I was driving in my car, listening to the ‘90s Pop station on Pandora when suddenly I heard a familiar voice yell, “EVERYBODY DANCE NOW,” followed by the catchy beat of C + C Music Factory’s masterpiece, ‘Gonna Make You Sweat.’ In that instant, I was no longer a...

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By: Daniel Sweeney On: December 13, 2012 In: Advertising & Marketing Comments: 0

Before the age of smartphones and iPads, predating even the old-school iPod, there was the original hand-held tech that distracted an entire generation of tweens and teens – the Nintendo Game Boy.

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By: Daniel Sweeney On: November 29, 2012 In: Advertising & Marketing Comments: 0

Growing up an archetypal husky youth in the 90s, there were only a handful of items that could help me compensate for my lack of savoir-faire in kickball and capture the flag. In 1993, a pair of BK Ratch Techs was the lifesaver I needed as I floundered in...

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By: Daniel Sweeney On: November 20, 2012 In: Advertising & Marketing Comments: 0

This impressive spot comes to us courtesy of Chef Boyardee. In line with the common 90s trope, we have the disheveled teen as our hero and the overbearing authority figure as our antagonist.

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By: Daniel Sweeney On: November 09, 2012 In: Advertising & Marketing Comments: 0

A second grade art project or a horrible amalgamation created by a partnership between Dr. Moreau and Little Caesar? Actually, the humanoid in the photo above is part of a 90s ad campaign. *Scratches ‘humanoid’ off list of words to use in blog*

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By: Daniel Sweeney On: November 01, 2012 In: Advertising & Marketing Comments: 0

The brainchild of Dutch brothers Michael and Pierre van Melle, Mentos have been making mouths fresh since 1948.  But when the Brothers van Melle began advertising their delicious, chewy mints on television in 1976, it’s unlikely they knew what kind of profound impact their commercials would have on the...

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