Something is missing from today's ads compared to the past.
Yesterday this author was bemoaning the fact that Kia has chosen not to use its hamsters in future commercials. I loved the Kia Soul commercial so much that I had to write an article about it.
I have been critical of some ads, such as Acura's TSX debacle and supportive of new ventures such as Ford's Fiesta Movement. However, I really got a little teary-eyed when Jim Norris retweeted a link to Well Medicated's " 50 Inspiring Vintage Advertisements" post. This is Mad Men quality stuff in the gallery (click link to enjoy). I can almost hear Don Draper's voice right now!
Somehow, even when I look at the best of the best from today's agencies, there was a certain magic captured by these advertisements that I'm not sure we can ever recapture. Companies were confident and boastful and we believed them. Today I think we are far too cynical to fall for such prose (well, perhaps ED medications are the exception to that).