Ad Access - The Ad Access Project, funded by
the Duke Endowment "Library 2000" Fund, presents images and database
information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian
newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad Access concentrates on
five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and
Hygiene, and World War II.
Age - Online website based on the print
journal that surveys the advertising industry.
Ad Busters - Promotes information
unflattering to the advertising industry including spoofs, campaigns
against ads, un-commercials and an online magazine.
Ad Critic - Website
that provides access to current TV commercials and mechanisms to critique
just how good they really are. Here is where you will find practically any
ad you have seen on TV. Includes a viewable archives of the Top 100
This internationally acclaimed 'advertainment'
show celebrate dover 350 of the finest, most amazing, artistic and
creative TV & cinema advertising films from around the world!
Flip - The world's largest archives of classic print ads. The
database can be searched by year, brand and product type.
AdSlogans Unlimited - This commercials service creates ad slogans for interested businesses. It also
features a database (Hall of Fame) of the top ad slogans from the past
century and a Directory
of links to other advertising sites offering historical information.
Advertisement Avenue - Great collection of TV ads in video format. You can search for
commercials under such categories as By Company, By Product, By Category,
and By Event. The web site also has a section featuring Celebrities and
popular TV characters in TV Ads. See alsoSplendad
Advertising Education Foundation - The AEF provides
educational content to enrich the understanding of advertising and to
expand and elevate the advertising discourse on-campus, in our
society. and in the industry.
- This organization provides the international advertising and design industry with the world’s
best-judged creative competition in the areas of TV, Print, Outdoor,
Radio, Integrated Media, Innovative Media, Design, Internet, and Student
work -- and in so doing, to honor advertising and design excellence
worldwide (sometimes referred to as "the Academy Awards of Advertising).
Coca Cola Television Advertisements - The Motion Picture Archives of the
Library of Congress presents Fifty years of Coca-Cola advertisements. The
highlights consist of a variety of television advertisements,
never-broadcast outtakes, and experimental footage reflecting the
historical development of television advertising for a major commercial
product. Featured advertisements include the 1971 "Hilltop"
commercial with an international group of young people on an Italian
hilltop singing "I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke"; the "Mean
Joe Greene" commercial from 1979; the first "Polar
Bear" commercial from 1993; the "Snowflake"
commercial from 1999; and "First
Experience," an international commercial filmed in Morocco in 1999.
Closet, The - The world's largest collection of gay advertising.
All the TV commercials in the archive are classified by
"Gayness" into one of four areas: Positive, Negative, Neutral
and Gay Vague. One of the archive ads includes football superstar
quarterback Joe Namath in the now infamous 1974 Hanes' Beautymist
commercial where he wore panty hose.
CreatAbiliTOYS! - Online since May 20th, 1996, the site
has more than 650 images of advertising dolls and artifacts (Jolly Green
Giant, Tony the Tiger, California Raisins, etc). In addition, there are
nearly 700 individual documents within the site. Visitors can either take
a leisurely browse through the museum, visiting each wall of exhibits as
if in the real Museum, or the option of quickly locating a toy using an
online search engine is available. The Toy Index search engine helps you
find any of the hundreds of advertising artifacts item in the database.
DeeTs 70s Page - Nice collection of sound recordings from many classic 1970's TV ads.
Music from TV Commercials - Archives goes back to 1996. Provides the name of the company,
artist/composer, name of Spot and links to Amazon.com which gives "Listen
to Music samples. See alsoSounds Familiar
Museum of Broadcast Communications - One of only two broadcast museums in
America, the MBC opened to the public on June 13, 1987, after
five years of development, led by Chicago broadcaster Bruce
DuMont. It is located in the Chicago
Cultural Center on Michigan Avenue at Washington Street since
the summer of 1992. Their extensive public archives collection
houses more than 70,000 radio and television programs and
commercials. Called a "truly a world-class institution" by
Leonard Maltin of Entertainment Tonight, the MBC offers
state-of-the-art studios, spacious screening suites, special
galleries and the museum's own gift shop. In 2004 the museum
located to a new building at State and Kinzie in Chicago's
New Product Showcase &
Learning Center Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, this
organization houses a collection of over 70,000 new and once-new products.
(food, beverage, household and personal care products) that have been
introduced in the last 30 years. Their experienced
team uses this unique resource to make new product development faster,
more efficient, and more productive.
UCLA Film &
Television Archive - A unique resource for media study, the Archive
constitutes one of the largest collections of media materials in the
United States - second only to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
- and the largest of any university in the world. Its vaults hold more
than 220,000 motion picture and television titles and 27 million feet of
newsreel footage. The combined collections represent an all-encompassing
documentation of the 20th century. Check out the
Television Commercials page for a summary of their TV commercials
collection and see the fee-based site VMS Advertising Library, the world's most comprehensive Media Information Source for the largest
advertising library in the world (over 1 million TV, radio, print and internet ads).
TV ADS - This organization has been collecting and cataloguing
American television commercials since 1975. Their library boasts
over one million commercials in every category imaginable.