Great vintage ads from Telstra Australia – Rabbits! and “not happy Jan”

 In advertising

Here is a great ad from Telstra Bigpond (their internet arm) in 2006.

Daniel: Dad, Why did they build the great wall of china?

Father: To keep out the rabbits..

Only 30 seconds long – worth a watch.
Proves that kids need the internet to research things that their Dads don’t know.

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My other all time favorite is “not happy Jan”, an ad for the Australian Yellow Pages directory in 2000.

It became a popular catchphrase for years to come and any Australian knows exactly what you mean when you say “not happy Jan!”.

They don’t make ads like these any more…

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