Keith & me working on AOP
Yay, friends! You too can access the fantastic spots we source for The Age of Persuasion. Beyond the banker's boxes full of reels and cassettes and CD's in my office- and the heaps of spots in Terry O'Reilly's collection, many of the feature spots on our show can be found online, on some wonderful websites:
THE RADIO MERCURY AWARDS
A search-able database of so many wonderful American radio ads from one of the better ad awards competitions.
THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
Not as search friendly, but there are great spots posted in the archives here.
CANADA'S RADIO MARKETING BUREAU
A wealth of material- Canadian and some international- going back decades. But it's like a big pile of goo dumped in an attic. Many treasures, but finding them is a crapshoot. Cataloging is poor, and details are nonexistent. This site has been most useful when I've known what I was after before I started searching. Now and then I discover spots on here that I wrote 25 years ago.
This site has been a plum for Age of Persuasion research. Not just for its treasury of great Canadian TV spots- but especially for the detailed, well-researched backstories behind them.
LE BUREAU DE COMMRECIALISATION DE LA RADIO DU QUEBEC
The Quebec Radio Bureau site has some wonderful links to ads- English and French. Been a great place to browse when I wasn't sure what I was looking for.
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