Maxpax - 1993
A very simple advert for Maxpax vending machines from the early 90s, presumably put together on a shoestring budget made up from coins which got stuck in one of their machines.
Maxwell House - 1993
If there's one thing I've always thought improves my coffee, it's the beans being grown in the mountains. Just like I find my toast always tastes better when buttered deep in a cave and my shirt looks more vibrant when washed in glacial water from Alaska.
McCoy's Cracker Snacks - 1993
McDonalds - 1993
26 seconds of dull build up, before reaching a pretty disappointing climax. No, we're talking about an advert for a Big Mac, not my bedroom skills today!
McDonalds - 1996
Slightly more activity in this later McDonalds advert from 1996. This time round promoting their Monopoly giveaway - an occasionally recurring promotional tie up between the fast food chain and the boardgame which continues to current day.
Mercury - 1993
Midland Bank - 1991
Some years before their takeover by HSBC, Midland Bank taking a long time to tell us about their commitment on helping businesses with their banking.
Midland Bank - 1997
An advert from 1997, promoting Midland Bank as the bank that's listening. Basically, a Midland Bank worker overhears two blokes discussing what they want from their banking, then does a load of James-Bond style stunts to take the idea back to the bank's bright ideas department quickly! Also by now the branding from their parent company HSBC is well and truly starting to take hold, ahead of the full rename that was to follow.
Milk - 1987
Millenium Bug - 1998
A nice little one to chalk up in the annals of 'never really panned out as such'. For the turn of the Millennium, there was an awful lot of worry about how computers would handle the date change to 00, with fears the sudden change of date could result in computer crashes which could destabilise the economy and DESTROY THE WORLD. To try and head off this, a massive campaign was run in the years running up to the year 2000 to make sure all businesses were ready!
Mint - 2004
M&Ms - 1991
A mix of a cheerful tune with some early 90s CGI makes up this M&Ms advert from 1991. Also note the lack of any blue sweets in the pack at that time.
M&Ms - 1997
Red and Yellow, the not-particularly-creatively named CGI M&M characters were brought in to front campaigns for the chocolate from 1995. Here they appear in an advert a few years later alongside footballer Ruud Gullit.
Nationwide - 1992
Nationwide - 1998
National Lottery - 1995
National Lottery - 1997
Still using their giant gold hand to let you know when 'it's you', it's the National Lottery from 1997.
Natwest - 1987
Nescafe Gold Blend - 1984
Nescafe - 1989
Nescafé - 1991
Angela Thorne and the late Michael Elphick of Three Up, Two Down fame are reunited in an advert for Nescafé from 1991.
Nescafe - 1995
News of the World - Christmas 1992
Long before phone-hacking scandals would see the end of the tabloid paper, Turkey is happy to have made it past another Christmas and is looking forward to the New Year's television.
Nike Airmax - 1993
Nokia - 1995
Long before they were pushed off the mobile scene somewhat by new players like Apple come a few adverts from Nokia's heyday. First a short one from 1995 showing how you can use your Nokia to access all those things you need on your laptop.
Nokia - 1996
A longer advert for Nokia from 1996 going into more detail on the value of communication and keeping it simple.
Northern Electric - 1991
Northern Electric - 1995
Nova - 1990
Oracle - 1991
Oriental Express - 1992
If The Borrowers had been done on such a shoestring budget that they all resided within the confines of a freezer, you might have ended up with this advert for Oriental Express from 1992.
Oxo - 1989
The Oxo family became well established on our screens throughout the eighties and nieties, as we followed them growing up. The final advert was broadcast in the late 90's, and featured only the Mother and Father, as everyone had already left. This one, from 1989, shows one of the ads from the family's heyday and features the late Lynda Bellingham.
Pal - 1993
Letting everyone know the 5 things PAL can bring your dog. Before telling us of the exciting new flavours available. I am particularly glad to hear they've launched Traditional Marrowbone. That newfangled Modern Marrowbone just wasn't the same!
Pedigree Chum - 1992
Endless different camera angles showing cute little puppies in this advert for Pedigree Chum from 1992.
Pedigree Chum - 2001
Peperami - 1995
Peperami - 1996
Pepperami Cheezie - 1997
Persil - 1992
Fatty food stains were seemingly the biggest problem affecting the world of laundry back in the early 90s, as every detergent or powder seemed to be promoting themselves as having the same fatty-food-stain-removing power. Persil joining in with this in 1992.
Persil - 1993
In the modern age, Unilever go to great lengths to tell us to keep their detergents, including Persil, out of the reach of children. Jump back to the early 90s though and involving your children was almost a part of the washing powder ad scene.
Peugeot - 1991
Peugeot - 2001
PG Tips - 1992
There are 2 things PG Tips are famous for. Their tea, and the Chimps. The chimps were the main front for PG, for decades, until 2002, when finally they disappeared from our screens, to be replaced with the T-Birds. 4 Plasterceine characters. More recently they've revisited the chimp theme with a cunning return to the screens of Al and Munkeh. Here is one of those good-old chimp ads, from 1992.
Philadelphia - 1993
Ann Bryson and Sara Crowe star in one of a long running series of adverts for the then Kraft Philadelphia Spread. Ann has gone away on holiday and is getting a little homesick for her Philly...
Pilsbury Toaster Pockets - 1997
Pizza Hut - 1995
Polycell - 1994
Pot Noodle - 1993
Pot Noodle - 1998
Powergen/National Power - 1991
Following the privatisation of the electricity market between 1990 and 1991, shares were offered for the then newly formed companies National Power and Powergen. This animated advert encourages investors to get their own prospectus.