Commercial Break: A Bog Standard Ad For A Revolutionary Product
We all love the Velvet toilet tissue ads don’t we? You know, the one with the cute kid in the suit who is supposedly the company’s MD? Perhaps some of Britain’s failing business might consider employing toddlers as they attempt to save themselves from the foul crunch. They don't just think outside the box; sometimes they like to climb inside it and pretend it's a fort.
It was all so very different for Velvet back in the 1980s. No cute children or frolicking puppies, no siree. This was A Scientific Breakthrough and had to presented as such.
It comes across now as a cross between a public information film and a communist ad for the people’s bog roll. It’s nice on the bum though.