Find Television Advertisements

There are many ways to find television advertising. This webpage will help you find advertising from a variety of products, sources and eras.

 Best Ads Ever: A fan blog about commercials. Some annotations, fan voting and commenting.  This is a great place to look if you really don’t know which ad you want to pick.

 ihaveanidea: A site designed by and for advertising professionals. Check here for award winning advertising campaigns including television advertisement. This link directly leads to the top ten ideas that ihaveanidea chose. The rest of the site is a treasure trove of information about how the advertising agency works.

 Classic TV Ads: A collection of advertisements from as early as the 1950s and as late as the Occupy Wallstreet movement. This site is best viewed in Internet Explorer.

 Vintage Ad Browser: Vintage Ad Browser is a collection of vintage ads from a variety of sources, including comic books, CD-Roms, websites, APIs, books, magazines, and more.

 Art Directors Club: The Art Directors Club is an organization of leading professionals in the creative advertising field. They have annual awards; this is their most recent collection of awards. Please note, not all awards are given to television commercials.

 Living Room Candidate: Presidential campaign commercials starting with the 1952 race between Adlai Stevenson and Dwight Eisenhower and ending with the 2008 election. This is a great place to find out about American politics, it is also a great place to see how advertising affect presidential elections.

 Duke University - Advertising Collections (Digital): This is a portal to search and explore all of the digitized advertisements from Duke University Libraries' digital collections. Duke's Digital Advertising Collections Library acquires and preserves printed material and collections of textual and multimedia resources and makes them available to researchers around the world. These collections promote understanding of the social, cultural, and historical impact of advertising, marketing, and sales.

 CLIO Awards: The CLIO awards are a very prestigious organization that gives awards for the best forms of advertising. They have been active since the 1950s. This link leads to the award winners from 2010.

 Superbowl Ads: Top superbowl ads from the past 14 years.