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20 Sentimental Ad Campaigns

From Retro Action Hero Ads to Nostalgic Hat Commercials

— July 5, 2013 — Marketing
There are several techniques used by marketers to connect with viewers through their ads, and these sentimental ad campaigns are utilizing a more emotional and nostalgic approach to capture the interest of viewers.

With the amount of street advertisements and commercials that people see every day, making an impression on a random passerby is not an easy task. These sentimental ad campaigns however, are utilizing themes and concepts that will make viewers nostalgic of things back in the day; from old school hairstyles to retro cartoon characters, these sentimental themes will definitely make viewers remember what it was like to experience these concepts themselves.

From nostalgic sports commercials to low-res recreation campaigns, these sentimental ad techniques are allowing consumers to reminisce in themes and references from the past.
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Nostalgic Hat Commercials
Nostalgic Hat Commercials
New Era’s ‘First Changes Everything’ Ad Blends Culture
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Nostalgic Aspirational Beer Ads
Nostalgic Aspirational Beer Ads
This Guinness Commercial Questions Our Limitations in Life
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Nostalgic Sports Commercials
Nostalgic Sports Commercials
The 'Kids 2012' Olympics Ad is Revving Up for the Games' First Day
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Searching Senior Ads
Searching Senior Ads
The Hotwheel Vintage Collection Campaign is Adorably Nostalgic
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Sentimental Call-In Charity Ads
Sentimental Call-In Charity Ads
The 'Missing People' Phone Campaign is Clever and Sneaky
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Nostalgic Gamer Ads
Nostalgic Gamer Ads
The Chevy Cruze Pac-Man Commercial is Perfect for Gamer Gearheads
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Romantic Snowman Ads
Romantic Snowman Ads
‘The Journey’ by John Lewis is Adorably Enduring
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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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Sweet Advertising Retrospectives
Sweet Advertising Retrospectives
Cadbury Opens Delicious Attraction Featuring Past Campaigns
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Cartoon Popping Campaigns
Cartoon Popping Campaigns
The LG 3D TV Ads Appeal to Children and the Young-at-Heart
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Planetary Building Block Ads
Planetary Building Block Ads
This LEGO Mars Ad by Grey Paris Showcases the Capacity of These Toys
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Illustrated Crayon Ads
Illustrated Crayon Ads
The Caran D’Ache Campaign is an Artistic and Nostalgic Mosaic
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Celebrity Mother’s Day Campaigns
Celebrity Mother’s Day Campaigns
Georgia May Jagger and Jerry Hall Star in This Festive Camp
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Comic-Inspired Zit Ads
Comic-Inspired Zit Ads
The Clearasil Tough on Pimples Campaign is Youthful and Nostalgic
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Adorable Heartache Ads
Adorable Heartache Ads
The Bonjela Teething Gel Campaign Focuses on Childhood Woes
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Signature Celeb Style Ads
Signature Celeb Style Ads
The GQ Teaching Men to Style Campaign Encourages Better Fashion Sense
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Punny Father's Day Beer Ads
Punny Father's Day Beer Ads
The Heineken 'Legendary Dad Jokes' Campaign Showcases Cheesy Jokes
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Low-Res Recreation Campaigns
Low-Res Recreation Campaigns
These Pixelated Atari Ads Remind Gamers of the Company's Roots
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Cardboard Children
Cardboard Children
Sneaky Cut-Outs Trick Road Warriors into Safe Driving
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