If you feel like drinking some Coca-Cola after watching 'Stranger Things,' product placement has done its job.
How an Ohio-made kitchen knife was reimagined as a piece of Japanese steel—one endorsed by Lorena Bobbitt, in a manner of speaking.
It’s 1995, and Guy Bommarito has just bungled an ad campaign so badly that he’s begging Chili’s not to fire him. They give him one last shot.
Having your engine burst into flames after driving off the car lot is a sour experience. But where did the 'lemon' association come from?
To some, Grimace is a dimwitted creature hailing from McDonaldland. To others, he looks like a ruptured scrotum. A McDonald's manager may have finally revealed what he really is.
In the 1970s and 1980s, television was full of commercials featuring unsuspecting consumers discovering their preferred brand of peanut butter or coffee was hot garbage.
The number of complaints to the FCC about excessively loud commercials is up 140 percent. In a lot of cases, there's not much they can do about it.
Explore TASCHEN's new book 'Toys. 100 Years of All-American Toy Ads' by Jim Heimann and Steven Heller.
Movie previews can reveal big plot points or moments that can spoil everything. So why do studios do it?
From insurance to cereal, these products were advertised with famous commercial jingles that are still stuck in our heads years later.
The fast-casual restaurant chain has crafted a gluten-free mitten as part of its coffee subscription promotion. Knead we say more?
In the 1980s, 83-year-old Clara Peller became a star after uttering her famous "Where's the beef?" line for Wendy's. But her decision to peddle spaghetti sauce ground that relationship to a halt.
Anyone running for federal office is required to endorse their own television ads. While it's supposed to make their political statements more honest, it might be having the opposite effect.
A Burger King ad spot, which features child yodeler Mason Ramsey insisting cow farts are responsible for methane emissions, has been criticized for taking a flippant approach to global warming.
The two-sport athlete slammed home runs in baseball and rushed for 950 yards in football, but it was an endorsement deal with Nike that made Bo Jackson a household name.
The kid's meal is over 40 years old, but not even McDonald's is exactly sure who came up with the idea of packaging fast food in a cardboard box with a toy inside.
The onetime leader of the Soviet Union made an unlikely appearance in an expensive commercial shot on location in Moscow. But Gorbachev had one condition: He wouldn't actually eat any pizza.
Dick Wilson, the star of more than 500 Charmin toilet paper commercials, became one of the most recognizable faces in the country.
Bearded pitchman Billy Mays used skills honed on the Atlantic City Boardwalk to convince a nation it needed OxiClean in every kitchen.
Dr Pepper tried to drum up publicity by promising a free bottle to everyone in America if Guns N' Roses came out with their long-delayed 'Chinese Democracy' album in 2008. No one expected the band to do it. When they did, Dr Pepper suddenly had to make go
For those who like to punish their mucus membranes, this single tortilla chip is made from the Carolina Reaper Pepper. It's as bad as it sounds.
The popular '80s spots depicted people who couldn't believe they were drinking Folgers instant coffee. Should we?