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Milton Keynes TV Advert: Red Balloon

Milton Keynes TV Advert

Red Balloon


One of the most famous and well remembered of the television adverts, the Milton Keynes Red Balloon featured a young boy as he travels throughout the new city of Milton Keynes with a red helium balloon ending up at the Great Milton Keynes Balloon race which was held at the National Bowl. A lot of people still see the red balloon as an icon of Milton Keynes and even featured on a car sticker for the ‘I Love MK’ campaign.


The advert was produced in 1989 by midlands based advertising agency Cogent Elliott on behalf of the Milton Keynes Development Corporation.