While our bellies are full of brats and burgers, our driveways littered with sparkler remnants and our skies smoky from the aftermath of fireworks, 1851 is keeping the American spirit alive on this fifth of July. Today we bring you the three most patriotic brands our country has to offer according t.....
“We wait. We hope. We Pray. Until you’re home again.” This Oprah Winfrey quote appeared in Jeep’s 2013 Super Bowl ad, which focused on the safe return of American soldiers to U.S. soil. The spot certainly wasn’t the first time the brand expressed its love and support for America, as it’s been making SUVs and off-road vehicles since 1941 and even produces a model called the Patriot (sorry, Hershey’s, there’s no competing with that).
On Mad Men’s season six finale, ad man extraordinaire Don Draper pitches to Hershey’s (who had, at this time in history, sidestepped any advertising) in his signature sentimental-meets-stern tone. He tells a [false]childhood tale of being overwhelmed with love after his father would reward lawn-mowing with a Hershey’s bar, encapsulating the American dream in a single, simple ad pitch. Fictional television aside, the brand continues to show its love for our U S of A with recipes for the fourth, which can certainly be applied throughout the summer and the rest of the year.
Although the king of soda (or pop, depending on your geography) is available in nearly every country on Earth, the wildly successful brand calls America home. Introduced back in 1886, Coke has forged its image with red, white and blue since the days of the World Wars. For a more light blast from the past, check out this 1986 ad, in which the brand targets is customers as follows: “Red, white and you.”