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User currently offlineConcorde001 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1230 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 5539 times:

I've seen posts about MA/SN adverts, so I thought I would post these brilliant BA adverts!
What do you make of them?

http://www.mcsaatchi.com/BA/BA_PJ.html

http://www.mcsaatchi.com/BA/BA_GLOBAL.html

This one is quite funny - it's BA taking punch at LCCs!
http://www.mcsaatchi.com/BA/BA_LOWCOST.html

[Edited 2006-05-13 15:03:50]

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User currently offlineBA1978 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 5521 times:

The second one I've seen a few times before. But the first I've never seen and I must say, I love it!


There are other ways and there's British Airways
User currently offlineQm001 From Portugal, joined Mar 2004, 281 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 5521 times:

Well I have to say... WOW! They are fantastic! I am really glad that they are starting to hone their talent for class again!

Well done brits!

QM001



I wish there was still a flying boat service on the African Lakes!
User currently offlineAlanUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 5470 times:

I know that the second one with the face is BA's most popular ad ever (statistics), but I for once prefer the "Jolly Foreigners" one. I think it's BA's best commercial with wit and humour.

Alan.


User currently offlineBoeingfanyyz From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 5442 times:

With an airline like BA, they should definately have ads along those lines!

Great job BA!

Cheers,
Boeingfanyyz  airplane 



"If it aint boeing, it aint going!", "Friends are like condoms...they protect you when things get hard!"
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13005 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 5416 times:

In the 1st and 3rd commercial, P.J. O'Rourke appears. He is an American, and is a well known humorous social and political commentator in newspapers, magazines and on cable TV news programs.
I like the good-natured tweaking of the UK in the 1st and the more direct hit on the LCC's in the third. Mmmm, I think they were making a big point as to Ryanair...especially with that one scene where the sign for the city centere (Center) was 60 kms away!


User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4621 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 5403 times:

Quoting Concorde001 (Thread starter):
http://www.mcsaatchi.com/BA/BA_GLOBAL.html

That is a very famous commercial for BA. It was all over television in Australia in the late 1980s. There's another really famous BA one as well, but I can't remember it.

The first one you linked is hilarious!!  Smile



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 5373 times:

i specialy liked the first one. what a great way to say... ba we love ya.

DALelite



They loved to fly and it showed..
User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 11 hours ago) and read 5279 times:

Quoting Qm001 (Reply 2):
Well I have to say... WOW! They are fantastic! I am really glad that they are starting to hone their talent for class again!

Unfortunately these are all quite a few years old now - there hasn't been anything similar to these recently...


User currently offlineTimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1322 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 11 hours ago) and read 5264 times:

The 1st was definitely the best. I saw the third one aired a few times here in the UK. I do prefer it when BA use subtle humour rather than cheesy imagery and lines in their ads. Doesn't make you cringe!!

User currently offlineTjc2 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 10 hours ago) and read 5179 times:

thats funny, some people having not seen the first one but seen the second alot, vise versa for me.

I like the last one...bash away! Big grin



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User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5479 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 4986 times:

I know this has been asked before but I can't find the answer in the archives, but what song do they use in their ads? I'm speaking specifically of the ones that air in the US during Wimbledon. I think their commercials are among the best around.


Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlinePlanetime From Singapore, joined Mar 2006, 719 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 4946 times:

here are couple more BA ads from the same website

http://www.mcsaatchi.com/BA/BA_TIMESSQ.html

http://www.mcsaatchi.com/BA/BA_MANHATTAN.html

this ad seems bit old.

http://www.mcsaatchi.com/BA/BA_REDEYE.html


User currently offlineDoor5Right From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 707 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 6 hours ago) and read 4892 times:

Quoting Blink182 (Reply 11):
but what song do they use in their ads?

Here is the information. Source: Howards Blake's Website

British Airways Theme Tune (Lakme) op.333 (March 1984)
Music for a TV advertising film, the launch of the famous duet from Lakme
Commissioned by: Saatchi and Saatchi
Instrumentation: 2 sopranos and orch.
[Key to Abbreviations]
First Performance: Recorded CTS March 31 1984, Elaine Barry and Judith Pearce (sopranos) and orchestra conducted by Howard Blake

Notes
The director Tony Scott had been introduced to this duet for two sopranos by Howard, who then recorded it with his own orchestra for Tony's feature film 'The Hunger' in 1982. The song comes from the opera 'Lakme' by Leo Delibes (1883) and is called 'Viens Mallika'.

Two years later Tony asked Howard if the track could be adapted for a TV commercial for British Airways (titled 'Wider Seats'). He used the same sopranos and orchestra but adapted it to fit the famous shot of a 747's shadow climbing the Empire State Building. Innumerable re-arrangements followed over a period of more than 20 years.



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User currently offlineAussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 6 hours ago) and read 4872 times:

Have to say don't you just love those old SAATCHI commercials. These have to go down as some of the most powerful branded commercials ever produced. They are fantastic. Have to admit that the latest ones 2006 are not market leaders but time will tell!!!??? Lead on BA!!

User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6318 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 5 hours ago) and read 4794 times:

They are some of the best airline adverts I have ever seen! I wish Aer Lingus and other airline had adverts like these. Big grin

User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1836 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 5 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

I think that the Flower Duet was one of Lord King's favourite peices of music which is one of the reasons it was chosen.

User currently offlineJunior747 From Malta, joined Apr 2005, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4540 times:

I've never seen any of them before and I must say they're pretty good! Especially the first one  Big grin

Regards,

Junior



Pilot of 'Lady Guinness' - 9H-UMR
User currently offlineFuffla From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4172 times:

The second commercial is very similar to Australia's Carlton Draught beer add. I do not know which was released first, but i do know that they are both great.!

User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7361 posts, RR: 17
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3987 times:

Quoting Concorde001 (Thread starter):
thought I would post these brilliant BA adverts!



Quoting Planetime (Reply 12):
here are couple more BA ads from the same website



Quoting Door5Right (Reply 13):
British Airways Theme Tune (Lakme) op.333 (March 1984)

Many thanks to all three of you. Good memories! For a short - too short - but decent excerpt from the Flower Duet from Lacme go to http://www.aaca.co.za/music/mind_body/power_down_9.htm
and scroll down to click number 11.
Every time I hear it it reminds me of sitting in a BA cabin as it was played over the intercom while the remaining passengers boarded.


User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7361 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3935 times:

The current BA (UK) Dolphins in the Clouds TV Ad was subject of a post a couple of weeks back. It was called 'New UK BA Tv Ad.' and Reply 2 included a direct link to a download of the ad. that plays on Real Player. (Sorry I have not discovered how to link to a previous thread!)

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