I was a child of the 90′s. Television commercials were especially interesting to me, and that is saying a lot because I hardly sat still. The ones I found to be the most creative, and the ones that drew the most attention from me, were ones for the industries in which I am interested in today within the field of public relations: retail/consumer, food/beverage and travel/tourism. Notable examples, or ones that captivated me, included a commercial for the Lloyd Center, one for McDonalds, and one for Disneyland. These commercials had a significant impact and influence on me and my current interests in the field.
The Lloyd Center one was a commercial they showed around Christmas time, because I distinctly remembered seeing the spokesperson in a Santa hat. More importantly, what sticks with me today is the jingle. “In the center of the city, in the center of it all, Lloyd Center’s got it all.” Then there was the commercial for McDonalds that introduced the Barbie and Hot Wheels toys as the new Happy Meal toys. It featured Ronald McDonald and Hamburglar, and its plot centered around Hamburglar trying to steal cheeseburgers from Ronald. Another one I remember is the Disneyland commercial for the new Indiana Jones ride, because it came out right around the time I went to Disneyland for the very first time. Similar to my 7th grade communications commercial project, these commercials are memorable. They are ones that I reflect on as part of my inspiration to become part of the communications industry.