In this weekly Throwback Thursday series, we surface memorable TV advertising spots from days past – ones that made us laugh, inspired us, or sparked an affinity for a brand.
It’s that time of year – holiday parties, cookie swaps, and seemingly unending forecasts of the ominous ‘wintry mix’. It’s also the season of giving and gifting – which means of course, that brands are advertising heavily.
Before Starbucks was even a thought in Seattle, before K-cups and pumpkin spice lattes, there was ground coffee in coffee cans, and there was Folgers. The coffee brand is a classic television advertiser – mention the brand and more than likely, you’ll hear someone breaking out its famous jingle “the best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup.”
In 1986, Folgers released a holiday ad that has now become a classic – ‘Peter Comes Home for Christmas’ aired until 1998, and then was reprised in new versions throughout the 2000’s. Yes, it’s a bit heavy-handed and cheesy, but what ’80s ad wasn’t?
In the spot, Peter does indeed come home for Christmas and wakes up the family with a arresting scent of freshly brewed pot of Folgers coffee. It’s been a perennial favorite of industry folks looking for a good laugh, and yes – that warm fuzzy feeling that a good holiday ad will bring.
And from the clypd team, we hope you have a warm and cozy holiday season!