Old Ads Get New Life Thanks To YouTube And Others

American Copywriter points to this ad for Winston.

Never mind the “I can’t believe they got away with this back in the day” factor. If old commercials keep cropping up, can brands that truly want to change their image succeed? Because nearly every brand that’s been around for the last 50 years ago has some cheesy advertising in its past.
And, as this clip makes the rounds of the ‘Net, could this affect, and influence, more kids to smoke, or it is just a nostalgia trip for adults?



About Dan Goldgeier

Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. Dan is also a columnist for TalentZoo.com and the author of View From The Cheap Seats and Killer Executions and Scrubbed Decks.