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Once upon a time in advertising

Once upon a time in advertising

By Rick Blears
Once upon a time in advertising is a memoir podcast by Rick Blears. Hear his remarkable and hilarious stories about the advertising business in the 1970s and '80s before the internet, social media influencers and Google Ads. ©2021 Rick Blears. The podcast is produced by Steve Blears
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Fiat fiasco
Once upon a time in advertising - Fiat fiasco. Our adman Rick Blears recalls a pitch for a TV ad campaign for Fiat cars. It all goes wrong when the UK boss of the car firm takes offence. Connect with Rick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/grumbo
08:12
June 13, 2021
The wrong creative
Once upon a time in advertising - The wrong creative. Our adman Rick Blears has risen through the ranks to become group creative director at advertising agency Rex Stewart. When he's asked to hire a new creative director for their Birmingham office, it doesn't go according to plan. Connect with Rick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/grumbo
07:32
June 4, 2021
The analogue adman
Once upon a time in advertising - The analogue adman. Our adman Rick Blears crashes headlong into the digital era when he's asked to sell one of the first PC's to arrive in the UK. Connect with Rick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/grumbo
08:58
May 26, 2021
The legendary frozen turkey story
Once upon a time in advertising - The legendary frozen turkey story. Our adman Rick Blears gets a frozen turkey as a Xmas bonus. What could possibly go wrong? Connect with Rick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/grumbo
05:12
May 14, 2021
Opportunity knocks
Once upon a time in advertising - Opportunity knocks. A wannabe pop star is taken down a peg or two with a practical joke at 1970s ad agency Royds. Follow adman Rick Blears on Twitter: https://twitter.com/grumbo
08:26
May 10, 2021
Party can
Once upon a time in advertising - Party can. An advertising pitch goes disastrously wrong when adman Rick Blears arrives smelling of beer.
09:43
May 4, 2021
Sleeping on the job
Once upon a time in advertising - Sleeping on the job. Adman Rick Blears tackles an unexpected dilemma, a potential client who's fallen asleep during a multi-million-pound advertising pitch. Follow Rick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/grumbo 
04:35
May 3, 2021
The client is always right
Once upon a time in advertising - The client is always right. Tasked with the smooth running of a large business conference for a client, disaster strikes as adman Rick Blears must step in for the keynote speaker who is too hungover to appear. Follow Rick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/grumbo 
08:29
May 3, 2021
The accidental adman
Once upon a time in advertising - The accidental adman. A chance encounter in a smoky pub in Manchester, England launches a 30-year career in advertising for Rick Blears. Follow Rick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/grumbo 
09:02
May 3, 2021