Archive for the ‘Pall Mall’ Tag

Autumn smoking

Pall_Mall_Oct14Pall Mall’s Autumn campaign is not really anything to write home about. The packs (left) basically say, “look at me”. But what does it really mean to be a limited edition cigarette; and more bizarrely, to have unlimited taste? Surely they mean lots of carcinogenic burnt tobacco taste that burns one’s tongue and lingers longer than rivals’ brands? Or some such.

Marlboro’s Endurance Man campaign is a little clearer after the arrival of the new posterMarlboro_my way (right). Endurance Man here has a motorbike, though he remains inexplicably riding across the desert in search of a tobacconist.

Pall Mall und Frauen

Pall_Mall_Frauen_Mai_2014Five women spend time together outside in the sunshine. One reclines on a chaise loungue with a cigarette reading a magazine. The other four seem to be in conversation. One wonders if there is a relationship between the lone woman with cigarette and the others. Has she been isolated? The others seem to prefer water or nothing.

This particular Pall Mall product has a mild taste, whatever that is. But clearly it reflects the moment. Presumably, if they were doing something more edgy, they may choose a minty one (see post 18 April 2014)?

Pall Mall gets minty

Pall_Mall_Spring2014How refreshing. Cold water and minty cigarettes. Pall Mall leads the way.

It takes a devoted woman to relish being sprayed with water, not only damaging her new leather jacket, but that cigarette is not going to light after this. At a fiver a pack, that’s at least 25c down the drain. And if the full packet is in a pocket, even more. Not forgetting the matches.