The Archival Series
The second in an affectionate, nostalgic, 24 part series that celebrates the first Macallan advertising campaign.
No Ordinary Campaign
"A PLACE CALLED MACALLAN..."
From the first brief from the then Macallan Chairman Peter Shiach in the late 1970s, creative advertising duo David Holmes and Nick Salaman produced 250 individual pieces of advertising for The Macallan spanning three decades. Moving from the small placement beside The Times crossword in 1980 (that features in the first Folio release) to bigger, more creative placements over time, the campaign had an intelligent wit and distinct tone of voice that became almost infectious. Resonating with readers, suppliers and friends, stories were shared in response to the campaign that would soon be inspiration for future ads.