How many of these amazing advertisement’s have you seen in real?
A major part of today’s life is spent in front of the television. One may be busy as a bee at work but those few moments they spend in the confines of their warm home, they invariably stare at the idiot box, either while eating or the sound is a constant background hum, but it is there. As much as a significant part tele-viewing is, only so much considerable is the impact of advertisements in our lives.
The few minutes in between sitcoms, news or sports that are filled with any amount of mind numbing and tedious adverts possible. These advertisements bring out anything in the universe… you name it they have an ad on it. Few of these are absolutely nonessential and some are downright abhorrent, so much so that one is provoked to flip the channel. But over the years some advertisements have been able to make a mark on the minds of the viewers. Some were funny, others touching and few more very thought out and inclusive. These have made a mark on the people and are still recollected with nostalgia.
Here are 8 such ads of all time which have left an impression on the minds and hearts of the viewers.
1. Coca Cola ad: Mean Joe Green
It was the year 1979 when this soft drink commercial was made and won the hearts of all. Defensive line football star and four times super bowl champion Mean Joe Green features in this ad where he is offered a coke by the little boy fan, who expects nothing in return but to console the sports hero. Joe, on accepting the treat is such full of delighted happiness that he ends up offering his Jersey to the boy. This commercial and its tagline ‘have a coke and a smile’ had plenty of emotional appeal and till date turns one nostalgic.
2. Budweiser: Frogs
This short commercial first featured in 1995 and became viral soon after its launch. The beauty of this ad was in its simplicity and candor. Three frogs croak in their cacophony the three syllables of the brand name, Budweiser. This simple yet witty commercial gained immense popularity and became an object of discussion worldwide. Its fame is reflected by its presence in the MadTV and the Simpsons.
3. Old Spice bodywash: Your man could smell like me
This Old Spice commercial was launched in 2010 and was an instant hit. It appealed to men and women alike and is a sound example of funny combined with witty. This ad was the reason for a large sale burst in Old Spice products and the brand gained its trust back. Similar versions were released across other countries, which is testimony to the fact that this ad surely won many hearts.
4. Apple Macintosh: 1984 commercial
This apple commercial first appeared during the half time of 1984 super bowl. Ever since, it has been etched in the viewers’ memory. While promoting the Apple Macintosh, this commercial was the inspiration of various future innovations in Super Bowl commercials. This ad was so profound; it gave the Apple company renowned credibility and an edge over others in terms of creative thinking.
5. Macdonald’s: Michael Jordan vs. Larry Bird
This iconic 1993 commercial features the basketball legends Michael Jordan and Larry Bird sweating it out for a big Mac and fries. This ad has a mix of all the key ingredients required for an enjoyable and memorable sight i.e. fun, humor, good will and it establishes Macdonald’s as an American tradition. The commercial was such a hit that to carry forward the legacy it was remade in 2010, this time with other two legends, LeBron James and Dwight Howard.
6. Nike: Find your greatness
What makes an advertisement great is how huge its appeal is and how much people can relate to it. Nike has nailed marketing with this commercial which shows an obese boy running adorning Nike shoes. The scenic beauty has been exemplified with the hard hitting punch line “find your greatness”.
7. P&G: Thank You Mom
Crying during emotional sitcoms or moivies is not a new thing, but this commercial from P&G did the same and touched so many hearts with its simplicitya and bare truthfullness. A mother has the hardest task in the world, getting up everyday, making life for her kids as easy as possible, accompanying them to everyplace. This ad shows 4 such mothers with their kids. What’s remarkable is the ethnic reah out. The last moment where these successful kids hug their mothers or look at them with all the love they can muster, that is the highlight of the ad. P&G developed a great commecial, which is an all time favorite.
8. Canon: Long Live Imagination
This is yet again another masterpiece because of its innovative thinking. The camera is shown not with professional photographers but with adventure savvy people and other normal, day-to-day folks like you and me. Imagination lies in how these people take a mundane moment and make it memorable. The different shots show a man running from a giraffe, thus clicking it, man on a snow covered roof of a house, lady picturing a child cutting her birthday cake and so on. These remarkable images vouch the purpose of the ad i.e. imaginative thinking.