The commercial 1980s.
Like everyone else with a Netflix subscription, we’ve been bingeing on Narcos. And while watching crazy Pablo Escobar pile up and bury money in Colombia is great entertainment, we got pretty curious about where that money was ultimately coming from. In 1979, with one in ten adults using drugs on a regular basis, the American consumer was on fire, pumping an estimated $420 Million per week into Pablo’s pockets. With almost everyone using, needing to distinguish oneself from the next person blowing snow became a status move and the paraphernalia market boomed. Here, we look at some of the advertising from the coke era between 1976 and 1981. Times, they have changed.
Bud Light tries to market “Grunge” in the mid-90’s.
To “tap into craft beer culture,” Wheaties is now making a limited-edition Hefeweizen beer called HefeWheaties.
From 11:57 pm to midnight each night this August, Times Square’s famed billboards are being taken over with ‘Parallel Connection,’ a high-profile installation featuring new animations by OSGEMEOS.
Häagen Dazs, ice cream from the Bronx with a “Danish-sounding name.”
Directed by Kevin Smith and starring Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, Tara Reid, Michael Rooker, Lou Ferrigno, Jason Mewes, and an Audi S8.
$1 Tacos During Happy Hour at Baby’s All Right.