Over here, you never stop hearing corrupt politicians going on about keeping the government out of peoples lives, etc., etc. Over in Britain, a lot of agencies got their start, thanks to the government, by sucking on the COI teat. These are the killjoys that run ads about stopping smoking, drinking and shagging. Now they’re replacing the COI with something else, to be run by a couple of very daft sounding ladies… I have no fucking idea what it is, and my mate Stephen Foster at MAA (who is now blaming me for picking up my habit of saying fuck all the time) has a very funny post on it… Here’s the comment I posted in response… I am old enough in the tooth to remember that the COI put the "Cockney Gits - Maurice and Charlie - In business... Then the Tory party, 'cos Maggie thought the sun shone out of their arse, landed on their doorstep. Pretty soon, the lads were up to their armpits in castles, Rollers and rotting dead sharks in formaldehyde. Back in the old days, you could do the deal over a splendid lunch at Bentley's... Now you have to listen to these two Loverrrrlllly ladies talking a load of old cobblers. As you so succinctly say... Someone should tell them so, then take them out and get them pissed... Obviously, at government expense. God bless the Queen.
An early Saatchi ROI ad... A "Lovemark" - No fucking way!