The past may be gone, but it’s surely not forgotten. Every day we are paying homage to our history, whether through reoccurring fashion styles, sampling old hits for new songs, or period settings for movies and music videos. Just like these other cultural outlets, advertising is no different.
It’s really quite simple: the past is intriguing. When a previous era is emulated in today’s world, it brings nostalgia to those who experienced it first hand. For those who weren’t able to be there, it’s an almost equally powerful sense of mystique.
For today’s post, here are a few examples of advertisements that have used these flashbacks to their advantage. Whether it’s the music, the clothing, the dancing, or all of the above, these ads leave us wanting more: