Thursday, June 23, 2011

Today's Trivia – Advertising Slogans (Part 1)

Some advertising slogans are (or were) so well-known that as soon as you hear them, you know immediately what company or organization they belong to. Below is a list of some familiar slogans. How many do you recognize? How many do you remember? How many do you find yourself sometimes repeating?

(Note: I have accumulated a lengthy list, so I’ve decided to feature them in four separate posts. Also, you will notice that they’re pretty much in alphabetical order. This is because I ran them through Excel to eliminate duplicates. Not that you really care; I just thought I’d mention it.)


Let’s get started...

“1,000 songs in your pocket” (Apple iPod)

“57 varieties” (H. J. Heinz Company)

“7-Up. The difference is clear” (Seven-Up)

“A day without orange juice is like a day without sunshine” (Florida Citrus Commission)

“A diamond is forever” (De Beers Consolidated Mines)

“A glass and a half in every half pound” (Cadbury's Dairy Milk Chocolate)

“A little dab'll do ya” (Brylcream)

“A Mars a day helps you work, rest and play” (Mars Bar)

“A Milky Way today. At work, rest and play!” (Milky Way)

“A mind is a terrible thing to waste” (United Negro College Fund)

“A totally orgasmic experience” (Clairol Herbal Essences)

“A-1 makes hamburgers taste like steak burgers” (A-1 Steak Sauce)

“Ace Hardware Stores is the place for the helpful hardware man” (Ace Hardware Stores)

“Acquire, manage and listen” (Apple Computer)

“After Dark” (Tia Maria)

“All the news that's fit to print” (New York Times)

“All the taste, 1/3 of the calories” (Pepsi Max)

“All you add is love” (Ralston Purina)

“Always Coca Cola” (Coca Cola)

“Always low prices. Always.” (Wal-Mart)

“America's freedom fabric” (Visa)

“An army of one” (United States Army)

“Aren't you glad you use Dial soap? Don't you wish everybody did?” (Dial Soap)

“Ask For More” (Pepsi)

“At sixty miles an hour the loudest noise in the new Rolls Royce comes from the electric clock” (Rolls Royce)

“Award yourself the CDM” (Cadbury's dairy Milk Chocolate)

“Be all that you can be” (United States Army)

“Be the best” (British Army)

“Beanz Meanz Heinz” (Heinz Baked Beans)

“Because life's complicated enough” (Abbey National)

"Because you’re worth it" (L'Oreal)

“Before you make up your mind, open it” (Irish Independent Newspaper)

“Betcha can't eat just one” (Lay's Potato Chips)
“Better things for better living through chemistry” (Du Pont)

“Between love and madness lies Obsession” (Calvin Klein)

“Bloody Volvo driver” (Volvo)

“Born in fire, blown by mouth and cut by hand with heart” (Waterford Glass)

“Born to perform” (Jaguar)

“Break out of the ordinary” (Butterfinger)

“Break through” (Cadillac)

“Breakfast of champions” (Wheaties)

“Bring out the Hellman's Mayonnaise and bring out the best” (Hellman's Mayonnaise)

“Burger King - the home of the whooper” (Burger King)

“Calgon take me away” (Calgon)

“Camels soothe your t-zone” (Camel cigarettes)

“Can't get enough of that Sugar Crisp” (Sugar Crisp)

“Castrol liquid engineering” (Castrol Motor Oil)

“Celebrate the Moments of Your Life” (General Foods International Coffees)

“Cleanliness is next to Godliness” (Pears' Soap)

“Coffee at its best” (Nescafe Gold Blend)

“Coke is it” (Coca Cola)

“Come alive! You're in the Pepsi generation.” (Pepsi Cola)

“Come to Marlboro country” (Marlboro Cigarettes)

“Come to where the flavor is” (Marlboro Cigarettes)

“Connecting People” (Nokia)

“Consider IT Done” (Syntel)

“Covers The Earth” (Sherwin Williams Paint)

“CTV. Canadian Television” (CTV)

“Designed for living. Engineered to last.” (Ford)

“Diamonds are Forever.” (DeBeers)

“Do you eat the red ones last?” (Smarties)

“Do you have the bunny inside?” (Energizer Max)

“Do you love anyone enough to give them your last Rolo” (Rolo)

“Do you...Yahoo!?” (Yahoo)

“Does she or doesn't she? ...Only her hairdresser knows for sure” (Clairol hair colour)

“Doing what we do best” (American Airlines)

“Don't be vague. Ask for Haig.” (Haig Scotch Whisky)

“Don't dream it. Drive it!” (Jaguar)

“Don't just book it. Thomas Cook it.” (Thomas Cook)

“Don't leave home without it” (American Express)

“Don't treat your puppy like a dog.” (Ralston Purina)

“Double your pleasure. Double your fun.” (Doublemint gum)

“Drivers wanted” (Volkswagen)

“Easy as Dell” (Dell)

“e-business solutions” (IBM)

“Ello, Tosh, Got a Toshiba?” (Toshiba)

“Empowering the Internet Generation” (Cisco)

“Every kiss begins with Kay” (Kay Jewelers)

“Every Pepsi refreshes the world” (Pepsi Cola)

“Everything is easier on a Mac” (Apple Computer)

“Eye it - Try it - Buy it!” (Chevrolet)

“Fair and balanced” (FOX News)

“Fifteen minutes could save you 15% or more” (Geico)

“Fill it to the rim with Brim decaffinated coffee” (Brim decaffinated coffee)

“Finger lickin' good” (Kentucky Fried Chicken)

“Fly the American way” (American Airlines)

“Fly the friendly skies” (United Airlines)

“Game on. And on. And on.” (Apple iPod Touch)

“Get N or get out” (Nintendo 64)

“Get out there” (Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines)

“Gillette – the best a man can get” (Gillette)

“Give a hoot, don't pollute” (United States Forest Service)

And finally, below is a Smarties candy commercial that ran in the 80s. It’s a Canadian version, so I ask if any of my Canuck readers remember it. It’s about whether or not you eat the red Smarties last...


  1. Hee, hee - I had forgotten about the clairol "totally orgasmic" line! WebDebris only played the G-rated versions yesterday! My husband still uses Brylcreem.

    As for Smarties - I hate the red ones and filter them out (I swear they are bitter) and either give them to the nearst person or throw them away.

  2. I certainly remember Smarties' "do you eat the red ones last" song and campaign, but I don't recall seeing that particular ad.

  3. I stopped watching "TV" for the most part several years ago. (I do watch some of the sci-fi series that come around but DVD rental for the win!) So several of the old ones I recognize and most of the newer ones I don't. I also now have several ideas for future posts! (lol)

  4. Jane, I'd forgotten about the 'totally orgasmic' line, too. That really made me laugh.


    Debra, what's funny is that I remember the last part of that commercial but not the first one. I wonder if this is an extended version.


    You and me both, WebDebris. I stopped watching TV over a decade ago. We watch whatever we take or whatever we have on hand on DVD. And if it's something taped, we skip through the commercials. I really don't know what's going on anymore in television, especially commercials.