TV Commercial Advertising: Greatest Slogans Jingles Taglines & Catchphrases of All Time

charmin_mr_whippleReminiscing over the past 50-60 years or so, it seems that commercials have always had ‘catchy’ slogans to make you remember their products the next time you go shopping or are in the market to buy a specific product. Sometimes these catchphrases go even beyond that. They can get stuck in your head like bubblegum on the bottom of your shoe. It wheres-the-beef-Wendys-adstrikes me as kind of funny that, as I was compiling this listing, I was actually amazed at how quickly I was able to recall many of these, even though some are 30-40 years old or more. Guess it’s safe to say they did their job quite effectively.

choo_choo_charlieA peppy jingle or clever catch phrase can make or break an ad campaign. Occasionally, an advertising agency will create a slogan or tune that resonates so strongly with the public that it remains in play for years or even decades. Many of these TV commercials are prime examples of that.CharlieTuna

Some of these on the list are relatively newer ones from the past 10 years or so, as others harken back to the early days of television. There were many regional commercials but I tried to focus on majority of the national ones that hit the airwaves.

OscarMayerBalognaSongHow many of these will you remember?

How many of these will get stuck in your head all over again just like they did when they originally aired?

Sit back, reminisce and enjoy the trip back in time through addicting, catchy, sometimes annoying, sometimes campy, but almost always entertaining…..  RETRO  TV  COMMERCIALS  😛

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Most Popular Brand Advertising Mascots of All Time

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  1. Ask any mermaid you happen to see…What’s the best tuna? Chicken of the Sea. star-kist-tuna-sorry-charlie(Chicken of the Sea Tuna)
  2. Sorry Charlie!….. Star Kist doesn’t want tuna with good taste….. Star Kist wants tuna that tastes good (Starkist Tuna)
  3. Look ma….. No cavities! (Crest Toothpaste)
  4. It’s naturally sweet … Taste reminds me of wild hickory nuts. I call Grape Nuts my back-to-nature cereal (said by Ewell Gibbons) (Grape Nuts Cereal)
  5. There’s always room for Jell-O (Jell-O Brand gelatin)
  6. A little dab’ll do ya  (Brylcreem Men’s Hair Gel)
  7. Time to make the donuts (Dunkin’ Donuts)
  8. I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV (Vicks Formula 44 Cough Syrup)
  9. Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon? (Grey Poupon Mustard)
  10. I can’t believe I ate the whole thing (Alka Seltzer)
  11. Silly rabbit — Trix are for kids (Trix cereal)
  12. Tastes great! Less filling! (Miller Lite Beer)
  13. I want my MTV! (MTV ad)
  14. Energizer! It’ll surprise you! Oi! (Energizer Batteries)
  15. It keeps going and going and going … (Energizer Batteries)
  16. It takes a licking and keeps on ticking” (Timex Watches)
  17. The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat (ABC’s Wide World of Sports)
  18. Waassup? (Budweiser Beer)aa
  19. Where’s the beef? (Wendy’s)
  20. Have it your way! (Burger King)
  21. Nothing beats a great pair of L’eggs (L’eggs Stockings) energizer_bunny
  22. My dog’s bigger than your dog….. My dog’s bigger than yours…(Ken-L-Ration Dog Food)
  23. I’m a Pepper, he’s a Pepper, she’s a Pepper, we’re a Pepper, wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper, too….. (Dr. Pepper)
  24. Like a rock (GM Trucks)
  25. Winston tastes good like a cigarette should (Winston Cigarettes)
  26. What do you want, good grammar or good taste? (Winston Cigarettes)
  27. I’d rather fight than switch (Tareyton Cigarettes)
  28. If it’s gotta be clean…..It’s gotta be Tide (Tide Laundry Detergent)
  29. Meet the Swinger, Polaroid Swinger. It’s more than a camera, it’s almost alive, it’s only 19 dollars and 95. (Polaroid Camera)
  30. Just a silly millimeter longer (Chesterfield Cigarettes)
  31. Ajax – Laundry Detergent ….. is stronger than dirt (Ajax Laundry Detergent)
  32. You get a quick tan with QT (Coppertone QT)
  33. Hungryyyyy, Hungry Jack. They gobble ’em up and the plate come back for Hungry Jack. (Hungry Jack)
  34. Please don’t squeeze the Charmin! (said by Mr. Whipple) (Charmin Bathroom Tissue)
  35. It’s squeezably soft….. It’s irresistible (Charmin Bathroom Tissue)
  36. Fly me (National Airlines)
  37. Fly the friendly skies of United (United Airlines)
  38. Because even an airline hostess should look like a girl (Braniff Airlines)
  39. Mr. Bubble gets you so clean your mother won’t know you (Mr. Bubble Bath Soap)
  40. Cleans your breath while it cleans your teeth. (Colgate Dental Cream) morton-salt
  41. If you believe in peanut butter, you gotta believe in Peter Pan (Peter Pan Peanut Butter)
  42. My wife….. I think I’ll keep her (Geritol Iron Supplement)
  43. Help! ….. I’ve fallen and I can’t get up! (LifeCall)+(LifeAlert)
  44. Are those Bugle Boy Jeans that you’re wearing? (Bugle Boy Jeans)
  45. This is your brain — This is your brain on drugs. (Partnership for a Drug-Free America PSA)
  46. Ancient Chinese secret, huh? (Calgon Laundry Additive)
  47. Sometimes you feel like a nut — sometimes you don’t. (Almond Joy & Mounds candy bars)
  48. Gimme a break… Gimme a break…Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat Bar (Kit Kat Candy Bar)
  49. What would you do for a Klondike bar? (Klondike Ice Cream)
  50. Melts in your mouth, not in your hands (M & M’s candies)
  51. I don’t wanna grow up….. I’m a Toys R Us kid (Toys R Us toy store)
  52. I’d like to teach the world to sing…  in perfect harmony… I’d like to buy the world a coke and keep it company (Coca-Cola)
  53. It’s the real thing (Coca-Cola)
  54. It’s so easy, a caveman could do it (Geico)
  55. Like a good neighbor…..State Farm is there (State Farm Insurance)
  56. What’s in your wallet? (Capital One)
  57. He likes it! ….. Hey Mikey! (Life cereal) life-cereal-hey-mikey
  58. Think outside the bun (Taco Bell)
  59. Hey, you sank my battleship (Battleship game)
  60. They’re G-R-E-A-T! (said by Tony The Tiger) (Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes)
  61. You’re soaking in it (said by Madge The Manicurist) (Palmolive Dishwashing Liquid)
  62. Have it your way (Burger King)
  63. Nothing comes between me and my Calvin’s (said by Brooke Shields) (Calvin Klein Jeans)
  64. Good to the last drop (Maxwell House Coffee)
  65. The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup! (Folgers Coffee)
  66. It’s mountain grown — the richest kind of coffee (said by Mrs. Olson) (Folgers Coffee)
  67. It’s fun to tickle your tongue with Fruit Stripe Gum (Fruit Stripe Gum)
  68. It’s the right beer now (Coors Light)
  69. You’ve got the right one baby (said by Ray Charles) (Pepsi-Cola)
  70. All of my men wear English Leather… or they wear nothing at all! (English Leather Cologne)
  71. Strong enough for a man….. but made for a woman (Secret Deodorant)
  72. Have a Coke and a smile (Coca-Cola)
  73. Coors…the silver bullet! (Coors Beer)
  74. This is a good place for a Stick-Up (Airwick Stick-Up Air Fresheners)
  75. Plop Plop….. Fizz Fizz….. Oh what a relief it is! (Alka Seltzer)
  76. I’d walk a mile for a Camel (Camel Cigarettes)
  77. Share the moment….. Share life (Kodak) state-farm-like-a-good-neighbor
  78. Doing what we do best (American Airlines)
  79. Something special in the air (American Airlines)
  80. “A” is for apple “J” is for jacks, Cinnamon crunchy Apple Jacks. Fun to eat an apply treat! Kellogg’s Apple Jacks (Apple Jacks cereal)
  81. Oh, I’d love to be an Oscar Mayer Wiener….. That is what I’d truly like to be….. ‘Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer Wiener….. Everyone would be in love with me! (Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs)  green-giant
  82. My bologna has a first name, it’s  O-S-C-A-R… My bologna has a second name it’s M-A-Y-E-R… Oh! I love to eat it every day… And if you ask me why, I’ll say…  Cause Oscar Mayer has a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A. (Oscar Mayer Bologna)
  83. “Hot dogs!.. Armor Hot dogs!.. What kind of kid likes Armor hot dogs?.. Big kids, little kids, kids who climb on rocks!.. Fat kids, skinny kids,.. even kids with chicken pox like hot dogs! Armor hot dogs!.. The dogs kids love to bite!” (Armor Hot Dogs)
  84. Get A little closer! Don’t be shy’ (Arrid Extra Dry Deoderant)
  85. Look how good you look now (Avon)
  86. You deserve a break today… so get up and get away…to McDonald’s…We do it all for you! (McDonalds)
  87. Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun (McDonalds)
  88. Be all that you can be (US Army promo ad)
  89. M’m good, M’m good…That’s what Campbell’s soups are…M’m good! (Campbell’s Soup)
  90. See the USA in your Chevrolet (Chevrolet/GM)
  91. Double your pleasure….. double your fun (Wrigley’s Doublemint Gum)
  92. Diamonds are forever (DeBeers Jewelers)
  93. Just do it! (Nike Shoes)
  94. The pause that refreshes (Coca-Cola) chevrolet-see-the-usa
  95. We try harder (Avis Rent-A-Car)
  96. The Breakfast of Champions (Wheaties Cereal)
  97. Does she or doesn’t she? (Clairol)
  98. When it rains…..it pours (Morton Salt)
  99. Let your fingers do the walking (Yellow Pages)
  100. M & M’s melt in your mouth….. Not in your hand (M&M candies)
  101. We bring good things to life (General Electric)
  102. Come to where the flavor is…come to Marlboro Country! (Marlboro Cigarettes)
  103. Come up to the KOOL taste….. taste extra freshness every time you smoke (Kool Cigarettes)
  104. Outstanding…and they are Mild! (Pall Mall Cigarettes)
  105. Show me a filter cigarette that delivers the taste, and I’ll eat my hat! (Lucky Strike Cigarettes)
  106. LSMFT – Lucky Strike means fine tobacco! (Lucky Strike Cigarettes)
  107. To a smoker….. It’s a Kent (Kent Cigarettes) give-a-hoot-dont-pollute
  108. Watch for falling prices! (Wal-Mart)
  109. Put a tiger in your tank (Exxon Gas)
  110. You can trust your car to the man that wears the star (Texaco Gas)
  111. Don’t leave home without it (American Express)
  112. Do you know me (American Express)
  113. Master the possibilities (Master Card)
  114. It’s everywhere you want to be (Visa)
  115. Priceless! (Master Card)
  116. There are some things money can’t buy….. For everything else, there’s MasterCard (Master Card)
  117. In the valley of the jolly…ho ho ho…Green Giant (Green Giant Vegetables)
  118. They’re magically delicious! (Lucky Charms cereal)
  119. This Bud’s for you! (Budweiser Beer)
  120. Only you can prevent forest fires (said by Smokey Bear) (US Forest Service)
  121. We’ll leave a light on for you (Motel 6)
  122. You’ll wonder where the yellow went….. when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent! (Pepsodent Toothpaste)
  123. The Best a Man Can Get (Gillette Razor)
  124. Let Hertz put you in the driver’s seat (Hertz Rent-A-Car)
  125. Today the pits, tomorrow the wrinkles (Sunsweet Prunes)
  126. Ring around the collar (Wisk Laundry Detergent)
  127. The Uncola (7-Up)
  128. You Like It, It Likes You (7-Up)
  129. Nothing does it like 7 Up! (7-Up)
  130. Crisp refreshing 7 Up (7-Up)
  131. Never Had It, Never Will (caffeine) (7-Up)
  132. When you want the taste of UN, there’s only one (7-Up)
  133. Helps build strong bodies 12 ways (Wonder Bread) wonder-bread-helps-build-bodies
  134. I want my Maypo! (said by Marky Maypo) (Maypo Cereal)
  135. Leggo my Eggo (Eggo Toaster Waffles)
  136. Everything you ever wanted in a beer…..and less (Miller Lite Beer)
  137. Give a hoot…..Don’t pollute! (US Forestry Service)
  138. Manly, yes…..but women like it too! (Irish Spring Soap)
  139. Fresh as an Irish Spring morning (Irish Spring Soap)
  140. The road will never be the same (Acura)
  141. The Heartbeat of America! (Chevrolet)
  142. Wouldn’t you really rather have a Buick (Buick)
  143. If it’s Borden….. It’s got to be good (Borden)
  144. And away go troubles… Down the drain (RotoRooter Plumbers) klondike-bar-what-would-you-do
  145. The difference is Dell (Dell Computers)
  146. Ask about it at work (Aflac)
  147. We know money (AIG)
  148. You’re in good hands with Allstate (Allstate Insurance)
  149. Mama Mia…..Thatsa spicy meatball (Alka Seltzer)
  150. Doesn’t your dog deserve Alpo? (Alpo Dog Food)
  151. Behold the power of cheese (American Dairy Association)
  152. For fast, fast, fast relief (Anacin)
  153. Think different! (Apple Computers)
  154. Reach out and touch someone (AT&T)
  155. Higher Standards (Bank of America)
  156. Thank you for your support (Bartles & Jaymes)
  157. Bayer works wonders (Bayer Aspirin)
  158. Flick my Bic! (Bic Pens)
  159. Life’s messy….. Clean it up! (Bissell Vacuums)
  160. The quicker picker-upper (Bounty Paper Towels)
  161. Fill it to the rim — with Brim (Brim Decaffeinated Coffee)
  162. The king of beers (Budweiser Beer)
  163. The champagne of bottled beers (Miller High Life Beer)
  164. A can a week….. That’s all we ask (California Almond Growers)  got-milk
  165. Got milk? (California Milk Processor Board)
  166. Calgon…..Take me away (Calgon Bath Products)
  167. For virtually spotless dishes (Cascade)
  168. I am stuck on Band-Aids ’cause Band-Aids stuck on me (Band-Aids bandages)
  169. It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature! (Chiffon Margarine)
  170. Fit for a king! (Imperial Margarine)
  171. The only way to fly! (Western Airlines)
  172. When you care enough to send the very best (Hallmark Greeting Cards)
  173. We answer to a higher authority (Hebrew National Franks) lays-betcha-cant-eat-just-one
  174. Every kiss begins with Kay! (Kay Jewelers)
  175. Come to where the flavor is….. Come to Marlboro country (Marlboro Cigarettes)
  176. Tastes so good….. Cats ask for it by name (Meow Mix Cat Food)
  177. Betcha can’t eat just one? (Lay’s Potato Chips)
  178. The noisiest chips in the world (Laura Scudder Potato Chips)
  179. It helps the hurt stop hurting (Bactine Antiseptic Spray)
  180. They plump when you cook ’em (Ballpark Franks)
  181. Because so much is riding on your tires (Michelin Tires)
  182. Always a bridesmaid, but never a bride (Listerine Mouthwash)
  183. Is it live or is it Memorex (Memorex Recording Tape)  memorex-is-it-live
  184. Beef…..It’s what’s for dinner (National Cattlemen’s Beef Association)
  185. Pork…..The other white meat (Natinal Pork Board)
  186. A-1 makes hamburgers taste like steakburgers (A1 Steak Sauce)
  187. Ace is the place with the Helpful Hardware Man (Ace Hardware)
  188. Stronger Than Dirt (Ajax Laundry Detergent)
  189. Mama Mia, that’s a spicy meata ball (Alka-Seltzer)
  190. Try it…..  You’ll like it! (Alka-Seltzer)
  191. Doesn’t your dog deserve Alpo (Alpo Dog Food)
  192. The incredible, edible egg
  193. Don’t leave home without it. (American Express) ajax-stronger-than-dirt
  194. Twice as much of the pain reliever doctors recommend most (Anacin)
  195. The quality goes in before the name goes on (Zenith TV)
  196. The King of Beers (Budweiser Beer)
  197. This Bud’s for you (Budweiser Beer)
  198. I love you, Ma-a-a-n (Budweiser Beer)
  199. When you say Bud (Budweiser Beer)
  200. When you say Budweiser…..You’ve said it all! (Budweiser Beer)
  201. Think different (Apple Computers)
  202. There’s something about an Aqua Velva man (Aqua Velva Cologne) butterfinger-bart-simpson
  203. Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger! (said by Bart Simpson) (Butterfinger Candy Bar)
  204. Take it off…..Take it all off! (Noxzema Shaving Cream)
  205. The nighttime sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head fever so you can rest medicine (NyQuil)
  206. The mark of a man (Old Spice Aftershave/Cologne)
  207. Catch our smile (Pacific Southwest Airlines)
  208. The flavor says butter! (Parkay Margarine)
  209. Is this any way to run an airline?…..You bet it is! (National Airlines)
  210. This is your brain….. This is your brain on drugs….. Any questions? (Partnership for a Drug-Free America)
  211. Just slightly ahead of our time (Panasonic)
  212. Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful (Pantene Shampoo)
  213. Nothin’ says lovin’ like something from the oven (Pillsbury Poppin’ Fresh Dough)
  214. Once you POP, you can’t STOP! (Pringles Potato Chips)
  215. It’s not polite to smack your lips but you just can’t help it with Frito’s Corn Chips (Frito’s Corn Chips)
  216. Oot-fray, Oops-lay (Froot Loops Cereal)
  217. Built Ford tough! (Ford)
  218. Ford has a better idea. (Ford)
  219. Have you driven a Ford lately (Ford)
  220. Quality is Job 1 (Ford)
  221. Get a piece of the rock (Prudential Insurance)
  222. Something to smile about (Quaker Oatmeal)
  223. You’ve got questions….. We’ve got answers (Radio Shack)
  224. How do you spell relief? R-O-L-A-I-D-S (Rolaids)
  225. The beer that made Milwaukee famous (Schlitz Beer)
  226. It won’t slow you down (Coors Light Beer)
  227. Always there in a pinch (Skoal Tobacco)
  228. With a name like Smucker’s…..It has to be good (Smucker’s Jam/Jellies)
  229. We make money the old-fashion way…..We earn it (Smith Barney)
  230. Made from the best stuff on earth (Snapple)
  231. Obey your thirst (Sprite)
  232. Live in your world….. Play in ours (PlayStation)
  233. You are now free to move about the country (Southwest Airlines)
  234. Expect more…..Pay less (Target)
  235. We bring good things to life (General Electric)
  236. Imagination at work (General Electric)
  237. Head for the border (Taco Bell)
  238. Yo quiero Taco Bell (Taco Bell)
  239. Can you hear me now? (Verizon Wireless)
  240. I coulda had a V-8 (V-8 Vegetable Juice)
  241. You’ve come a long way, baby (Virginia Slims Cigarettes)
  242. Taste that beats the others cold…..Pepsi pours it on! (Pepsi)
  243. It gets the red out (Visine Eye Drops)
  244. Always low prices…..Always! (Wal-Mart)
  245. The quality goes in before the name goes on (Zenith TV)
  246. It’s such a comfort to take the bus and leave the driving to us (Greyhound)
  247. Celebrate the moments of your life (General Foods)
  248. Babies are our business (Gerber Baby Food)
  249. Oh the possibilities (Fisher-Price Toys)
  250. Look sharp…..Feel sharp (Gillette)
  251. The best a man can get (Gillette)
  252. Never let ’em see you sweat (Gillette Dry Idea)
  253. Sooner or later….. You’ll own General (General Tires)
  254. Deep down you want Hoover (Hoover Vacuum)
  255. Breakfast never sounded so good (Jimmie Dean Sausages)
  256. When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight (Fed Ex)
  257. When EF Hutton talks…..People listen (EF Hutton)
  258. You can be sure if it’s Westinghouse (Westinghouse Appliances)
  259. It’s the oooonly way to fly (WesternAirlines)
  260. Because life is not a spectator sport (Reebok Shoes)
  261. Rice-A-Roni….. The San Francisco Treat (Rice-A-Roni)
  262. Anything less would be uncivilized (Right Guard Deoderant)
  263. You can take Salem out of the country but …..You can’t take the country out of Salem (Salem Cigarettes)
  264. Everything You Love About Coffee (Sanka Coffee)
  265. Grab life by the horns (Dodge)
  266. Everybody doesn’t like something….. but nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee (Sara Lee)
  267. You only go around once in  this life, so you have to grab for all the gusto you can get (Schlitz Beer)
  268. When you’re out of Schlitz….. You’re out of beer (Schlitz Beer)
  269. The more you know….. The more you trust Bayer (Bayer Aspirin)
  270. Starts your car when other batteries won’t (Sears Die-Hard Batteries)
  271. Run faster!…..Jump higher! (PF Flyers/Keds Shoes)
  272. Floats the dirt right down the drain (Ajax)
  273. Crisp and clean with no caffeine. (7-Up)
  274. Taste the rainbow! (Skittles Candy)
  275. Serutan ….. That’s Natures spelled backward (Serutan)
  276. Hold that tiger! (LeTigre Shirts)
  277. Fits your body like a hammer fits your hand. (Levi’s Jeans)
  278. Let Hertz put you in the driver’s seat (Hertz Rent-A-Car)
  279. If  it says Libby’s, Libby’s, Libby’s on the label, label, label…You will like it, like it, like it….. on your table table table (Libby’s Canned Foods)
  280. Kill the germs….. Feel the clean (Listerine Mouthwash)
  281. Oh Fab…I’m glad…they put real Borax in you (Fab Laundry Detergent)
  282. A Day Without Orange Juice is Like a Day Without Sunshine (Florida Citrus Commission)
  283. Smart…..Very Smart (Magnavox TV)
  284. Our repairmen are the loneliest guys in town (Maytag)
  285. Great coffee taste without bitterness (Mellow Roast Coffee)
  286. Bullish on America (Merrill Lynch)
  287. Where do you want to go today? (Microsoft)
  288. If you’ve got the time …..We’ve got the beer (Miller Beer)
  289. Everything you always wanted in a beer…..and less (Miller Lite Beer)
  290. Goodness you can taste (Minute Maid Orange Juice)
  291. Do the Dew! (Mountain Dew)
  292. Why don’t you pick me up and smoke me sometime? (Muriel Cigars)
  293. Because I’m worth it! (L’Oreal)
  294. Richness worth a second cup (Yuban Coffee)
  295. Promise her anything, but give her Arpege (Arpege Perfume)
  296. Ban won’t wear off as the day wears on (Ban Roll-On Deodorant)
  297. Bayer works wonders (Bayer Aspirin)
  298. Never let them see you sweat (Dry Idea Deodorant)
  299. Everything’s better with Blue Bonnet on it (Blue Bonnet Margarine)
  300. If it’s Borden, it’s got to be good (Borden)
  301. Absorbs like magic (Bounty Paper Towels)
  302. Thirst pockets for spill relief (Brawny Paper Towels)
  303. Wouldn’t you really rather have a Buick? (Buick)
  304. Sometimes you’ve got to break the rules (Burger King)
  305. Roll that beautiful bean footage (Bush’s Baked Beans)
  306. Next to myself….. I like BVD best (BVD Underwear)
  307. If it doesn’t get all over the place….. it doesn’t belong in your face (Carl’s Jr.)
  308. Don’t bother me….. I’m eating (Carl’s Jr.)
  309. Without us, some guys would starve (Carl’s Jr.)
  310. The milk from contented cows (Carnation Milk)
  311. If he kissed you once….. Will he kiss you again? (Certs Breath Mints)
  312. It’s two…two…two mints in one! (Certs Breath Mints)
  313. Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet (Chevrolet)
  314. If you find a better car….. Buy it! (said by Lee Iacocca) (Chrysler)
  315. If I have but one life to live….. let me live it as a blonde! (Clairol Shampoo)
  316. Hair color so natural….. Only her hairdresser knows for sure (Clairol Shampoo)
  317. Things go better with Coca-Cola…..Things go better with Coke (Coca-Cola)
  318. It’s the real thing (Coca-Cola)
  319. Have a Coke and a smile (Coca-Cola)
  320. Coke is it! (Coca-Cola)
  321. Can’t beat the feeling (Coca-Cola)
  322. Just for the taste of it, Diet Coke (Diet Coke)
  323. I go cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs! (Cocoa Puffs Cereal)
  324. Sometimes you’ve got to break the rules – Burger King)
  325. Something good always comes of it (Bisquick)
  326. The proud bird with the golden tail (Continental Airlines)
  327. Delta is ready when you are (Delta Airlines)
  328. Brewed with Pure Rocky Mountain Spring Water (Coors Beer)
  329. Taste the high country….. Taste Coors (Coors Beer)
  330. Don’t be a Paleface!”  (Coppertone Tanning Lotion)
  331. Tan – Don’t Burn! (Coppertone Tanning Lotion)
  332. Candy-Coated Popcorn, Peanuts, and a Prize…..That’s what you get in Cracker Jack  (Cracker Jack)
  333. Cleans your teeth while it cleans your breath (Dentyne Gum)
  334. Aren’t you glad you use Dial …..Don’t you wish everybody did? (Dial Soap)
  335. I drink Dr Pepper and I’m Proud….. I’m Part of an Original Crowd… (Dr. Pepper)
  336. Freshness never tasted so good (Hostess snack cakes)
  337. We will sell no wine – before its time (said by Orson Welles) (Paul Masson Wines)
  338. The most original soft drink ever in the whole wide world (Dr. Pepper)
  339. It’s the cheesiest! (Kraft Macaroni & Cheese)
  340. Finger lickin’ good (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
  341. Kid tested…..Mother approved (Kix cereal)
  342. Share moments…..Share life (Kodak)
  343. When banks compete…..You win (Lending Tree)
  344. Celebrate the moments of your life (General Foods)
  345. Here’s to good friends, Tonight is kind of special. The beer we’ll pour, must say something more, somehow….. So tonight (tonight), Tonight, Let it be Löwenbräu (Lowenbrau Beer)
  346. When the hungries hit…..hit the Red Barn (Red Barn)
  347. Eat Fresh (Subway)
  348. It’s a good time for the great taste of McDonalds (McDonalds)
  349. I’m lovin’ it (McDonalds)
  350. Did somebody say McDonalds? (McDonalds)
  351. Do what tastes right (Wendys)
  352. We do chicken right (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
  353. Roll out the Burgie (Burgermeister Beer)
  354. It’s not just a job…..It’s an Adventure (US Navy)
  355. The few…..the proud…..The Marines (US Marine Corp)
  356. Like a rock! (Chevrolet)
  357. It’s the water! (Olympia Beer)
  358. Crave the wave (Ocean Spray)
  359. Come Alive!…..You’re in the Pepsi generation! (Pepsi-Cola)
  360. You’ve got a lot to live…..Pepsi’s got a lot to give (Pepsi-Cola)
  361. The choice of a new generation (Pepsi-Cola)
  362. The closer you get…..The better you look (Nice ‘N Easy Shampoo)
  363. Gentlemen prefer Hanes (Hanes Underwear)
  364. Bring out the Best Foods and bring out the best! (Best Foods Real Mayonnaise)
  365. Yes Yes YES!!! (Herbal Essence Shampoo)
  366. The great American chocolate bar (Hershey’s Chocolate)
  367. Fresh and clean as a whistle (Irish Spring Soap)
  368. Anything less would be uncivilized  (Right Guard Deodorant)
  369. The other guys! (Goodrich Tires)
  370. We’re looking for a few good men (US Marine Corp)
  371. The toughest job you’ll ever love (US Peace Corp)
  372. RAID kills bugs dead! (Raid)
  373. It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken (Purdue Chicken)
  374. If it’s Ore-Ida…..It’s all-righta! (Ore-Ida Potatoes)
  375. Only fit for a king (Nine Lives Cat Food)
  376. What can brown do for you? (UPS)
  377. Watch out Federal!…..Here comes Airborne! (Airborne Express)
  378. Take life a little easier (sung by Rodney Allen Rippey) (Jack In The Box)
  379. You get a big delight in every bite (Hostess Snack Cakes)
  380. Choosy mothers choose Jiff (Jiff Peanut Butter)
  381. Who wears short shorts? (Nair Hair Removal Cream)
  382. I’m gonna wash that gray right outta my hair
  383. That frosty mug taste (A&W Root Beer)
  384. You asked for it…..You got it!…..Toyota! (Toyota)
  385. Get your hands on a Toyota and you’ll never let go (Toyota)
  386. Double A [A-A] [honk! honk!] M-C-O (AAMCO Transmissions)
  387. Take a bite outta crime! (said by McGruff the dog) (National Crime Prevention Council)
  388. Kibbles and Bits!…..Kibbles and Bits!…. I’m gonna get me some Kibbles and Bits! (Kibbles & Bits Dog Food)
  389. They don’t say Hanes until I say they say Hanes! (said by Inspector 12) (Hanes Underwear)
  390. How ’bout a nice Hawaiian Punch?…..Sure! (Hawaiian Punch)
  391. My dog’s healthy and it shows….. cause he’s got the Hi-Pro glow! (Hi Pro Dog Food)
  392. Don’t cook tonight….. Call Chicken Delight (Chicken Delight Restaurants)
  393. Man to man smoke a Roi-Tan… Man to man smoke a Roi-Tan Cigar (Roi-Tan Cigars)
  394. Take Sominex tonight and sleep, sleep, sleep (Sominex Sleep-Aid)
  395. We’re gonna tempt your tummy, with the taste of Nuts and Honey, its a honey of an ‘O’, it’s Honey Nut Cheerios (Honey Nut Cheerios)
  396. My Buddy….. My Buddy….. My Buddy and me!” (My Buddy Doll for boys)
  397. Do a dallop!…..Do, Do a dallop (Daisy Brand Sour Cream)
  398. Share the fantasy! (Chanel Perfume)
  399. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more (Geico Insurance)
  400. More Ovaltine Please! (Ovaltine Chocolate Malt Drink Mix)
  401. Yeah!….. It’s that important (A1 Steak Sauce)
  402. Eattin’ good in the neighborhood (Applebee’s Restaurants)
  403. Reputation you can ride on (Big ‘O’ Tires)
  404. What’s your share? (Ameritrade Stock Broker)
  405. Get in!… Get out!… Get on with your life! (Chili’s Restaurants)
  406. Easy to buy….. Easy to own….. Easy as Dell (Dell Computers)
  407. It’s not delivery….. It’s DiGiorno (DiGiorno Frozen Pizza)
  408. Get the door….. It’s Domino’s! (Domino’s Pizza)
  409. Pizza! Pizza! (Little Caesars Pizza)
  410. Gather ’round the good stuff (Pizza Hut)
  411. The last honest pizza (Round Table Pizza)
  412. Come hungry….. Leave happy! (IHOP Restaurants)
  413. When you’re here….. You’re family (Olive Garden Restaurants)
  414. Roaches check in….. But they don’t check out! (Black Flag’s Roach Motel)
  415. Taste me! Taste me!….. Come on and taste me! (Doral Cigarettes)
  416. It’s nice to feel… so good about a meal… so good about Kentucky Fried Chicken (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
  417. We do chicken right! (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
  418. Come see the softer side of Sears (Sears)
  419. It’s all inside (JC Penny)
  420. You can do it….. We can help (Home Depot)
  421. Let’s build something together (Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores)
  422. You’ll love it at Levitz (Levitz Furniture Store)
  423. And on you go (American Automobile Association – AAA Insurance)
  424. Better ingredients…..Better pizza (Papa Johns Pizza)
  425. Trust the Midas touch (Midas Muffler)
  426. Next to you…what he likes best… and needs most (Chuck Wagon Dog Food)
  427. Be careful how you use it (Hai Karate Aftershave)
  428. The essence of man (Brut Cologne & Aftershave)
  429. Share your fantasy (Chanel No. 5 Perfume)
  430. Because you’re worth it (Oreal Cosmetics)
  431. Now you have a friend in the diamond business (The Shane Company Jewelers)
  432. That was easy (Staples)
  433. It pays to discover (Discover Card)
  434. You’re going to like the way you look….. I guarantee it! (Men’s Warehouse)
  435. Keep America Strong….. Buy U.S. Savings Bonds (US Savings Bonds)
  436. Mail moves the country….. Zip Code moves the mail (US Postal Service)

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Just a reminder…..

Here’s the mascot link once again…..

Most Popular Brand Advertising Mascots of All Time

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Most Popular Brand Advertising Mascots of All Time

charlie_tunaMascots used in advertising over the years are the backbone of nearly all ronald_macdonaldsuccessful “image conscious” companies in the United States as well as worldwide. Mascots and icons conjure up all sorts of nostalgic images from childhood through present day. Many of the well remembered ones stood out in our minds as either funny, heartwarming, stupid, absurd or provocative. They also had another important element ….. having an identifiable character, a catchy jingle, or a Kool_Aid_mancool well thought catchphrase.

Some of the best-loved ads of the 20th century have names like Charlie, Tony, Ronald, Betty and Mr. Peanut. Others, like Joe Camel, the Marlboro Frito_BanditoMan and the Kool Penguin, may not have been  as beloved, but grew to have immense worldwide impact and could instantly be identified with their respective product. Even Fred and Barney were used for advertising Winston Cigarettes at one time ….. before all the negative implications of how hazardous smoking was on our lungs and how impressionable they were on hamms-bearyoungsters.

From frozen vegetables to packaged cake mix, from fast food to automobile tires, these well thought out, carefully drawn characters are the personifications of businesses that began small but grew to become dominant brands within their twinkie_the_kidrespective fields ….. thanks in large part to their famous icons.

This list below represents the majority of the most remembered, as well as successful, print and billboard ads, television commercials, product endoresements, mascots, icons and logos of all time. These have all made a powerful dent in our subconscious and made a powerful and longlasting impact in the marketplace. From the thousands of mascots and ads, these were the ones that stood out the Nesquik_bunnymost. The criteria used here is based upon overall effectiveness, longevity, recognizability and cultural impact.chester_cheetah_basketball

Enjoy your trip down memory lane. Be watching for a forthcoming post featuring product catchphrases. I will have a link when the post is created.

UPDATED:  2 links have been recently added  that relate to this post – You can check them out at the bottom of this posting.

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See how many of the cereal brand mascots you remember in the collage below.

 

 

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  1. Mickey Mouse – Walt Disney Company/Disneyland/DisneyWorldenergizer_bunny
  2. Energizer Bunny – Eveready Energizer Batteries
  3. Tony The Tiger – Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cereal
  4. Charlie The Tuna – Starkist Tuna
  5. Trix Rabbit – General Mill’s Trix Cereal
  6. Speedy – Alka Seltzer
  7. Poppin’ Fresh The Pillsbury Doughboy – Pillsbury Rolls/Products
  8. Jolly Green Giant – Green Giant Vegetables
  9. Nipper The Dog (fox terrier) – RCA Victor Company
  10. Frito Bandito – Frito Lay Corn Chips
  11. Chicken of The Sea Mermaid – Chicken of The Sea Tunaernie_keebler_elves
  12. Elsie The Cow – Borden Dairy Products
  13. Miss Chiquita – Chiquita Bananas
  14. Ham’s Bear – Hams Beer
  15. M&M’s – M&M’s
  16. Mrs. Butterworth – Mrs. Butterworth Pancake Syrup
  17. Spuds McKenzie – Bud Light Beer
  18. Gidget The Taco Bell Chihuahua – Taco Bell Restaurants
  19. Dig ‘Em The Frog – Kellogg’s Sugar Smacks Cereal (renamed Honey Smacks)
  20. Sugar Bear – Post Super Sugar Crisp (renamed Golden Crisps)joe_camel
  21. Snap, Crackle & Pop – Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Cereal
  22. Jack – Jack-In -The-Box Restaurants
  23. Marvelous Magical Burger King (the older cartoonish mascot – 2 versions) – Burger King Restaurants
  24. Chef Boyardee – Chef Boyardee Canned Pasta
  25. Ronald McDonald – McDonalds Restaurants (also included here could be Hamburglar, Mayor McCheese, Grimace & Birdie)Gecko
  26. Kool Aid Man – Kool-Aid Drink Mix
  27. Joe Camel – Camel Brand Cigarettes
  28. Lucky The Leprechaun – General Mill’s Lucky Charms Cereal
  29. Sonny The Cuckoo Bird – General Mill’s Cocoa Puffs Cereal
  30. Toucan Sam – Kellogg’s Froot Loops Cereal
  31. Martin The Gecko – Geico Auto Insurance
  32. Geico Cavemen – Geico Auto Insurance
  33. Morris The Cat – 9 Lives Cat Foodtootsie-pop-owl
  34. Colonel Sanders – Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurants
  35. Sugar Pops Pete The Prairie Dog – Kellogg’s Sugar Pops Cereal (renamed Corn Pops)
  36. Cornelius The Rooster – Kellogg’s Corn Flakes
  37. Mr. Peanut – Planters Peanuts
  38. Great Root Bear – A & W Root Beer & Restaurants
  39. Cap’n Crunch – Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch Cereal
  40. Buzz Bee – General Mill’s Honey Nut CheeriosMr_Clean_circle
  41. Chester Cheetah – Cheetos Crunch
  42. Quiky The Bunny – Nestle’s Quik (later changed to Nesquik) Chocolate Mix
  43. Mr. Clean – Mr. Clean
  44. Snuggle Bear (Teddy Bear) – Snuggle Fabric Softener
  45. Dutch Boy – Dutch Boy Paint
  46. Mr. Rollback – Wal-Mart Stores
  47. Big Boy – Big Boy Restaurants
  48. Sambo & Jolly Tiger – Sambo’s RestaurantsBig_Boy
  49. Punchy – Hawaiian Punch Drink Mix
  50. Choo Choo Charlie – Good & Plenty Candy
  51. Count Chocula – General Mill’s Count Chocula Cereal
  52. Frankey Berry – General Mill’s Franken Berry Cereal
  53. Boo Berry – General Mill’s Boo Berry Cereal
  54. Sailor Jack & Bingo – Cracker Jacks
  55. W.C. Fritos – Frito Lay Corn Chips
  56. Foster Farm Chickens – Foster Farms Chicken
  57. Geoffrey The Giraffe – Toys R UsCracker_Jack_mascots
  58. Aunt Jemima – Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix & Syrup
  59. Buster Brown & Tige The dog) – Buster Brown Shoes
  60. Kenner Gooney Bird – Kenner’s Toy Company
  61. Quisp – Quisp Cereal
  62. Sun-Maid Raisins Girl – Sun-Maid Raisins
  63. Granny Goose – Granny Goose Potato Chips
  64. Michelin Man (aka Bibendum) – Michelin Tires
  65. Bullseye (the Miniature Bull Terrier) – Target Stores
  66. Kool Penguin – Kool Cigarettesjolly_green_giant
  67. Exxon Tiger – Exxon Gasoline
  68. Aflac Duck – Aflac Insurance
  69. Chuck E. Cheese – Chuck E. Cheese Pizza (formerly Pizza Time Theater)
  70. Helping Hand – Betty Crocker’s Hamburger Helper
  71. Little Foster – Foster’s Freeze Restaurants
  72. Kernel Kleenup (aka “The Little Man”) – Western Exterminator
  73. Little Miss Sunbeam – Sunbeam Bread
  74. Umbrella Girl – Morton Salt
  75. Tropic-Ana – Tropicana
  76. Coppertone Girl – Coppertone Sunscreenmario
  77. Pets.com Sock Puppet – Pets.com Pet Supplies
  78. Reddy Kilowatt –
  79. Jeff – Burger Chef Restaurants
  80. Vlasic Stork – Vlasic Pickles
  81. Gorton Fisherman – Gorton Seafood Company
  82. Cool Spot – 7-Up Soft Drinks
  83. White Knight – Ajax Laundry Detergent
  84. Ajax Pixies – Ajax Cleanser
  85. Betty Crocker – Betty Crocker Baking ProductsDig-em-frog
  86. Anderson Soup Twins – Anderson Soup
  87. Campbell’s Soup Kids – Campbell’s Soup
  88. Quaker Oats Man – Quaker Oats Cereal
  89. Twinkie The Kid – Hostess Twinkies
  90. Budweiser Frogs – Budweiser Beer
  91. Brawny Lumberjack – Brawny Paper Towels
  92. Brother Dominick – Xerox
  93. Mr. Bluelight – K-Mart Stores
  94. Carvel Ice Cream Guy – Carvel Ice CreamToys_R_Us_geoffrey_mascot
  95. Culligan Lady – Culligan Water Softener
  96. Hy Finn – Standard Oil of California
  97. Jello-O  Baby – Jell-O
  98. Jared – Subway Restaurants
  99. Mr. Owl – Tootsie Rolls & Tootsie Pops
  100. Gerber Baby – Gerber Baby Food
  101. Josephine The Plumber – Comet Cleanser
  102. Juan Valdez – National Federation of Coffee Growersambos
  103. Kedso The Clown – Ked’s Brand Sneakers
  104. Mr. Bubble – Mr. Bubble Bubble Bath
  105. Keebler Elves (Ernie The Elf) – Keebler Foods (Crackers)
  106. California Raisins – California Raisins Advisory Board
  107. Happy Cows (Talking Cows) – Real California Cheese/Milk
  108. Little Caesar – Little Caesar Pizza
  109. Little Old Winemaker – Italian Swiss Colony Wines
  110. Madge The Manicurist – Palmolive Dish Washing Detergent
  111. Marky Maypo – Maypo CerealPunchy
  112. Marlboro Man – Marlboro Cigarettes
  113. Indian Maiden – Land-O-Lake Butter/Dairy Products
  114. Maytag Man – Maytag Appliances
  115. Little Mikey (the Freckly-faced Kid) – Life Cereal
  116. Mrs. Olson – Folgers Coffee
  117. Mr. Goodwin – Crest Toothpaste
  118. Mr. George Whipple – Charmin Toilet Paper
  119. Goodyear Blimp – Goodyear Tire Company
  120. Mother Nature – Chiffon Margarineelsie
  121. Sunny – Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Cereal
  122. The Noid – Domino’s Pizza
  123. Orville Redenbacher – Orville Redenbacher Gourmet Popcorn
  124. Popsicle Pete – Popsicle Frozen Pops
  125. Polar Bear – Icee
  126. Slush Puppie – Slush Puppie
  127. Oscar Mayer Bologny Kid – Oscar Mayer Bologny
  128. Manny, Moe & Jack – Pep Boys Auto Partslittle_ceasar
  129. Rosie The Waitress – Bounty Paper Towels
  130. Ty-D-Bol Man – Ty-D-Bol Toilet Cleaner
  131. Uncle Ben – Uncle Ben’s Converted Rice
  132. Honeycomb Kid – Post’s Honeycomb Cereal
  133. Yipes The Zebra – Fruit Stripe Gum
  134. Klondike The Polar Bear – Klondike Ice Cream Bar
  135. Mr. Meow – Meow Mix Cat Food
  136. Scrubbing Bubbles – Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner
  137. Fruit of The Loom Guys – Fruit of The Loom Underwear/Sleepwearm&ms
  138. Mario – Nintendo Entertainment System
  139. Sonic The Hedgehog – Sega Video Games
  140. Duke The Dog – Bush’s Baked Beans
  141. Kash (with the googly eyes) – Geico Auto Insurance
  142. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man – Stay Puft Marshmallow Company (actually a fictitious mascot from the movie Ghostbusters)

Below are two of my favorite current ads running that feature an ensemble cast of mascots from the past. Can you identify them all?

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PLEASE NOTE:  If you enjoyed this post of Most Popular Advertising Mascots … youPillsbury_Doughboy pasquallymay want to check out two other posts in this blog. One has over 300 of the more popular Catchphrases Expressions & Slogans of the 50’s – 60’s – 70’s -80’s – 90’s. A number of sayings and catchphrases that caught on from these advertisements will also be reflected in this post. The newest post contains TV’s Greatest Commercial Ads of Slogans, Jingles, Taglines & Catchphrases.

Simply click on the links below to continue your nostalgic journey down memory lane. 🙂

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