Olympic Ads: Going for Gold in Commercials

Part of the Mad Men in the Classroom Series

When you think of the Olympics, Brim coffee doesn't come directly to mind.  And Eriq La Salle may have been convincing as a hunky doctor on "ER" but he was less so as a gold medalist who brings Bud drinkers to tears. 

Nevertheless, when the Olympics come along, advertisers are going to try their products to the games.  Some of the results are part of AdViews, the collection of classic television commercials collected online by the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Click below for links to the AdView commercials. You can search all AdViews ads, and there is wonderful material there, here.