Spuds MacKenzie 1980’s Magazine Ad

This famous 1980’s campaign featured a “cool dog” named Spuds MacKenzie.

It was the idea of a 23 year old art director named Jon Moore working at the Needham, Harper, and Steers Advertising Agency.

Spuds MacKenzie first appeared in a Super Bowl XXI ad in 1987.

While the advertising campaign was a huge hit, by 1989 Budweiser retired the campaign as too many organizations claimed the dog was trying to advertise alcohol to children.

Fun fact: The dog was a female bull terrier named Evie and lived in Woodstock, Illinois.

Hot Dr Pepper Drink ☕️

In 1969 Dr. Pepper ran an advertising campaign to show people you could also drink Dr. Pepper as a hot beverage.

This is reminiscent of when Campbell’s Soup dried to …

1969 McDonald’s BigMac launched ad

In 1969 this was how the famous McDonald’s BigMac was launched. I love the simplicity of this ad, and how it relies on a strong headline and simple picture to …