VW 'lamp post' by BMP

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LONDON - Briefed to come up with a campaign to persuade people that VWs weren't as expensive as they thought, BMP produced the simplest of creative concepts - and a commercial that holds its own in a long line of famous spots for the brand.

The film features workman wrapping cladding around a lamp-post to cushion passers-by distracted by a poster advertising the VW Polo’s low price.

The commercial not only won plaudits from the industry and consumers but also increased VW’s market share.

This ad was taken from the Arrows Archive. The archive, administered by the History of Advertising Trust, is composed of all ads nominated for the British Television Advertising Awards since 1977.

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Released: 17 July 1998


Writer/art director
Andrew Fraser

Paul Gay

Production company

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