Coca-Cola 70’s Christmas Hilltop Commercial

Coca Cola Christmas Hilltop “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” TV Commercial.

Coca-Cola is a carbonated soft drink sold in stores, restaurants, and vending machines in more than 200 countries. It is produced by The Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta, Georgia, and is often referred to simply as Coke (a registered trademark of The Coca-Cola Company in the United States since March 27, 1944). Originally intended as a patent medicine when it was invented in the late 19th century by John Pemberton, Coca-Cola was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coke to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century.

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1977 Beechams Hot Lemon

1977 Beechams Hot Lemon commercial.

Beecham was a British pharmaceutical company. It was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Beecham, after having merged with SmithKline Beckman, merged with GlaxoWellcome to become GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).


History

Beecham was the family business of Thomas Beecham (1820–1907), a chemist. He was the grandfather of the conductor also named Thomas Beecham (1879–1961). As a boy, he worked as a shepherd, selling herbal remedies as a sideline. He then started as a travelling salesman or peddler.

Their first product was Beecham’s Pills, a laxative, in 1842. Subsequent success enabled him to open a shop in Wigan in 1847.

Beecham opened its first factory in St. Helens, Lancashire, for the rapid production of medicines in 1859.[1] Under Thomas’ son, Sir Joseph Beecham, 1st Baronet (1848–1916), the business expanded, but remained a patent medicine company and engaged in little research.

Beecham bought companies for various products, adding the Lucozade glucose drink and Macleans to its product chain in 1938. By buying Brylcreem the following year, it added hair products for men.

In 1943, it decided to focus more on improving its research and built Beecham Research Laboratories. In 1945, the company was named Beecham Group Ltd.

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