Fun With Bacardi, Circa 1957

A quick aside: I’m a drinker, and not a smoker. But I find it utterly bizarre that alcohol commercials are so pervasive, while advertising for tobacco is virtually non-existent. Which one is more immediately harmful?

That out of the way, I really like this commercial celebrating Bacardi’s 150th year. Yes, it is stylistically similar to some Heineken work, but Bacardi’s is still a lot of fun. The song is “Chambermaid Swing” by Parov Stelar. This seems like a type of spot that could be the start of a campaign, showing people partying with Bacardi over the years.


About joshw24
31 year old guy. Into sports, pop culture, advertising, and trivia among other things.

14 Responses to Fun With Bacardi, Circa 1957

  1. says:

    I am sorry, that commercial makes me want to toss my TV into a lake! That is about the most annoying tune I have ever heard … like it will never stop. It could probably drive just about anyone to drink, which is probably the intentions. I’d rather listen to fingernails scratching a chalkboard! No offense.

  2. gene says:

    The only taste you have is in your mouth

  3. gene says:

    exciting, classy, and people who know how to have fun love this party starter. Anyone who doesn’t like it is a stick in the mud!

  4. gene says:

    casavarese should throw himself in the lake with his TV. And the most annoying tunes he ever heard are undoubtedly filling his library. Parov Stelar gets people on the dance floor and this tune is just one example of swing, it pops, it’s motivational and inspiring. Crevace probably doesn’t like Miles Davis either.

  5. gene says:

    Oh, I bet Crevaces parties are a real

  6. David says:

    what’s written on that napkin?

  7. gene says:

    he probably doesn’t dance

  8. gene says:

    yea, they really know how to make a commercial

  9. Pants McGee says:

    Why is tobacco advertising virtually nonexistent? Because it’s illegal.

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