Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Advertising Hall of Fame

I was reading Born to Buy for my Children’s Advertising class and came across an alarming statistic…

“The average eight to thirteen year old is watching over 3.5 hours of television a day. American children view an estimated 40, 000 commercials annually. They also make approximately 3,000 requests for products and services each year” –Juliet B. Schor

Now this made me think about some of the memorable advertisements of both the past and the present. I would like to share my personal favourites with you…

Soft Drink: Dr. Pepper

Did you know Dr. Pepper was named by Charles Alderton who named it after the father of a girl he was once in love with?

Electronics: Mac vs. PC

Did you know that I used to have a PC, now I have a Mac… and I LOVE it almost as much as this brilliant ad campaign!

Clothing: The GAP

Did you know, that if you do NOT remember this ad… you must have been living under a rock. It's a classic... and this song will probably be in your head all day.

Health: Princess Margaret Hospital

I still get goose bumps when every time I see it. To donate click here

Athletics: Nike

Did you know that Michael Jordan made more money annually than all Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined!


Beer: Heineken


Hope you enjoyed my favourites!


  1. The Dr.Pepper one is definitely my favourite out of these ones-- and I've never seen it before! Very cute idea.

  2. Thanks! The Dr. Pepper is my ultimate favourite. Glad you liked it :)

  3. Wow, you just made me want a Dr.Pepper, a mac, GAP cords, to donate to PMH, workout, and a beer. Good job Henderson!

  4. I don't recall ever seeing that GAP commercial...and i don't live under a rock. I am insulted.

  5. i've never owned a pair of cords, but i want to buy them now.
    damn you advertising!

  6. That song from the GAP commercial is going to be BACK in my head for a week!



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