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Albert Bartlett
"Rooster"
30s
13 November 2017
UK Vegetables (Fresh)

Albert Bartlett like their spuds versatile, according to this 30" commercial. The brand pay tribute to the Irish Rooster - a Renaissance potato, if you will. VO Iain Glen explains the Rooster is suitable for all manner of dishes. Appetising photography strengthens the brand’s proposition - meets this lad’s approval, anyway.

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Albert Bartlett
"Rooster"
30s
13 Nov 2017
Albert Bartlett like their spuds versatile, according to this 30" commercial. The brand pay tribute to the Irish Rooster - a Renaissance potato, if you will. VO Iain Glen explains the Rooster is suitable for all manner of dishes. Appetising photography strengthens the brand’s proposition - meets this lad’s approval, anyway.

Albert Bartlett
"Frozen Water"
30s
8 Nov 2017
Actor Iain Glen brings his stately burr to this well-shot Albert Bartlett commercial. As we follow their harvest from field to freezer, Glen reveals the brand use both rain and spring water when washing their spuds. Perfectionists that they are, they also take care of the freezing process. Well, if you want a thing done well…

Albert Bartlett
"Checkout the Roasts"
20s
5 Dec 2015
One of a pair of new commercials for Albert Bartlett's new range of frozen potato products which introduce us to Ann and Penny - a pair of women whose supermarket-based shenanigans is bound to be compared with the current Tesco campaign. Ann is a old-fashioned vamp of the desperate variety who is undermined by her younger Albert Bartlett-appreciating rival.

Albert Bartlett
"Girl Talk"
30s
5 Dec 2015
Every aspect of this campaign for Albert Bartlett's new range of frozen potatoes is 'old school' and it has much in common with the new Tesco work. Both are set in supermarkets and have crudely-drawn characters designed to enable short pieces of comedy. In terms of gags and performance, there isn't a great deal to choose between them but Albert Bartlett's commercials have adhered to two old-fashioned principles which are lacking in the Tesco films.

Albert Bartlett
"Moving Upmarket"
30s
28 Oct 2014
Michel Roux Jr tells us that the area at the start of the ad wasn't always as classy as the shop window onscreen suggests, so the family restaurant moved to "upmarket Mayfair" to enjoy - it's implied - the same "rich pickings" that the farmers who supply the spud in question enjoy by moving their crops around.

Albert Bartlett
"Potato Skins Au Gratin"
30s
27 Oct 2014
Another of the excellent ads featuring Michel Roux Jr in a strong campaign. Here, he shows us what makes Albert Bartlett the spud of choice in his kitchens, and we actually see for ourselves that they have a firm, smooth consistency when baked that looks rather delicious. Add to that the simple recipe for grilled potato skins au gratin and you have one very hardworking spot indeed.

Albert Bartlett
"Andrew Fairlie"
30s
4 Nov 2013
Clever campaign, this. Once again, it suggests you can't beat a Bartlett for taste and quality when it comes to the humble spud, and top chefs are willing to endorse that it's more than a match for the rest of the fine ingredients on the plate. Though judging by the portion sizes, it looks like the already svelte nouvelle cuisine's been on a diet and reappeared as a size zero.

Albert Bartlett
"Family Traditions"
30s
2 Nov 2013
He always seems such a nice chappie, Michel Roux, not like your Gordon Ramsays or the inexplicable Greg Wallace. So we believe him when he says he's been using this brand of potatoes for a decade. If it's good enough for him, it's good enough for us - keep your eyes peeled for a sudden hike in sales.

Albert Bartlett
"Michel Roux Jnr"
30s
28 Oct 2013
Michel Roux Jr is a nice chap, but this spot really doesn't bring out his charisma or - more to the point - the fact that this is all about spuds. There are lots of lovely close-ups of various herbs and veg being chopped, but it's not until the end that you realise he's telling us Albert Bartlett is the name to choose if you're after the quality he'd expect.

Albert Bartlett
"Jesse"
30s
23 Oct 2012
A series of attractive women are mesmerised by a hunky jogger as they cook potatoes in one form or another. We assume this is a sly way of continuing the Desperate Housewives theme established by the use of Marcia Cross in previous commercials for this brand. This is going to shift some spuds.

Albert Bartlett
"They're Worth it"
30s
11 Oct 2010
Was Marcia Cross's red hair part of the equation in the earlier ads? Oops... never noticed that. Anyway, the same gag is on offer here as the actress appears to believe she's appearing in a beauty product commercial and the potatoes have to be coyly introduced when she least expects it.

Albert Bartlett
"Voiceover"
10s
10 Dec 2009
In this slightly amusing postscript to the original commercial, Marcia Cross is stopped in her car by her agent who begs her to do the voiceover for the Rooster Potatoes ad he offered her. Under duress, she spits out the required words which appears to satisfy her smarmy Mr 15 Per Cent.

Albert Bartlett
"Marcia"
40s
2 Oct 2009
Marcia Cross's agent tries to persuade her to become the face of Rooster potatoes in a European advertising campaign. Naturally, the Desperate Housewives star is less than impressed and refuses to take part... but, get this, she already has.

Albert Bartlett
"Sautéed Potatoes "
10s
23 Dec 2008


Albert Bartlett
"One Potato, Two Potato"
40s
1 Nov 2006
A schoolboy is playing one potato, two potato with his friends in the playground but each time he thinks the game is over a God-like voice demands "more" and eventually his potato count reaches ridiculous numbers. All because you cannot have too many Rooster Potatoes, apparently.

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