Shake ‘n’ Vac

Shake ‘n’ Vac is a powdered carpet freshener. The powder is shaken onto the carpet before hovering. It is currently marketed and sold in the United Kingdom by S. C. Johnson & Son. The product becoming well known due to its famous TV commercial during the 1980’s, with the advert being voted as one of the most popular TV adverts in Britain.

The product, still available as of today, is primarily remembered for its iconic Dancing Woman TV advert shown until 1989. There has been some controversy over when the advert was first aired. The 100 Greatest TV Adverts programme stated that the ad was first broadcast in 1979, however it was the actual product that went on sale in 1979, with the advert not being aired until 1980 due to the 1979 ITV Strike.

 

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