Everything old is new again: back to the eighties!

 
 

Everything old is new again: back to the eighties!

Previously Claymore took a trip down memory lane and brought us all Fuzzy flashbacks from days of yore - the 80s. - all those lost commercial gems from Saturday mornings so we could reminisce about our wee years.
Well, I hafta try and out-do him, and so I must join in and represent Europe. ;) So, while every experienced adgrunt know that the best way to wander the archive way-back-when is to stroll through the archive month & year navigation to find 80s and 90s award winning ads like these (below) I now bring you the forgotten ads from the 80s and 90s UK that you may remember but that didn't necessarily rake home the awards. (read more for full list!)


Above, the Guardians points of view, dancing penguins for John Smith, a smashing headache for Nurofen and a strange Japanese ad for Suntory.

So here's the lost ads archive - 80s and 90s UK adverts!

The years might not be spot on, old showreels sent in often didn't have dates attached.
aaaah, the eighties, back when you could actually still do TV adverts for cigars. Those were the days. ;)

Oh bother... You'll have to check the rest without screenshots. ;)

BT - Marketing Director - (1995) :30 (UK)

BT Business - Save you Money - (1995) :30 (UK)

Benylin - Relief - (1991) 0:30 (UK)

Cussons Pearl - Rocks - (1990) 0:10 (UK)

IBM - 486 Pink Panther prices - (1991) :20 (UK)

Insignia - moves - (1991) :10 (UK)

Legal & General - Commuter - (1991) :30 (UK)

Michelin - Computer Analyzed - (1991) :30 (UK)

Nicotinell - worldwide patch - (1991) :30 (UK)

Persil - a real expert - (1991) :30 (UK)

QC - "Rather Good" - (1991) :30 (UK)

Telstar - double value games - (1991) :20 (UK)

The Observer - Book Shop - (1991) :20 (UK)

JVC - Adagio - (1991) :30 (UK)

Mars Bar - work & rest- (1990) :30 (UK)

Mars - Yacht race - (1986) :30 (UK)

Findus - Finest Foods - (1985) :30 (UK)

Austin Rover - Designing cars - (1985) :40 (UK)

Maxwell House - a New high - (1984) :30 (UK)

Marmite - Mum's birthday - (1984) :30 (UK)

Macleans - 75% more - (1984) :10 (UK)

McCain Oven chips - Bingo hall - (1984) :30 (UK)

Mirror - win a fortune - (1984) :30 (UK)

National Savings Income Bonds - (1984) :40 (UK)

Horizon - Priceless - (1984) :30 (UK)

Goodyear - The new GT - (1984) :30 (UK)

Dulux - Pure - (1984) :10 (UK)

Dulux - Harmonies - (1984) :40 (UK)

Coca Cola - Piano Moving - (1984) :35 (UK)

Cadbury's Caramel - Chew on this - (1984) :30 (UK)

BT - British Telecom shares - (1984) :40 (UK)

Birds Eye - Life Today - (1984) :30 (UK)

Barclay Loan - Message in a bottle - (1984) :30 (UK)

Woolworth - French - (1984) 0:30 (UK)

Walkers Crisps - Can you resist? - (1984) 0:30 (UK)

VW Jetta - bigger, larger, wider - (1984) 0:30 (UK)

Twix - Biggest Ever! - (1984) 0:30 (UK)

Sugar Puffs - Sticker&Spot - (1984) 0:20 (UK)

Standard Life - Starting out - (1984) 0:30 (UK)

Spain - Do you know spain? - (1984) 0:30 (UK)

Ski - Full of fitness - (1984) 0:30 (UK)

Mars - Biggest Ever - (1983) :30 (UK)

Moulinex - Debbie makes fries - (1983) :30 (UK)

Nat West - On a mission - (1983) :30 (UK)

Nissan Jubilee sunny - Drive away - (1983) :30 (UK)

Peugeot Talbot Horizon - Takes two - (1983) :30 (UK)

Philadephia - Chill like wine - (1983) :20 (UK)

Rank Xerox - Team Xerox - (1983) :40 (UK)

Quality street - Parade - (1983) :10 (UK)

Ross - Cod Chunks - (1983) :30 (UK)

Golden Wonder - Superhero snacks - (1983) :10 (UK)

Frish - Ocean Fresh - (1983) :30 (UK)

Fiat Regata - The new - (1983) :20 (UK)

Blue Band - Feels good - (1983) :30 (UK)

Bachelors Cup a Soup - (1983) :30 (UK)

Bachelors Savory Rice - Bars - (1983) :30 (UK)

Australian - Peaches and cream - (1983) :10 (UK)

Australian - Hello mum!- (1983) :30 (UK)

Aquafresh - Family - (1983) :30 (UK)

American Express - When you need it - (1983) :30 (UK)

Aapri - Aapri scrub - (1983) 0:30 (UK)

Action Force - Latest news - (1983) 0:30 (UK)

Vauxhall Nova - On Track - (1983) 0:30 (UK)

Silkience - Self adjusting shampoo - (1983) 0:30 (UK)

Shakin Stevens greatest hits - (1983) 0:30 (UK)

Michelin - MX Tyres - (1982) :30 (UK)

Kleenex Velvet - Softer - (1982) :40 (UK)

Kenwood - process - (1982) :30 (UK)

Special K - The Pinch - (1982) :30 (UK)

Itech - Magazine (1982) 0:30 (UK)

Oxo - Mum's out - (1982) :30 (UK)

Philips - Philishave Electronic - (1982) : 20 (UK)

Playtex - Like a glove - (1982) :30 (UK)

Ribena - Ribena Farm - (1982) :30 (UK)

Ribena - Mayans - (1982) :20 (UK

Rennie - Reach for... (1982) :10 (UK)

Rennie _ spearmint - (1982) :10 (UK)

Qualcast Concorde - Shepards sayings - (1982) :50 (UK)

Post Office - Djungle - (1982) :40 (UK)

Scholl - Comfort - (1982) :30 (UK)

Castella Cigars - Unlikely Pairings - (1982) :30 (UK)

Gas Cooking - Things change - (1982) :35 (UK)

Gas Cooking - Hardly recognise - (1982) :35 (UK)

Ever Ready - Silver Seal - (1982) :30 (UK)

Dulux - Yellow Collection - (1982) :40 (UK)

Dulux - Pale - (1982) :40 (UK)

Dulux - whiter shade of pale - (1982) :40 (UK)

Dulux - Natural Beauty - (1982) :40 (UK)

Duckams - Engines choice - (1982) :10 (UK)

Del Monto - The man from - (1982) :15 (UK)

Daily Telegraph - Fly on the wall - (1982) :30 (UK)

Curry's - Keeping House - (1982) :30 (UK)

Colgate - Corner Shop - (1982) :40 (UK)

Clarks - Decathlon - (1982) :30 (UK)

Clarks - School - (1982) :30 (UK)

Carling Black Label - Spot the ball - (1982) :30 (UK)

Cafe Hag - That's Right - (1982) :20 (UK)

BT - Remote places - (1982) :40 (UK)

BT - City Business - (1982) :40 (UK)

BP National - Rich and Poor - (1982) :30 (UK)

Birds Eye - Menus (1982) :30 (UK)

Golden Norfolk - Bernard Matthew - (1982) :10 (UK)

Barclay Card - English Holiday - (1982) :30 (UK)

Yellow Pages - Just a few days - (1982) 0:20 (UK)

Weetabix - Neat wheat mate - (1982) 0:30 (UK)

Twix - Office snack - (1982) 0:30 (UK)

Electricity - Game Show - (1982) 0:30 (UK)

Tip Top - Listen to the fruit salad - (1982) 0:30 (UK)

Timotei - Every day - (1982) 0:30 (UK)

Thompson Holiday - No stars but ours - (1982) 0:40 (UK)

Thompson - Local cat - (1982) 0:30 (UK)

Thomas Cook - Tailored Holiday - (1982) 0:40 (UK)

Texaco - Not half - (1982) 0:10 (UK)

Sweb - Christmas deals - (1982) 0:35 (UK)

Shell - Mastermind - (1982) 0:20 (UK)

Mattesons - Mmm! - (1981) :30 (UK)

KP - Bigger bags, more crisps - (1981) :30 (UK)

KFC - This bank holiday - (1981) :10 (UK)

PSA Keep dogs leashed - (1981) :60 (UK)

Jewson - Yellow pages - (1981) :10 (UK)

Intercity - Back and fourth - (1981) :30 (UK)

Haze - Roll Fresh - (1981) :30 (UK)

Harpic Bleach - Gems move in - (1981) :10 (UK)

Old Spice - For Xmas - (1981) :10 (UK)

PAL - Catch up - (1981) :30 (UK)

PAL - Husbands away - (1981) :30 (UK)

Pampers - Piano lessons - (1981) 1:00 (UK)

Quick Brew - Motorcycle granny - (1981) :30 (UK)

South West Gas - Gas Fires - (1981) :30 (UK)

Fresh Cram Cake - Photo Album - (1981) :15 (UK)

Fresh Cream Cake - Tea Party - (1981) :15 (UK)

Everest - Kite Mark - (1981) :40 (UK)

Erinmore cigars - Secret - (1981) :10 (UK)

English Cheddar - Quality mark - (1981) :30 (UK)

Dulux - Solid Emulsion - (1981) :40 (UK)

Cadbury's Wispa - Just a wispa - (1981) :40 (UK)

Bachelors Savory Rice - Twice as nice - (1981) :30 (UK)

Wrigleys - Buzz - (1981) 0:20 (UK)

Worthington Best Bitter - Pub - (1981) 0:20 (UK)

Vision - Visibly Superior - (1981) 0:20 (UK)

The Woolwich - untie money - (1981) 0:30 (UK)

Tetley's Bitter - Miami - (1981) 0:60 (UK)

Tetley - Perforations - (1981) 0:30 (UK)

Shield - shower stripes - (1981) 0:10 (UK)

Odor Eaters - here boy - (1980) :30 (UK)

Oxo - Chicken or cube? - (1980) :20 (UK)

BT - Phone instead - (1980) :30 (UK) Alpen - cheaper? - (1980) :30 (UK)

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dabitch's picture

Re: Everything old is new again: back to the eighties!

....so, uh, should I keep posting old ads or was it all a big yawn for y'all? ;)

alex's picture

Great stuff! Haven't had

Great stuff! Haven't had time to watch them, but just looking at the titles made me realise how many of those bastards are ingrained in my DNA. Must have watched too much TV in the 80s.

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