Monday, November 23, 2015

Advertising Across the Decades

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What commercials do you remember from over the years?

Cigarettes?  Marlboro Man?

Hard liquor?  Handsome/gorgeous celebrities?

Cleaning products? Detergents?  Car oil?  Texaco Man (You can trust the man who wears a star.)

Ovaltine?

An amazing amount of commercials have passed our way, on TV, Radio, or in printed form.

Look at these. Click the link below the picture. You will be amazed at the products advertised and how.


And/or, view this video...just a few or all.  Black and white!  AND, it's good for you!!





 Don't you miss the "good ole days"?  

30 comments:

  1. Hi Susan! First of all, thank you so much for visiting my blog. I'm sorry it's taken me a while to return the favor :) I remember so many commercials and ads. Every now and then I'll find myself singing the old Folger's jingle: the best part of waking up...and I think of my parents who always drank Folger's in a matching pair of simple, white coffee mugs. Random jingles nudge in my head throughout the day and I have to giggle when an old one crops up in conversation and the person I'm talking to is too young to understand. I love looking through old magazines and seeing the Marlboro Man ads. Oh how glamorous they made smoking, eh? Have a wonderful week! Cheers!
    ~Jen

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    1. Now the new "Vape" cigarette replacements are being promoted AND I think teens can buy them!
      Another advertisement.

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  2. A great load of adverts over the years, some of those were a great reminder. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Some were so clever. The dancing Gold cig advert with mother and daughter---amazing.

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  3. Those are too funny! As kids when my sister and I went to the movie theater we were enamored with a beautiful pair of male hands that advertised Johnny Walker. I also have a baby food ad with my grandmother as the model at about 3 years old. It was in a magazine.

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    1. Really?! She must have been, or maybe is still a real looker.

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  4. I remember those kit kat bar commercials for some reason and the golf one with mentos I think it was

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    1. I always loved the Mentos commercials. Was there a darling English girl, in a white mini dress with white boots?

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  5. If the Alka-Seltzer man appeared to me in the forest, I'd think I was crazy.
    I don't remember many from those decades, but I do remember ones from the 70's. My favorite was a Coke commercial with Mean Joe Greene.

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  6. Bryl-Creme, a little dab 'l do ya--
    Brusha, brusha, brusha, get the new Ipana--
    Halo everybody, Halo. Use new Halo shampoo tonight and tomorrow your hair will be sunshine bright.
    Don't get me started.

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    1. Some great (and silly) ones passed our way!

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  7. I really liked the Marlboro Man commercials. To this day, I can't watch "The Magnificent Seven" without thinking about it!

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    1. With you there. It was a shame M.Man didn't find his way in the Mag. 7 crew. I loved those movies (sigh).

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  8. We were without a television in the 50s, 60s and most of the 70s. When we did get one, my parents kept it set on the ad free channel.

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  9. Nah, not really. Nowadays you can just fast forward past those things. I like that much better.

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    1. Oh, today's ads don't have the clever minimalism that the oldies did. The one with two sitting in a room drawn on white paper, while two others lean in to talk with them--that was my favorite.

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  10. Some good, some bad. How could we forget the Marlboro Man...as Al Penwasser says...."The Magnificent Seven" and the Marlboro Man go together. I think it should be renamed "The Magnificent Eight"! :)

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    1. ...also I believe he died from lung cancer from smoking. Before he died, he traveled to high schools to speak about smoking.

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  11. Hi Susan,

    Ah yes, memories indeed! Must now go find the witch from the Jiffy Pop commercial.....

    Gary :)

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    1. Jiffy Pop! We (as kids) thought it was magic to watch the aluminium dome rise! Not so good product, but fun!

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  12. Oh my Gosh!! That fat pig baby looks a lot like James Spader does now on The Blacklist!
    I don't remember any of those ads, even the video ones, because we had different ones out here of course. I remember some of the products, Ovaltine and Tang, but we didn't get Tang out here until the 70s if I remember correctly. I bought it for my kids.

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    1. Those products activate all sorts of memories.

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  13. Ah, the good old days, simplicity and no high tech. My addiction to sweets was probably born with these commercials.

    Old Gold, a treat instead of a treatment, oh my!

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    1. I KNOW, right?! "A treat instead of a treatment" What do that mean??

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  14. I do miss some of the "good ole days" but I like a lot of what we have now if we could only get rid of all the world turmoil and weird political stuff we have now. I remember a couple of the commercials in the video. I wish I had one of those Sugar Smacks boxes with the clown face on it--great addition to my clown collection.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. The good ole days in a small rural area were quite different than now. That is for sure.
      The commercials entertained me--Superman?

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