Advertising: Now the Wall's A Billboard

Now the Wall's A Billboard

Advertisers, who know a trendy location when they see one, are flocking to / Berlin. The Wall has become a potent new symbol in a plethora of TV commercials celebrating its opening. Pepsi-Cola filmed an ad that features a young woman handing a flower to a border guard. Quintessence, a Chicago cosmetics firm, taped a 30-second corporate ad depicting a family reunion at the Brandenburg Gate. AT&T interviewed people at the Wall who told how they phoned friends when it opened.

The Berlin commercials are among an outpouring of ads in which Western businesses seem to be welcoming Eastern Europe into...

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