One year ago I published a post with some of the Best Brazilian ads. Lots of readers loved it – and one complained that none of the commercials included black actors, a chronic problem of Brazilian TV that is slowly improving.
Here is another series of memorable ads – again, sorry, only two black boys as supporting actors. Opening this post, “O primeiro soutien ninguém esquece” (The first bra nobody forgets), from 1987. It is one of the best coming of age ads ever produced in the country. Let me alert: this and the last two are a little erotic. Well, another characteristic of many Brazilian commercials.
1978 – Kids candy
1978 – Cotton buds Johnson
1983 – Composer/singer Toquinho adapted one of his most famous songs for an ad of Faber Castell pencils.
1984 – Bonita camisa, Fernandinho (Beautiful shirt, Fernandinho) – an ad made when yuppies ruled
1984 – Não basta ser pai, tem que participar (It is not enough to be a dad, you have to participate) for Gelol muscle pain reliever
1987 – Hitler as an unexpected character in this Folha de S. Paulo newspaper ad – “It is possible to tell lies telling only the truth”
1991 – Popcorn and Guaraná (the national soda)
1996 – The little bird of Zorba underwear ads
2001 – Chocolates Garoto, with Karina Bacchi, a TV actress