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TV Ads – 1979 – Volkswagen Cars + Tampax Feminine Pads + Long John Silvers Restaurants

Volkswagen was established in 1937 by the German Labour Front (Deutsche Arbeitsfront) in Berlin….as a result of the fact that in the early 1930’s cars were a luxury…..whereas most Germans could afford nothing more elaborate than a motorcycle….when only one German out of 50 owned a car….so, seeking a potential new market….some car makers began independent “people’s car” projects….like the Mercedes 170H, Adler AutoBahn, Steyr 55 and Hanomag 1.3L, among others…..thus the Volkswagen came into existance by a German automaker founded on May 28, 1937 by the German Labour Front….a Nazi labor union headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany…..which became the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group….and also became the largest automaker by worldwide sales in 2016 and 2017. The group’s biggest market is in China, which delivers 40% of its sales and profits.

Tampax, a portmanteau of tampon and pack, is a brand of tampon currently owned by Procter & Gamble….and sold in over 100 countries. Both the brand and the product were invented by Dr. Earle Haas, who filed a patent in 1931. The original product was designed from the start as flushable and biodegradeable.

Long John Silver’s Seafood Shop is an American fast food restaurant chain that specializes in seafood. The brand’s name is derived from the novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, in which the pirate “Long John” Silver is one of the main characters.

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