Thursday’s ad is for Guinness, from 1952. While the best known Guinness ads were undoubtedly the ones created by John Gilroy, Guinness had other creative ads throughout the same period and afterward, too, which are often overlooked. This ad, one of many that used Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland (at least I think this is one that did) features a roaring lion, with another one in the background chasing a zookeeper who’s holding a bottle and glass of Guinness on a tray. And at the bottom is this simple poem:
Oh, how voraciously you roar!
Is it because, like us, you feel
You need a Guinness with your meal?