The Origins of Coca-Cola reach all the way back to 1886 in Atlanta, Ga. Since then, they’ve been creating some of the most memorable ad campaigns in American history. Their current campaign, “share a coke,” is printing names on cans and bottles of Coca-Cola to encourage people to connect with those around them. In the spirit of sharing a coke, we’ve found our favorite coke ads from the past.

The creepy Coke sprite of the 40’s and 50’s

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The 1970’s saw, “It’s the real thing. Coke.”


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1971 also had the famous “I’d like to buy the world a coke” commercial!

There was the love affair between Bacardi and Coke…


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And Mean Joe Green in 1979


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And of course, the Polar bears!


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