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Famous Advertising Campaigns

By Tim Oestreich | Thu, 9 Nov 2006

Sometimes is is fun to take a stroll down memory lane. Here is a list of famous advertising campaign slogans from the past that have sold countless billions of dollars worth of products and services.  Some of them may take you back.  Read and enjoy. 

Plop plop, fizz fizz, oh what a relief it is.
I can't believe I ate the whole thing.

Allstate Insurance:
You're in good hands with Allstate.

American Express Credit Card:
Don't leave home without it.

American Safety Council:

There are a million and one excuses for not wearing a safety belt. Some are real killers.

American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T):
Reach out and touch someone.
Let your fingers do the walking. (Advertising yellow pages)

See America at see level.

Avis Car Rental:
We try harder.

Bolla Wines:
Wine is a little like love; when the right one comes along, you know it.

Brim Decaffinated Coffee:
Fill it to the rim with Brim.

Burger King:
Have it your way.

Calvin Klein Jeans:
Nothing comes between me and my Calvins.

Charmin Toilet Tissue:
Please don't squeeze the Charmin.

See the USA in the Chevrolet.

Clairol Hair Color:

Does she...or doesn't she?
Hair color so natural only her hairdresser knows for sure.
If I've only one life, let me live it as a blonde!

The pause that refreshes.
It's the real thing.
Have a Coke and a smile.

Doublemint Gum:
Double your pleasure. Double your fun.

Better things for better living through chemistry.

Federal Express:
When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight.
When there's no tomorrow.



There's a Ford in your Future.
Ford has a better idea.
Quality is Job 1.

General Electric
Progress is our most important product.
GE....We bring good things to life.


It sits as lightly on a heavy meal as it does on your conscience.

Jockey Underwear:

The best seat in the house.

Kentucky Fried Chicken:

Buy a bucket of chicken and have a barrel of fun.
We do chicken right.

Moms depend on Kool-Aid like kids depend on Moms.

Lipton Tea:
Lipton's gets into more hot water than anything.

Lord West Formal Wear:

A woman's most important accessory....her escort.

I dreamed I stopped traffic in my Maidenform bra.

The milk chocolate melts in your mouth....not in your hand.

Maytag Appliances:
Our repairmen are the loneliest guys in town.

You deserve a break today.

Metropolitan Life Insurance:

A child is someone who passes through your life and then disappears into an adult.

National Council on the Handicapped:

A curb is a wall to a handicapped person.

New York City Opera:
Come to the opera for a song. (Advertising subscription tickets)

New York Times:
All the news that's fit to print.

9-Lives Cat Food:
Hmph! Din-din. I'll eat when I'm ready. (Voice of Morris the Cat)
The cat who doesn't act finicky soon loses control of his owner.

Paramount Pictures:
The Eyes and Ears of the World.

Pepperidge Farm:
It's like ice cream that's gone to heaven. (Advertising parfait cake)
Pepperidge Farm remembers.


Nothin' says lovin' like somethin' from the oven.

Ralston Purina:
All you add is love (Advertising Dog Chow)
Don't treat your puppy like a dog. (Advertising Puppy Chow)

Red Cross:
The greatest tragedy is indifference.

Reebok Athletic Shoes:
Because life is not a spectator sport.

How do you spell relief? R-O-L-A-I-D-S.

At 60 miles an hour the loudest noise in the new Rolls-Royce comes from the electric clock.

Scandinavian Lines Cruises:
HMS Scandinavia; she's oceans of fun.

Schaefer Beer:
Schaefer is the one beer to have when you're having more than one.

Dryest gin in town. Ask any Martini.

Squibb Pharmaceuticals:
Adam and Eve ate the first vitamins, including the package.
(Advocating balanced diet rather than reliance on vitamin pills.)

Steinway Pianos:
You'll rarely attend a concert that's not attended by Steinway.
The instrument of the immortals.

Tareyton Cigarettes:
I'd rather fight than switch.

You can trust your car to the man who wears the star.

Trival Pursuit Board Games:
Every American is entitled to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Trivia.

United Air Lines:
Fly the friendly skies of United.

United Negro College Fund:
A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

United States Army:
Be all that you can be.

Virginia Slims Cigarettes:
You've come a long way, baby.

Wall Street Journal:
The daily diary of the American dream.

Waterford Glass:

Born in fire, blown by mouth and cut by hand with heart.
Even when a piece of Waterford is dated, it's timeless.

Where's the beef?

Winston Cigarettes:
Winston tastes good like a cigarette should.

Wisk Laundry Detergent:
Ring around the collar.

Yardley Lavender Soap:
The soap that's kept women in hot water for 200 years....and they've loved every minute.


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