Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Coca Cola Turns 125th this month......





Who would have thought when the soft drink was first sold at a pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia in 1886 for 5 cents a glass that it would literally go on to take over the world for a century and a quarter so far? Makes you wonder what John Pemberton thought about the mixture back then.

For more details there is their WIKIPEDIA PAGE and for some info on their 125th celebratiions go HERE

Few products have stood the test of time in some many countries as Coca Cola.

Here at the jetsam, we cannot let this milestone be ignored. In the collection are various Coca Cola Jingles and commericals, from the mid 80s through to the 90s.In an exhibit in the early days of the blog we had some examples of the "New Coke" advertising in 1985 and the backlash that resulted in creating "coke classic". That page is HERE for your reference. The "New Coke" was eventually considered a failure, and disappeared at least here in canada, and "Coke Classic" eventually, once again, became "Coke".

But here, are some lesser known jingles and advertisting from the late 1980s, primarily from Canada, as...well, I am in Canada. I have also included though a US based 60 sec jingle that Whitney Houston (when she still cared about her career) sang for Coke in 1988 sourced off a network radio show program LP's. I'll let the titles and audio speak for themselves from this point.

Happy Birthday Coca Cola.




From March 1985,
Produced by Mccann Erickson Ltd.
:30 sec Full Sing "MOR-Piano" # 84-82-30




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From May 1986,
Produced by SSC&B Lintas Advertising
From Mccann Tape # 12746
:60 sec Full Sing "Red White and You" # CCL-86-394-60




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From May 1988,
Produced by Mccann Erickson
From Mccann Tape # 12909
:30 sec Full Sing "Real Thing-Canadian Version" # 88-78-30



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From May 1988,
Produced by Mccann Erickson
From Mccann Tape # 12916
:30 sec Full Sing "Official Soft Drink Of Summer" # 88-113-30



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From April 1993
Produced by Mccann Erickson
From Mccann Tape # 12916
:60 sec "Bottle Rap" # CCL-93-159-60



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From January 1988 (approximately)
:60 sec full sing Diet Coke-Whitney Houston-US Radio Spot



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