Absolut Vodka ad (1981). According to AbsolutAds.com, "Absolut Vodka's advertising campaign is the world's longest-ever uninterrupted one. To date it comprises 1,450 original ads, with more added each month."
"Just Say No" was an advertising campaign, part of the U.S. "War on Drugs", prevalent during the 1980s and early 1990s, to discourage children from engaging in illegal recreational drug use by offering various ways of saying no.
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Sandra Day O'Connor is appointed the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1981
Apple's "1984" ad introduced the first personal Macintosh computer--saving humanity from the conformity of IBM.
Madonna became a fashion icon for many young women around the world and copied her "street urchin" look with short skirts worn over leggings, brassieres worn as outer clothing, untidy hair, crucifix jewellery, and fishnet gloves.
1980s Shoulder Pads. Maybe it had something to do with woman's lib and the assertion of power that women were beginning to have in the work place? Shows like Dallas and Dynasty also influenced this trend.
Ray-Bans became an 80s fashion trend inspired by the film "Top Gun"
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Flashdance (1983): By excerpting segments of the film and running them as music videos on MTV, the studio benefited from extensive free promotion, and thus established the new music channel as an important marketing tool for movies.
In 1982 American Greetings touted the debut of Care Bears as "the biggest character launch in the history of retailing."
Marketed primarily to girls, My Little Ponies can be identified by their colourful bodies and manes and a unique symbol on one or both sides of their flanks.
August 1989: The first Game Boy is released.
Social class, feminism, homosexuality and addiction were all controversial 1980s topics depicted by "Cheers"