TV Ads – 1979 – AT+T Long Distance + Goodyear Tires + Bruce Willis For Seagrams Wine Coolers

DOG COMMENTARY:  In telecommunications, a long-distance call or trunk call is a telephone call made to a location outside a defined local calling area….as long-distance calls have been typically charged a higher billing rate than local calls. The term is not necessarily synonymous with placing calls to another telephone area code.  Long-distance calls are classified into two categories….one bein national calls which connect two…

TV Ads – 1979- Fiat Cars + Robt Conrad For Eveready Batteries + Jack In The Box + Dragone Wine

DOG COMMENTARY: Fiat Automobiles is the largest automobile manufacturer in Italy….which is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles….when Fiat reorganized its automobile business….and traces its history back to 1899 when the first Fiat automobile, the Fiat 4 HP, was produced.  During its more than century-long history Fiat remained the largest automobile manufacturer in Europe….as well as the third in…

TV Ads – 1979 – Ch 36 News Baby Boomer Babies + Yellow Rose Texas Nightclub + Diet Pepsi Soda

DOG COMMENTARY: KXAN Channel 36 Austin starts off this video with a TV program promo of a special that the channel ran shortly thereafter this commercial was aired….promoting a story about the numbers of Baby Boomer Babies being brought into the world as the Baby Boomer Generation began getting productive in the reproduction arena.  The Yellow Rose…

TV Ads – 1982 – Cliff Robertson For AT&T + STP Gas Treatment + Timex Watches

DOG COMMENTARY: Actor Cliff Robertson was a long time pitch man for AT&T ….especially during the years after the US government broke them up for being a monopoly in the telecommunications industry….as all of the new companies became their competitiors….who were also advertising vigorously….so, Cliff was basically pitching that although all these new telecommunications companies…

TV Ads – 1984 – Aveeno Bath + McDonalds + Trans America Insurance + Tab Soda

DOG COMMENTARY: Aveeno is a brand of skin care and hair care products in the United States….which is owned by American consumer goods and pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson.  Aveeno was founded in 1945….with its first product being their Soothing Bath Treatment….as seen in this video herewith. The active ingredient in all Aveeno products are colloidal oats and/or oat extracts…

TV Ads – 1979 – KXAN Austin Ch 36 Joyce & Mel Show + Janet Stockard Attorney

DOG ASIDE: This video features an all Austin showcase of television commercials….including a popular local program that aired daily on KXAN Austin Channel 36 featuring local tv personalities Joyce Isaacs and Mel Pennington….which covered all things Austin….which folks seemed to love….cuz it was on the air for many years.  The other commercial on this particular…

TV Ads – 1979 – Armor All + Ben-Gay + Walt Garrison For Skoal Dip + Sears Tires

DOG COMMENTARY: Armor All is a line of car care products manufactured by American company Armored AutoGroup of Danbury, Connecticut….whose sprays, gels, liquids and wipes are specifically designed to clean, shine, and protect most interior and exterior automobile surfaces.  The company that became Armor All was started in 1972 by entrepreneur and marketer Alan Rypinski….which Rypinski sold all of the rights…