In this weekly Throwback Thursday series, we surface memorable TV advertising spots from days past – ones that made us laugh, inspired us, or sparked an affinity for a brand.
We’ve had a week to digest the tragic passing of the bigger-than-life figure that was Robin Williams and we still can’t get him off our mind. So for this inaugural post, we pay tribute to the legendary comedian and actor. Robin Williams was a powerful figure in the advertising world, his talents showcased in a number of ways, from his hallmark style of comedy in a Snickers spot, to most recently where he lent his voice in the voiceover of an Apple iPad ad.
In this post, we wanted to highlight one of our personal favorites, a heartwarming spot for Sky promoting My Sky, a personal video recorder system. The ad perfectly captures Williams’ spirit and extraordinary ability to make us laugh, cry, and believe in the unbelievable.
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