20 Brand Ads That Will Make You Travel Back in Time

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Many of the products we buy today have been around for several years and have been enjoyed by many different generations before us. That’s why the way brands communicate with people had to evolve over time to fit the needs and most importantly, the ideas, of their new potential buyers. Most of the ads that our parents and grandparents fell for have lost their marketing appeal, but not necessarily their vintage charm.

Bright Side compiled a short article that shows the old face of brands that survived to this very day, so that we can still see them in the market alive and kicking.

1. Nestlé (1967)

2. Lysol (1979)

3. Cadillac (1936)

4. Domino Sugar (1953)

5. Apple (1983)

6. Clairol (1966)

7. 7 Up (1982)

8. Shell (1948)

9. General Electric (1959)

10. Coca-Cola (1947)

11. Sony (1979)

12. Pontiac (1958)

13. Froot Loops (1963)

14. Carnation (1969)

15. Betty Crocker (1950s)

16. Campbell’s (1967)

17. Frosted Flakes / Frosties (1961)

18. Pyrex (1948)

19. Burger King (1974)

20. Maybelline (1980s)

Do you remember any brands that had eye-catching advertising when you were younger? Do you have any old magazines with ads you’d like to share with us? Post them in the comment section, we want to see them!

Preview photo credit 7up / Pepsico, Sony


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Crazy how fast the times have changed, these were only 40 years ago


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