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The commercial 1980s.

Die Hard: Year One


Well that’s one way to pitch a movie.

Back in the Day When They Used to Market Cocaine

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.

Seattle Sound, American Piss

Bud Light tries to market “Grunge” in the mid-90’s.

May the Wool Be With You


Pendleton made limited-edition ‘Star Wars’ blankets.

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The Breakfast of Former Champions


To “tap into craft beer culture,” Wheaties is now making a limited-edition Hefeweizen beer called HefeWheaties.

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OSGEMEOS’s Midnight Moment


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.


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Choose Your Own “Advertising” Adventure


Old Spice figures out a way to create a pleasurable and entertaining branding experience on instagram.

Made Like No Other

Häagen Dazs, ice cream from the Bronx with a “Danish-sounding name.”

All About That “Y”


Stan Lee Cameo School

Directed by Kevin Smith and starring Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, Tara Reid, Michael Rooker, Lou Ferrigno, Jason Mewes, and an Audi S8.

This Week in Taco Marketing

$1 Tacos During Happy Hour at Baby’s All Right.

via, gothamist

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