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Keith the Alien Advertising (1998)

A Martian discovers Woolworths

 

Keith the Alien - superstar salesman for Woolworths in a TV advertising campaign from 1998 when business profits were at their highest ever level

 

Keith was a smash hit when he first appeared in a summer commercial on ITV and Channel Four in 1998.
But despite his popularity with the public, and special appeal to the very young, he didn't find favour in the Board Room,
where executives thought the advert belittled the brand. The most critical Director was called Keith. Strange that !

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Produced in 1998 by the Moving Picture Company and Bates Dorland for Woolworths plc

 

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