The 100 Greatest TV Spots

Experience the greatest in TV advertising history in this special romp through advertising's most memorable moments.

Are television commercials works of art? You bet they are!

Experience the greatest in TV advertising history in this special romp through advertising’s most memorable moments with advertising creative director, Drew Babb. From the very first documented TV commercial in 1941 to twenty-first century classics, this fun program will highlight the unforgettable jingles, products, celebrities, and advertising geniuses that have moved people and changed the world.

Originally created by Babb as a personal effort to collect and rank-order television ads he loved, couldn’t forget, and wished he’d written himself, “The 100 Greatest TV Spots of All Time,” evolved into an in-demand presentation for journalism and film school students. The MSV is the first Winchester venue to present Babb’s entertaining presentation to the public.

An adjunct professor in the School of Communication at American University, Washington, DC and winner of two CLIO awards, Babb runs his own creative consultancy in Lincoln, Virginia. Babb’s successful 40-year advertising career has included stints as an account executive, writer, and creative director.  He has produced advertising in all media and has worked at prestigious agencies including the Marsteller agency and the Leo Burnett Company, Chicago, IL; J. Walter Thompson, Washington, DC; and VanSant Dugdale, Baltimore, MD. Babb holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

MSV Members: Free; all others: $12 (includes MSV admission). Tickets will be available beginning at 10 a.m. at the Visitor Information Desk. Tickets may be reserved by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235. Reserved tickets must be picked up by 1:30 p.m. day of lecture.

Sun, Nov 02 • 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Reception Hall

MSV Members: Free

All Others: $12