Remembering the Clash

December 22, 2022

LOTS OF MEMORABLE THINGS happened in Decembers past. The final flight of Pan Am, for instance, took place in December of 1991. Three years before that, just a few days before Christmas, was the Lockerbie bombing.

But let’s talk instead about the Clash — yes, the British punk rock band led by guitarists and co-vocalists Joe Strummer and Mick Jones. A number of anniversaries mark December as “Clash month.”

We’ll start with December 14th, which was the 43rd anniversary of the release of London Calling, the band’s most famous album and arguably — argues me — one of the greatest rock records of all time.

This was a double LP (back when there were such things) clocking in with 19 songs, almost all of them outstanding. If there’s a singular highlight, it’s probably “Death or Glory,” which to me is the finest song in the entire

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Ten airline marketing campaigns from 2022 we loved

This piece comes from the Winter issue of Aviation Marketing Review (AMR) magazine.  Read the whole issue here.

With most post–pandemic travel restrictions coming to an end in 2022, airline marketing was back.  Over the past year we’ve seen some great campaigns where airlines have been reintroducing themselves to the travelling public.

Here are ten of our favourites from 2022.

Air France – Elegance is a journey

In May, Air France released a new ad showcasing the best of France and Paris for a global audience.

The video tells the story of a woman in a red dress climbing the Eiffel Tower, the iconic symbol of France. As the heroine ascends the metal structure, there is a sequence of scenes meant to convey different Air France attributes and features such as the cuisine, and the attention given to younger travellers on flights.

At the top of the tower, she

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The new Aviation Marketing Review is out!

The Winter edition of Airline Marketing Review (AMR) looks at a selection of airline marketing campaigns from the past quarter. We’ve also got a round-up of our ten favourite campaigns of the year, as well as features on Christmas and the FIFA World Cup. Read and download it here.

Since 2012, when we started this publication, we’ve showcased 1500+ different airline and airport marketing campaigns.

Aviation Marketing Review

This month our lead campaign was Delta’s “Runway Collection” at LA Fashion Week, where the airline teamed up with six teams of up-and-coming designers to create limited-edition fashion items that each met a different travel need.

We’ve also featured British Airways’ A British Original’, which answered the question of why we travel in 500 different ways, as well as Virgin Australia’s Middle Seat Lottery.

Finally, with the FIFA World Cup still going on in Qatar, we’ve looked at several airline football campaigns.

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