The Golden Age of Advertising, Commie Style


Unreal is as big a fan of Mad Men as anybody, but it seems so...capitalist-centric that it's set in New York. What about Don Draper's Communist counterparts, huh? OK, we admit, these thoughts only crossed our minds when we discovered this cache of Hungarian commercials from the 1970s and 80s. It was truly a golden age of advertising.

Doesn't it look like so much fun to be a worker?

What acting!

We have no idea what product is being advertised here, but this ad will haunt our dreams, which is the whole point, right?

The creative spirit even spread to East Germany.

Unfortunately, some of the best ads didn't make it to YouTube. Click here to watch a classic of the public service announcement genre.