23 episodes

The golden age of British advertising was more than just Mad Men and liquid lunches. Every week, the History of Advertising podcast reveals the stories behind the nation’s most celebrated adverts.

The History of Advertising Podcast Jack Meggitt-Phillips

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

The golden age of British advertising was more than just Mad Men and liquid lunches. Every week, the History of Advertising podcast reveals the stories behind the nation’s most celebrated adverts.

    What makes a great ad?

    What makes a great ad?

    Who knows? Well, hopefully, Sir Frank Lowe, Jeremy Bullmore, Dave Trott, Rory Sutherland, and Hugh Hudson have some idea. 

    • 11 min
    US vs UK

    US vs UK

    The Brits might not like to admit it, but the golden age of UK advertising owes a great debt to American influences. Featuring contributions from Sir Alan Parker, Judie Lannon and Dave Trott, we unpack the differences and similarities between the UK and US advertisers. 

    • 11 min
    The Rise of the Internet

    The Rise of the Internet

    On this industry insight episode of the History of Advertising Podcast, we are looking at the rise of the internet, and how it’s affected adland. With contributions from Rory Sutherland, Judie Lannon, Martin Boase, Dave Trott, and Brian Palmer. 

    • 12 min
    Managing Creativity

    Managing Creativity

    Adland's most valuable assets go out of the building at the end of every working day. In this episode, we hear how Dave Trott.and Sir Frank Lowe managed their creative teams, and the lessons agency leaders can take from their differing approaches. 

    • 11 min
    Do you need to do your research?

    Do you need to do your research?

    Does research help, or hinder creativity? Sir Frank Lowe recalls the successful Heineken campaign that would have never been made, if they had listened to the research. Meanwhile, Judie Lannon and Jeremy Bullmore explore how research can inspire great ads - but only if the right models are used. 

    • 10 min
    Directing the Golden Age

    Directing the Golden Age

    “A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.” On this episode of the history of advertising podcast, we are taking a closer look at the policemen, midwives, psychoanalysts and sycophantic bastards – as we look at the role that the director plays in bringing TV ads together. Contributions from Sir Alan Parker, Hugh Hudson, Brian Palmer, and Jeremy Bullmore.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

BecHoward ,

Absolute must for pop culture fans

A real treat of a podcast, offering a witty and insightful look at our best loved and best remembered adverts

sigo2347 ,

If you love Advertising you’ll love this. Fabulous material from an unique archive.

Go on, just do it!

Nikolay Bodurov ,

Top podcast!

Brilliant podcast, truly a great listen. Recommended!!!!

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