List of the best TV ads,
commercial jingles and slogans

          Posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2009

"Fly the friendly skies" — United Airlines (Leo Burnett)

"Where's the beef?" — Wendy's (Cliff Freeman, Dancer Fitzgerald Sample)

"We bring good things to life" — GE (Phil Dusenberry, DDBO)

"Don't leave home without it" — American Express Card (Bruce Silverman, Ogilvy & Mather)

"Be All You Can Be" — U.S. Army (Earl Carter, N.W. Ayer)

"Just do it" — Nike (Dan Wieden)

"Must-see TV" — NBC (Vince Manze)

"Breakfast of champions" — Wheaties (Knox Reeves, Blackett-Sample-Gummert)

"Trust the Midas touch" — Midas (Wells, Rich, Greene)

"I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)"; "Have a Coke and a smile" — Coca-Cola (McCann Erickson, Billy Davis music)

"We try harder" — Avis (Paula Green, DDB)

"You're in good hands with Allstate" — Allstate (Leo Burnett; Ed Reimers, voice)

"You deserve a break today" — McDonald's (Keith Reinhard, Needham Harper)

"When you care enough to send the very best" — Hallmark (Foote, Cone & Belding)

"Sometimes you feel like a nut — sometimes you don't" — Mounds, Almond Joy (Cliff Freeman and Fred Massin, Dancer Fitzgerald Sample)

"They're grrrrrrrrrreat!" — Frosted Flakes (John E. Matthews, Leo Burnett)

"Got Milk?" — California Milk Processor Board (Goodby, Silverstein & Partners)

"It takes a licking and keeps on ticking" — Timex

"Aren't you glad you use Dial?" — Dial soap (FCB)

"Just for the taste of it" — Diet Coke

"Raise your hand if you're Sure" — Sure (Wells, Rich, Greene)

"Calgon, take me away!" — Calgon (Ketchum)

"When it absolutely, positively, has to be there overnight" — Federal Express (Joe Sedelmaier, Ally & Gargano)

"We will sell no wine before its time" — Paul Masson (DDB)

"Nothing runs like a Deere" — John Deere (Bob Wright, Gardner Agency)

"Something special in the air" — American Airlines (Bruce Silverman)

"Let your fingers do the walking" — Yellow Pages (Geers Gross)

"Have it your way" — Burger King (BBDO)

"Reach out and touch someone" — AT&T (Marshall McLuhan, developed by Ken D'Ambrosio, N.W. Ayer)

"It's everywhere you want to be" — Visa (Phil Dusenberry, DDBO)

"Plop, plop, fizz, fizz" — Alka Seltzer (Wells, Rich, Greene)

"Betcha can't eat just one" — Lay's (BBDO)

"Think small" — Volkswagen (Helmut Krone, DDB)

"The best a man can get" — Gillette (Michael Scheback, BBDO)

"Pizza! Pizza!" — Little Caesars (Cliff Freeman)

"When you got it, flaunt it" — Braniff (George Lois, Lois Pitts Gershon Pon)

"Not made in Nooo Yawk Ciddy" — Pace Picante (Bruce Silverman)

"It's not nice to fool Mother Nature" — Chiffon (Cunningham & Walsh)

"Please don't squeeze the Charmin" — Charmin (Benton & Bowles, John Chervokas or Norman Schaut, disputed)

"Still going ... nothing outlasts the Energizer ... they keep going and going and going ..." — Energizer (Chiat/Day)

"The ultimate driving machine" — BMW (Martin Puris, Ammirati & Puris)

"Like a rock" — Chevrolet (Bob Seger music)

"Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman" — Secret (Carol H. Williams, Leo Burnett)

"You can pay me now, or pay me later" — Fram

"At Ford, quality is Job 1" — Ford (Wells, Rich, Greene)

"The choice of a new generation" — Pepsi

"You got the right one baby, uh huh" — Diet Pepsi

"Melts in your mouth, not in your hand" — M&Ms (Rosser Reeves, Ted Bates & Co.)

"I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV" — Sanka, starring Robert Young

"Because so much is riding on your tires" — Michelin (DDB)

"You never get a second chance to make a first impression" — Head & Shoulders

"Finger lickin' good" — Kentucky Fried Chicken (Ogilvy & Mather)

"We do chicken right" — KFC

"Fixodent, and forget it" — Fixodent

"The Uncola" — 7 Up (J Walter Thompson)

"With a name like Smuckers, it has to be good" — Smuckers

"Inexpensive, and built to stay that way" — Subaru

"Friends don't let friends drive drunk" — U.S. NHTSA (DDB)

"The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup" — Folgers

"Definitely Doritos" — Doritos

"A Certs Encounter" — Certs

"The beer that made Milwaukee famous" — Schlitz (Claude C. Hopkins, Lord and Thomas)

"We want to help you do things right!" — Stanley

"The quicker picker-upper" — Bounty (Dancer Fitzgerald Sample)

"I don't want to grow up, I'm a Toys R Us kid" — Toys R Us

"Trix are for kids" — Trix (Joe Harris)

"Fly Me" — National Airlines (William Free Associates)

"Tastes as great as its name" — Old Milwaukee

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