Go to work on an egg
"Go to work on an egg" was an advertising slogan used by the United Kingdom's Egg Marketing Board during the 1950s as part of more than £12 million it spent on advertising, including a series of television adverts starring the comedian Tony Hancock and actress Patricia Hayes in 1965. The commercials were created by British director, Len Fulford. The proposition was that having an egg for breakfast was the best way to start the working day. Author Fay Weldon helped to create the campaign.
In 2007, plans to rebroadcast the original television adverts were rejected by the Broadcast Advertising Clearance Centre, which observed that the adverts did not suggest a varied diet. The advert was instead made available on an anniversary website.
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- de Bruxelles, Simon (June 20, 2007). "‘Go to work on an egg’ ad banned". The Times (London). Retrieved 2009-01-10.
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