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Robin Williams Remembered: An Advertising Tribute

The entertainment industry suffered a major loss last month when actor Robin Williams passed away. It was reported that Williams had been battling with depression for some time, which sadly led him to commit suicide. Although unhappy in his own life, it was clear that Williams brought nothing but joy to friends and fans alike. The actor was most known for his comedic stand up and acting in film, but he also lent his talent to TV commercials as well.  

Products as Snickers and Sky TV benefited from Williams’ comedic genius with these spots:

Robins compassion was shown in this commercial for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital…

And Williams inspired in this ad for Apple’s iPad Air, channeling his unforgettable monologue as John Keats in the film Dead Poets Society.  

This great entertainer once said: “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world”, and he was right. Robin Williams made a lasting impression on us all and will be sorely missed.

~ Samantha Banner, Account Coordinator, The S3 Agency

Ed. note: Did he sell out? No, he sold it. Robin Williams sold everything he did, 100%. What an amazing personal brand he built – and what an amazing person we will remember.


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