The top 10 British TV ads

It’s 60 years today since the first ad hit British TV screens (for a point in your next pub quiz, it was by toothpaste brand Gibbs SR). To mark the occasion, Marketing Magazine asked the nation to vote for their favourite ads. Here’s what the great British public picked:

#10 Levi’s “Laundrette” (4% of the vote)


#9 John Lewis “Always a woman” (5% of the vote)


#8 Guinness “Surfer” (5% of the vote)


#7 Budweiser “Whasssuuuppp” (5% of the vote)


#6 Coca-Cola “I’d like to teach the world to sing” (7% of the vote)


#5 Yellow Pages “JR Hartley” (7% of the vote)


#4 Hamlet cigars (7% of the vote)


#3 Smash Martians (11% of the vote)


#2 Compare the Market (16% of the vote)


#1 Cadbury’s “Gorilla” (16% of the vote)