GALLERY 29: Most Talked About - Yorkie

J Walter Thompson has pushed the barriers just that little bit further with its new 30-second ad for Yorkie. The bold strapline "It's not for girls" is a daring marketing ploy and has provoked a strong reaction. The ad plays on the brand's strong heritage (its famous ads of the 1980s positioned Yorkie as a macho trucker's bar) and is a far cry from the bland work of its competitors. A weighty idea that appeals to both sexes.

Client/Title: Yorkie/'Disguised Woman'

Agency: JWT London

1 Knightsbridge Green

London SW1X 7NW


T: +44 20 7656 7000

F: +44 20 7656 7010


Creative Director: Alistair Wood

Art Director: Anthony Smith

Writer: Anthony Smith

Agency Producer: Paul Fenton

Production company: Gorgeous Enterprises

23/24 Greek St

London W1V 5LG, UK

T: +44 20 7287 4060

F: +44 20 7287 4994


Director: Chris Palmer

Producer: Suza Horvat

Director of Photography: Alex Barber

Post-production company: Play Productions

4th Floor

41-42 Foley street

London W1W 7TR, UK

T: +44 20 7436 6913

F: +44 20 7436 6915

Editor: Tim Thornton-Allen; Marshall Street

Flame Artist: Tom Sparks

Sound Design: Nigel Crowley