TV adverts may not be as well-watched as they were in their 1980s heyday, especially with the influx of paid services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, the use of TiVo-enhanced boxes to record the TV you want to watch, and generally shorter attention spans brought on by the internet era. That’s not to say that it’s an issue, though – if anything, it’s just making advertisers adapt and improve their game.
Numerous adverts in years gone by did a lot to capture hearts and minds of generations to come. The thing is, a lot of popular adverts are remembered for their content, and not for the brands that put them out there in the first place. Obviously, this is missing quite the trick!
Yes, there’ll always be talk of the Smash robots or the Guinness surfing or the Honda Rube Goldberg-esque machine… but can you name the brands that put out these classic clips in years gone by? We’ve provided the answers for you at the bottom, so you can relive them for yourself. Without further ado, what are the following eight stills advertising?