TV Ads – 1984 – Call To Glory Promo + Lloyd Bridges For 1st City Bank + SW Bell Telephone

DOG COMMENTARY:  Call to Glory was an American television drama that aired for 22 episodes during the 1984–1985 season  on the ABC network….as the show focused on USAF pilot Colonel Raynor Sarnac (Craig T. Nelson) and his family, living near Edwards Air Force Base….where Sarnac was stationed during the early 1960’s…..as the show was heavily promoted during ABC’s broadcast of the 1984 Summer Olympics….with the pilot episode…

TV Ads – 1979 – James Garner For Mazda Cars + Busch Beer + Gillette Atra Plus Razors

DOG COMMENTARY: The Mazda Familia, also marketed prominently as the Mazda 323 and Mazda Protegé was a small family car that was manufactured by Mazda between 1963 and 2003. The Familia line was replaced by the Mazda3/Axela for 2004….which was marketed as the Familia in Japan….and for export, earlier models were sold with nameplates including: “800”, “1000”, “1200”, and “1300”. In North America….as the 1200 was replaced by…

TV Ads – 1978 – Maxithins Feminine Pads + Avon + Tab Soda + American Express Travelers Checks

DOG COMMENTARY: Avon Products, Inc, known as Avon, was founded by David H. McConnell in 1886 as a direct selling company in beauty, household, and personal care categories…..who had annual sales of $5.7 billion worldwide in 2016.  It is the fifth-largest beauty company….and with 6.4 million representatives, is the second largest direct selling enterprise in the world (after Amway).  As a boy in West Texas,…

TV Ads – 1979 – Master Locks + Don Shula For Hyponex Lawns + Midas Brakes + Peanuts For Met Life

DOG COMMENTARY: Master Lock is an American company that develops padlocks, combination locks, safes and related security products….which is now a subsidiary of Fortune Brands Home & Security….as Master Lock Company LLC was formed in 1921 by locksmith/inventor Harry E. Soref….which is now headquartered in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.  In 1970, the company was purchased by American Brands from Soref’s heirs…. which was later renamed to Fortune Brands. …

TV Ads -1979 – Magic Johnson For 7UP + Scavenger Hunt Movie + TSO Contacts + Tonight Show Promo

DOG COMMENTARY:  For many years during the 1970’s and 1980’s 7Up Soda used many sports icons in their television commercials…..and in this 1979 ad was no different…..as 7Up used  Cubs slugger Dave Kingman…..NY Rangers star Don Maloney…..and Los Angeles rookie star Magic Johnson to pitch their soda.  This movie promo for Scavenger Hunt….which was a new…

TV Ads – 1986 – Lyle Alzado For Sports Illustrated

DOG ASIDE: Sports Illustrated is an American sports media franchise owned by Meredith Corporation….as Its self-titled magazine has over 3 million subscribers….and is read by 23 million people each week….including over 18 million men.  It was the first magazine with circulation over one million to win the National Magazine Award for General Excellence twice….whereby Its swimsuit issue has been published since 1964…which…

TV Ads – 1980 – Lucite Paint + Peanuts Charlie Brown And Snoopy For MetLife Insurance

DOG COMMENTARY: This paint advertisement is for LUCITE Wall Paint….which originally was a product of DuPont back in 1936….when it first came on the market as an acrylic paint that is a fast-drying and made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion….which are water-soluble….but become water-resistant when dry. Depending on how much the paint is diluted with water, or modified with acrylic…

TV Ads – 1978 – Kelloggs Bran Flakes Cereal + Busch Beer

DOG COMMENTARY: Kelloggs Bran Flakes are a popular breakfast cereal product similar to their Kelloggs Corn Flakes….which consists of small toasted flakes of wheat or oat bran together with binders and seasoning….which are nutritionally fortified….and usually served cold with milk.  Kelloggs Bran Flakes are high in dietary fiber….which can reduce the rate of increase in blood sugar and…

TV Ads – 1980 – Jeep Eagle Cars + Delta Airlines Caring Counsel

DOG COMMENTARY: The Jeep-Eagle Division consisted mostly of what was left of American Motors after its acquisition by Chrysler….along with their first group vice president being Joseph Cappy….who previously held the post of AMC president and chief executive officer….as the new organization was responsible for continuing the promotion, sales, and product engineering for Jeep and the remaining AMC vehicles….most…