United Airlines — Vintage television advertisement of the week

Perhaps I’m biased, but I think some of the greatest television advertisements were made by airlines. Essentially, all carriers offer the same commodity, so they have to differentiate themselves, in part, with branding.

My favorite commercial of all time is the United Airlines one, above, called “Speech.” It’s from 1990, and I think it holds up pretty well – except for all those references to faxes. I believe it’s narrated by Gene Hackman. What do you think of it?

And what’s your favorite television advertisement? If you have time, link to it in the comments section.

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