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51 Retro Ad Campaigns

From Retro Action Hero Ads to 8-Bit Nostalgia Commercials

— August 14, 2013 — Marketing
Connecting with viewers on an emotional level is a creative way for marketers to draw in new audiences, and these retro ad campaigns are utilizing nostalgic references from the past as a technique to visually engage viewers.

There's something about retro designs and old school references that mainstream audiences find very alluring. Whether these ads attract audiences who can relate to these references or who simply admire the way things used to be back in the day, these campaigns are serving to showcase these retro designs to a whole new generation of people. From print ads that are made to resemble vintage comic book strips to campaigns that pay tribute to old school action heroes, these retro ad campaigns will definitely capture a person's attention with its use of nostalgic references.
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Fake Retro Soda Ads
Fake Retro Soda Ads
This 1980s Retro Video for Ibizious Energy Drink Breaks Norms of Advertising
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Neon Browser Sign Campaigns
Neon Browser Sign Campaigns
Advertisements for Sulamérica Paradiso Retrofy Browser Logos
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Mama's Boy Gambling Ads
Mama's Boy Gambling Ads
The New York Lottery Mother's Day Campaign is Hilariously Retro and Geeky
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46
Classic Comic Reincarnations
Classic Comic Reincarnations
The Tintin Video Game Trailer Re-Invents the Vintage Cartoon
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70s-Mocking Tech Commercials
70s-Mocking Tech Commercials
Microsoft's 'Don't Get Stuck in the IT Past' is Retro
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Retro-Rendered Car Commercials
Retro-Rendered Car Commercials
The Wes Anderson Hyundai Commercial is Artistic and Endearing
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Retrofied Pick-Up Ads
Retrofied Pick-Up Ads
The Gif Me More Commercial for MTV Mobile Uses the Bitmap Format
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Retro Automotive Mini-Series
Retro Automotive Mini-Series
‘Macgyver and the New Citan’ Brings the Inventive Agent B
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Melting Retro Phone Ads
Melting Retro Phone Ads
The Citoren DS3 Wants to Kill the Love of Retro
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40
8-Bit Nostalgia Commercials
8-Bit Nostalgia Commercials
Fox Retro Aims for a Classic Appeal
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Retro Action Hero Ads
Retro Action Hero Ads
The Sky TV Jones! Channel Campaign Features Nostalgic Macho Actors
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Mother's Day Gambling Ads
Mother's Day Gambling Ads
The New York Lottery Moms Favorite Campaign is a Scratch Card Win
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Retro Cityscape Campaigns
Retro Cityscape Campaigns
Daisy Lowe Stars in these Sophisticated Lancaster Fall 2013 Ads
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Retro Fashion Films
Retro Fashion Films
Writer's Block by Gia Coppola for DVF Hearts Current/Elliot is 60s-Inspired
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Worldly Retro Prints
Worldly Retro Prints
The Raj Syrov Cheese Shop Ad Campaign Understands Different Cultures
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Retro Social Media Promos
Retro Social Media Promos
This Linkedin and Fedex Promo is Comically Redolent of the 80s
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Retro Sight Gag Ads
Retro Sight Gag Ads
Rhett & Link Film a Hilarious Spot for Dr. Kelley's Plastic Surgery
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Carbonated Insult Ads
Carbonated Insult Ads
The 'Small Bubbles' Campaign Softens Negativity with Carbonation
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Coin-Made Character Ads
Coin-Made Character Ads
The Rusty Quarters Retro Arcade & Museum Campaign is Creatively Clever
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Retro Gagdet Apartment Ads
Retro Gagdet Apartment Ads
The Wes Anderson & Stella Artois Commercial is Filled with Style
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Monstrous Mom Ads
Monstrous Mom Ads
The Parents Empowered Campaign is Inspired by Retro Horror Movie Posters
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Classic Newspaper Advertisements
Classic Newspaper Advertisements
The 1960s Sunday Times Ads Are Vintage and Lively
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Corrected Comic Strip Ads
Corrected Comic Strip Ads
The Paper Mate Liquid Paper Campaign Corrects Written Blunders
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Silent Film Lookbooks
Silent Film Lookbooks
The Americana Manhasset 'Speechless' Catalog Stars a Retro Karlie Kloss
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Avant-Garde Escarpment Ads
Avant-Garde Escarpment Ads
The Fabio Bartz Campaign References a Theme of Retro Futurism
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Retro Rap Burger Promos
Retro Rap Burger Promos
Burger King's SpongeBob SquarePants Kids' Meal Ad
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Tastily Tantalizing Bike Ads
Tastily Tantalizing Bike Ads
Retro Vixens Pose with Delicious Sweets for Lekker Bicycles
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Worldly Wi-Fi Campaigns
Worldly Wi-Fi Campaigns
The AmtrakConnect Ads Advertise Internet While Traveling
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Vibrantly Retro Fashion Ads
Vibrantly Retro Fashion Ads
The Balmain Fall 2013 Campaign Stars an Eclectic Cast
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Retro Gum Ads
Retro Gum Ads
The Gorila Bubble Gum Vintage Edition Campaign is Nostalgically Nerdy
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Chewy Lollipop Ads
Chewy Lollipop Ads
The Chupa Chups Now with Gum Campaign is Simple and Retro
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Aged Cartoon Character Ads
Aged Cartoon Character Ads
The Tounsia TV Campaign Shows That This Network Defies Time
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Vintage Pop Can Ads
Vintage Pop Can Ads
Pepsi and Mountain Dew Bring Back Old Designs and Ingredients
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Glam 60s-Inspired Fashion Ads
Glam 60s-Inspired Fashion Ads
The Paule Ka Spring 2013 Campaign Stars Hilary Rhoda
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50s-Inspired Footwear Ads
50s-Inspired Footwear Ads
The Aldo Fall 2013 Campaign Channels the Lead Characters from 'Grease'
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Depressed Retro Device Ads
Depressed Retro Device Ads
McDonald's 'Loose Change' Menu Promotion Has Change-Eating Machines Sad
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Seductive Acid Washed Ads
Seductive Acid Washed Ads
The Versace Jeans Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign Preview is Beach Ready
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Kid-Friendly Retro Ads
Kid-Friendly Retro Ads
The Museum of Childhood Campaign Reads 'Playing is Learning'
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Eclectic Sportswear Ads
Eclectic Sportswear Ads
The Adidas Originals by Jeremy Scott Fall/Winter 2012 Collection is Loud
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30s-Inspired Fashion Ads
30s-Inspired Fashion Ads
The Mabel Magalhaes Spring 2014 Campaign Stars Dovile Virsilaite
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Concerned Retro Cartoon Ads
Concerned Retro Cartoon Ads
James Voon Depicts Distressed Characters for Fictional Food Promo
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Eclectic Collage Campaigns
Eclectic Collage Campaigns
The Prada 'Real Fantasies' Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook is Artful
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Retro Racecar Campaigns (UPDATE)
Retro Racecar Campaigns (UPDATE)
Lana Del Rey for H&M Ads Showcase the Starlet's Vintage Glamour
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Granny-Modeled Sunglasses
Granny-Modeled Sunglasses
The Karen Walker Eyewear Summer 2013 Lookbook is Fit for All Ages
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Retro Rocker Catalogs
Retro Rocker Catalogs
The Rave New World Topshop Lookbook is Party-Ready
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Moustached Photographer Ads
Moustached Photographer Ads
The Le Maison Simons Spring 2012 Campaign Stars Douglas Freidman
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Retro Motel Fashion Ads
Retro Motel Fashion Ads
The Beymen Collection Spring 2013 Campaign Stars Michelle Buswell
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60s Citrus Campaigns
60s Citrus Campaigns
The MAC All About Orange Collection Revives a MOD Inspiration
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Pop Art Knitwear Catalogs
Pop Art Knitwear Catalogs
The Rebel Yuths Lookbook Features Eccentric Eyewear Accents
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