This one looks delightfully camp and with some of TV’s biggest names, it must have cost a fortune.
I remember the Canberra Television commercials, and yes they did mostly seem to play around the time of the Logies each year.
Lots of great commercials in the past
The scary but very effective Grim Reaper AIDS commercial from 1987. Created by Siimon Reynolds as part of a 3 million dollar education campaign by the National Advisory Committee on AIDS.
Does this count?
I seem to recall this Vita Weat commercial ran for years and years. https://youtu.be/ZR3ED0znYRQ
I loved the way the fillings came out the holes when you squeezed the biscuits together. Like worms.
You can’t not think classic commercials and not think Franco Cozzo. This ad inexplicably (and I recall seeing it in the flesh on Christmas Evening 2013 when I was on holidays somewhere along the Bellarine Peninsula) re-appeared on screens in 2013 - 2014 with almost no modification (phone numbers and website perhaps!) since its original airing throughout the 80s.
One of a series of TV commercials for OTC (Overseas Telecommunications Commission) using nostalgia to encourage Australians to make overseas telephone calls.
The series was reported to have resulted in a 600% increase in calls to the countries involved.
It won a Gold Medal at Cannes in 1979 and was named the most effective in (the first) 25 years of Australian television.
The well-loved ‘Face’ commercial as used by British Airways.
This is the original ninety-second version.
He even inspired a novelty song.