10 iconic TV adverts

Following on from my last post, where I looked at some iconic print ads, this week I’ve rounded up 10 of the most iconic TV adverts in advertising history. I spoke to ad folk at some of the biggest agencies in the UK to see what they thought were the most iconic TV adverts.

Like my print ad post, I had originally thought about doing a write up about each advert, but I think it’s better to just leave you with the ads and let you think about them. I spoke to agencies such as AKQA, Saatchi & Saatchi, Wieden + Kennedy, Leo Burnett, Fallon and Albion, these are their chosen iconic TV adverts.

Volkswagen Golf – GTI Forever


Selected by Matt Longstaff at AKQA.

Old Spice – Smell Like a Man


Selected by Tamryn Kerr at Publicis

Budweiser – Frogs


Chosen by Philippa Dunjay at Albion

Cadbury – Gorilla


Selected by Nick Gold at Saatchi & Saatchi

The Guardian – Points of View


Creatives at JWT

Levis – Laundrette


Nick Gold at Saatchi & Saatchi

Honda – Cog


John Blight – Red Brick Road

Levis – Flat Eric


Selected by Tom Lloyd at Wieden + Kennedy

Coca-Cola – Make Love to You


Chosen by Fallon Creatives

Guinness – Surfers


Selected by Nick Gold at Saatchi & Saatchi

What do you think about the list of iconic TV adverts? Are there any you disagree with or do you have some favourite iconic TV adverts that aren’t listed here? Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter. Hope you enjoyed the post!