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It is funny to look back at the things that entertained, enticed and inspired our culture but a few decades ago. Not only is the style out of date, but the thematic choices made and images used leave us to wonder how on earth these advertisements did not, in fact, damage the company's marketing effort. Targeting new mothers? Marketing alcohol in conjunction with a board game? Using Liberace as your posterchild? Here is a collection of 17 vintage beer ads that somehow helped sell more beer.
The benefits are obvious: less crying, more sleeping. There is little sweeter than a beer shared between mother and child.
Warning: drinking Budweiser will make you look like a gay version of Jack Nicholson in The Shining.
"Each glass invites another"...and another, and another, until you have a malty party in your belly, your tie around your head, and you are yelling at complete strangers to hit you in the face as hard as they can.
Not sure exactly which team you are on? After a few Blatz's, you will be able to switch sides effortlessly!
If you are working in I.T. and you get that frantic call, there is nothing more satisfying than washing down a beer after diagnosing yet another moron with a case of PEBKAC.
These old Miller High Life adverts give me that warm fuzzy feeling, because they remind me that although the times have changed, the truly valuable things in life have not. Quality time with the family, and enough beer for you to tolerate your wife's cooking and conversation.