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    The Old Bourbon Ad Thread

    I thought it might be nice to consolidate some of these into a single thread. If this might go better somewhere else, feel free to move it.

    First a few from my new acquisition (apologies for my poor scanning ability):

    When you think of hot nights in an exotic locale, do you think of red wine? Sherry? Brandy? Tequila? No, you idiot, of course you think of IW Harper:

    Harper ad 1.jpg

    Jack Daniels: The Only American Whiskey Made in a Cave

    JD ad web.jpg
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    Re: The Old Bourbon Ad Thread

    Funny. I used to write a lot of ads and brochures like this, in my youth. One day one of the old salts told me, "write whatever you want, as long as the headline has the words 'sales' and 'profits' in it."

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    Re: The Old Bourbon Ad Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    Funny. I used to write a lot of ads and brochures like this, in my youth. One day one of the old salts told me, "write whatever you want, as long as the headline has the words 'sales' and 'profits' in it."
    That definately seems to be the case with the Harper ad.

    Logo and name of product- check
    "sales"- check
    "profits"- check
    Photo with whiskey- check +bonus points for the attactive woman & sophisticated man

    Perfect ad!

    The JD one is definately better done and more subtle in a way, but the way it makes it look like JD is made by a few guys in the woods makes me chuckle.
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    Re: The Old Bourbon Ad Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    ...it makes it look like JD is made by a few guys in the woods makes me chuckle.
    You mean it's not?

    I suppose next you're going to tell me that Keebler cookies aren't made by elves in a big tree.
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    Re: The Old Bourbon Ad Thread

    Here's a couple that I like.
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    Re: The Old Bourbon Ad Thread

    What year is the I. W. Harper add above?

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    Re: The Old Bourbon Ad Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Squash View Post
    What year is the I. W. Harper add above?
    1966.

    I like the Turkey ad, Oscar. Never seen a turkey soaring as majestically as that!

    Much better than this one
    A-N ad.jpg

    I can't quite figure out what is going on in this ND one and why it was needed:

    ND ad web.jpg
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    Re: The Old Bourbon Ad Thread

    Someone at Austin-Nichols apparently forgot the meaning in that Wild Turkey ad.
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    Re: The Old Bourbon Ad Thread

    Dentistry at a whole new level.
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    Re: The Old Bourbon Ad Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra View Post
    Dentistry at a whole new level.
    LOL. No officer, I haven't been drinking, it's just my whiskey toothpaste you're smelling.

 

 

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