Were ads better then than they are now? Some were no doubt, others maybe not..
It was a less woke world too, as these demonstrate.
Here’s Allen Brady & Marsh from 1983 for the UK National Dairy Council (ABM was never exactly a beacon of creativity but highly successful in its day.)
And Birds Eye from HHXL in 1996, a much-lauded and one-time Campaign agency of the decade. Featuring a young Ben Whishaw
Maybe advertising’s ephemeral by nature.