The “Golden Age” of television advertising” (think “Mad Men”) is generally considered to be the 1960s through sometime in the 1980s. TV commercials were often extremely creative and fun to watch.
Like this clever VW commercial from the very early 1970s.
And this ad from the very early 1980s. Gotta love those headphones with their wires leading to (I assume) a Sony Walkman.
And this snooty ad for snooty mustard 🙂
And this fabulous spot for really tough luggage.
Not to mention, as long as we’re rambling through the neighborhood of travel-related advertising, this classic ad for Hertz Rent-A-Car.
These Hertz ads eventually went a little too nuts, with O.J. hurtling (and hurdling 🙂 ) over various obstacles. But, on the other hand, you certainly got the message: If you’re in a big hurry at the airport, go with Hertz!
Anyway, most television commercials today are boring and/or annoying (my opinion). So when I saw this ad during the 10:00 news on television last night, I liked it so much I actually went looking for it online.
Kudos to General Motors and whoever is responsible for either creating this ad in-house or hiring the outside talent that produced it. The GMC Sierra tailgate itself is pretty cool, but the ad telling us about it is pure magic!