessarily expect. (The Our Price moment being my favourite.)

But perhaps best of all is the 25th anniversary logo at the end - a beautiful piece of retro design…

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Yes, that is a great advert, but more importantly Virgin Airlines was formed on my first birthday!

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By Jonathan Capps
January 05, 2009 @ 7:37 pm

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By Andrew
January 05, 2009 @ 7:51 pm

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By Marleen
January 05, 2009 @ 9:54 pm

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PC Andy!

Didn’t Virgin Megastores merge with Our Price?

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By monkeyson
January 05, 2009 @ 11:23 pm

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Yes, I really like this ad too. There is some nice attention to detail.

What is a bit scary though is that I can remember when the world was like that!

By Choffi
January 06, 2009 @ 12:09 am

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Yeah, there’s some lovely attention to detail in there. Wonder how much it cost?

Nice that it’s a full minute and a half, too.

Full marks to anyone who spots an anachronism in there! (I’ve not spotted one yet…)

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By John Hoare
January 06, 2009 @ 1:45 am

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> Wimpy!!!!

We still have Wimpy. You just need to live in the midlands.

By Karl
January 06, 2009 @ 3:32 pm

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Or Ruislip.

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By Tanya Jones
January 06, 2009 @ 4:53 pm

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I couldn’t view that at work. I can only add as somewhat of a fan of 80s kitsch that was stonkingly brilliant.

By Karl
January 06, 2009 @ 11:35 pm

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