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The EMD Guide To The 1960s: Commercials

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The 1960s were a time of huge cultural upheaval in America. From the Civil Rights movement to the counterculture of the late 60s and the Summer of Love, the times, they were a-changin'. Unfortunately, this wasn't reflected heavily in the commercials of the time. Advertising tropes from the 50s were still reflected in the [...]

The EMD Guide to the 1950s: Commercials

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In the 1950s, television was just beginning to tighten its grip on the American consciousness. People tuned in to blockbuster television shows such as "I Love Lucy," "Dragnet" and "Lassie" in droves, and advertisers began to peddle their wares accordingly. Commercials for all kinds of food products hit the airwaves, from cereal and [...]

New The Most Interesting Man In the World Commercials [video]

He's back! No, not Eric Ripert, the real

Stella Artois: Beer, Women? Same Dif. [video]

If love is like a bottle of gin, evidently a tall cold one bears a striking resemblance to a leggy brunette. In this commercial for Stella Artois, all the washing, grooming and primping a woman goes through preparing for a date evokes the image of a voluptuous Stella Artois glass being filled to the brim. [...]

Food Packaging Monster Attacks French Supermarket [video]

How much food packaging is too much? Two French commercials duke it out over this question with pretty goofy results. In the first video, a commercial for European Waste Reduction Week (site in French) aims to persuade consumers to make conscious packaging decisions at the supermarket and features a man being stalked by a giant [...]

Marketing Junk Food: Hey Kid, Eat This [videos]

Photograph: Ads of the World
The Washington, D.C.-based Center for Science in the Public Interest has analyzed 128 food and entertainment companies on how they market to children, and most came up way short. Though McDonald's only scored a C-, it did better than most companies in the study. Mars Inc. came out on top with [...]

Shawn Johnson Does a Backflip Over a Speeding Bobsled to Promote a Candy Bar [video]

In this video for Nestlé Crunch, Olympian Shawn Johnson does a backflip over a speeding bobsled. (This is one way to mash up the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics.) As to what this has to do with Nestlé Crunch, there's something about her being on Team Crispies and Speedskater Apolo Ohno being on Team [...]

Pizza Pit's Creepy 'Let It Snow' Commercial [video, wtf-xmas]

Ladies and gentlemen, I wish to present to you the 1970s "Let It Snow" Pizza Pit commercial from Madison, Wisconsin. Yes, this probably cost about $50 to make. Yes, that is a toy pizza delivery car. Yes, that snow is flour. Yes, the children singing are a little creepy, especially at the end, when they [...]

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