How do you make convenience store ice cream treats appealing to nouveau riche yuppies recently escaped to the suburbs? Put it in a champagne coupe!
Oh, the grand days of cross-promotional marketing! This exhibit from 1993 does more to show off Carnival Cruises than the benefits of a Visa card…or does it? (Because Carnival “doesn’t take American Express”)
Remember when you would go to certain dedicated brick-and-mortar stores to purchase specialized merchandise like wallpaper? Pepperidge Farm remembers. Apparently Dwoskins is still in business in Duluth, GA as of Q3 2020.
In a bid to advertise the burgeoning retail behemoth as a more “wholesome” and “human” store, Walmart ran a series of ads highlighting interactions between associates and regular customers in what may be the cheesiest corporate nonsense ever to come out of Bentonville, Arkansas.
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love these mail-order compilation album advertisements. Something about them just bring me back to those quiet late nights as a kid.
Do car dealerships still have promotions like this? I feel this is another relic of a bygone era along with new cars costing well under $10k!
So many riffs on George H.W. Bush’s famous “Read My Lips” speech. This one is among the oddest.
Perfect for suburban kids’ sport practices or homework sessions, it’s a packaged combination of White House apple juice and Cheetos-style snacks. With a catchy jingle that touts the product’s supposed healthful qualities, it’s close to the pinnacle of pre-9/11 American society.
Nothing sells products better than kids reciting scripted responses to a celebrity swimsuit model!