Allied Dunbar Trouble Ahead 1995

The company was founded by Sir Mark Weinberg, Lord Joffe and Sir Sydney Lipworth after Abbey Life was taken over, with seed finance from Hambros Bank, and set up its headquarters in Swindon town centre in 1970 under the name ‘Hambro Life Assurance’.  It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1975.  The company expanded its financial adviser operations during the late ’70s and early ’80s, acquiring the Allied Unit Trusts of which it was soon the major unit holder, to become ‘Allied Hambro’ in 1984. The company became ‘Allied Dunbar’ in 1985 after it purchased Dunbar & Co., a small private bank, following the acquisition by BAT Industries. The asset management department was hived off to form Threadneedle Investments, and it was bought out by Zurich Financial Services in 1998.

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Eastenders Cast – Retro TV Ads

east 25Its hard to believe that Eastenders has been on the air for 25 years!  We all have  our favorites but did you know that in their younger days they featured in a few commercials in the 80’s and 90’s?  Have a chuckle at the below ads and see can you spot them!

Prudential – I want to be a Brain Surgeon

Jake Wood

1980’s Kellogg’s Fruit ‘N’ Fibre Advert

 

Ross Kemp

Yellow Pages (French Polisher)

Jake Wood

1980s Clearasil

Patsy Palmer

1990 TV Times

tv times logoTVTimes is a television listings magazine published in the United Kingdom by IPC Media, a subsidiary of Time Inc. It is known for its access to television actors and their programmes. In 2006 it was refreshed for a more modern look, increasing its emphasis on big star interviews and soaps.

TVTimes belongs to IPC Media’s family of television magazines, within IPC Media’s sub-group Connect. Other IPC Media TV titles include What’s on TVTV Easyand TV & Satellite Week, as well as the soap bi-weekly Soaplife.

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1990 Cadburys Creme Eggs

eggsCadbury Creme Egg is a chocolate product produced in the shape of an egg. The product consists of a thick milk chocolate shell, housing a white and yellowfondant filling which mimics the albumen and yolk of a real egg. Creme Eggs are the best-selling confectionery item between New Year’s Day and Easter in the UK, with annual sales in excess of 200 million and a brand value of approximately £55 million.

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1993 Holsten Pils Jeff Goldblum

goldbloomIn the late 19th Century Holsten Brauerei first began trading in the UK when they purchased a brewery in WandsworthLondon. Holsten Pils was first imported into the UK in 1952 thus creating the premium packaged lager market. In 1979 the first of many award winning TV ad campaigns was launched featuring actorDonald Pleasence. In the mid-1980s Holsten became the UK’s number one selling premium packaged lager. Up until 1999, Holsten UK operated as a joint venture between Holsten Brauerei and S & N., but in that year the joint venture was dissolved and Holsten UK took over responsibility for the on-trade, followed in 2000 by the off-trade.

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1990 Duracell

100px-Duracell_AA_cropDuracell manufactures alkaline batteries in many common sizes, such as AAAAACD, and 9V. Lesser-used sizes such as AAAA (primarily for pagerspenlights, and blood glucosemeters) and J size batteries (for hospital devices and photographic strobe flash units) are also manufactured along with a range of “button” batteries using zinc-air, silver-oxide and lithium chemistries, used in calculatorswatcheshearing aids, and other small (mostly medical related) devices. Duracell entered into a brand licensing agreement with flash memorymanufacturer Dane-Elec in 2008 for a line of products including memory cardshard drives and USB flash drives with the Duracell brand mark and in the brand’s trademark “copper top” coloring.

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