Promotional CDs, Vinyl, Cassettes and more

If you’ve been on this website for any amount of time you’ve probably realised that I have a soft spot for promotional materials; definitely those from decades past.

In this modern age promotional items are a rare thing – the days of saving of coupons to mail off for a plush toy or finding a little plastic gadget at the bottom of your cereal box are long gone. Companies would rather spend their advertising budget on things like social influences or trying to make memes.

There are plenty of websites out there that celebrate these promotional items. Some focus on a particular product type, brand or era. On this page we will celebrate them all. There are links to articles I have made on the items that I have at some point owned, I feel to be a bit of a fraud if I was to post about items I’m likely never to own.

This page is likely going to be rather long, but I have tried to split it into categories as best as possible. The items are split by the decade they were released.

1970s

Advertising Name Format Year Discogs
British Airways Fly The Flag 7″ Flexi 1975 Buy 7″
British Airways Concorde March 7″ Single 1975 Buy 7″

1980s

 

Advertising Name Format Year Discogs
Quaker State Motor Oil Cruisin’ with Quaker State Quality Cassette 1989 Buy Cassette
Tennent’s Lager This is Our Lager 7″ Flexi 1983 Buy 7″
British Airways Calgary Stampede 7″ single 1981 Buy 7″
British Airways Jazz Greats CD (Double) 1989 Buy CD
British Airways Story of the 80s – Hits of a Decade CD (Double) 1989 Buy CD
British Airways Flower Duet from Lakmé 7″ Single 1985 Buy 7″
British Airways New York New York 7″ Flexi 1989 Buy 7″
Ski Yogurt 25 Years of No1 Hits Cassette 1988 Buy Cassette
Twix Biscuit Twix Trax Cassette 1987 Buy Cassette
Twix Biscuit Twix Trax Vol II Cassette 1988 Buy Cassette
Kaliber Non-Alcoholic Beer The Best Album Tracks of 1987 Cassette 1987 Buy Cassette
Fiat Motor Company
Fiat Uno
Million Hits LP 198? Buy LP
Weetabix Weetabix Top Trax II Cassette 1986 Buy Cassette
Weetabix Weetabix Top Trax Cassette 1985 Buy Cassette

1990s

Advertising Name Format Year Discogs
Dolmio Cooking Sauce A Taste of Italian Passion CD 1997 Buy CD
M&M’s Chocolate Candy M&M’s Musical Magic CD 1996 Buy CD
Foster’s Ice Lager Global Cooling CD 1996 Buy CD
Foster’s Ice Lager Global Cooling 2 CD 1997 Buy CD
Avon Cosmetics Dancing in the Street Cassette 1993 Buy Cassette
Carlsberg Lager Probably 10 of the Best Tracks CD 1995 Buy CD
Carling Premier Lager Cool Cuts CD 1997 Buy CD
Grolsch Lager Unleasch the Senses CD 1995 Buy CD
Ford Motor Company UK
Ford Mondeo
Ford Cares – Classical Collection Project CDW 27 Cassette 1992 Buy Cassette
Ford Motor Company UK Ford Cares – Tender Moments: Love Songs Cassette 1992 Buy Cassette
Ford Motor Company UK Ford Cares – Dance/Soul Collection Cassette 1992 Buy Casette
Philips Car Audio System Rock CD 1997 Buy CD
Tennent’s Lager Soundtrek The 80’s CD 1991 Buy CD
British Airways Chart Reaction CD (Double) 1991 Buy CD
British Airways The Sixties CD (Double) 1990 Buy CD
British Airways The Love Songs CD (Double) 1990 Buy CD
British Airways Soul Essence CD (Double) 1991 Buy CD
Aiwa Home Audio Crosstown Tracks CD (Triple) 1991 Buy CD
Aiwa Home Audio Tips Superhits Vol. 4 (Aap Ko Dekhkar) CD 1999 Buy CD
Makita Power Tools Powerplay Volume 1 CD 1991 Buy CD
Makita Power Tools Powerplay Volume 3 CD 1991 Buy CD
Keller Brau Beer The Cool Music Collection CD 1992 Buy CD
Avon Cosmetics 14 Greatest Hits (The Moody Blues) CD 1993 Buy CD
Twix Chocolate Biscuit Break for the Beat Cassette 1991 Buy Cassette
Black Tower Wine (?) The Black and White Tape Cassette 1991 Buy Cassette
Converse Footwear INXS On My Way Cassette 1991 Buy Cassette
Ballantine’s Gold Seal Whisky Classical Gold Cassette 1992 Buy Cassette
Ballantine’s Gold Seal Whisky The Greek Collection 2 CD 1995 Buy CD
Ballantine’s Gold Seal Whisky Κλασσικό Λαϊκό CD 1996 Buy CD
Ballantine’s Gold Seal Whisky An Inspiration CD (Mini) 1996 Buy CD
Ballantine’s Gold Seal Whisky The Classic Hard Collection 1 CD 1995 Buy CD
Ye Olde English Cider The 80’s The Originals Cassette 1992 Buy Cassette
Brook Bond Tea Choicest Moments Volume 1 Cassette 1994 Buy Cassette
Texaco Petroleum Keep on Running Cassette 1996 Buy Cassette
Old Navy Apparel Rock ‘N’ Roll CD 1996 Buy CD
Old Navy Apparel Holiday Motown CD 1997 Buy CD
Old Navy Apparel Divas – The Collection CD 1999 Buy CD
Rothman’s Cigarettes Out of The Blue CD 1994 Buy CD
Weetabix Top of the Pops 90s Cassette 1996 Buy Cassette
Ford Motor Company Ford Audio Systems Demonstration Tape Cassette 1991 Buy Cassette
Chef Boyardee Pasta Products Radioactive CD 1998 Buy CD
Chef Boyardee Pasta Products Extreme CD 1998 Buy CD
Miller’s Outpost Apparel Fresh Cuts CD 1996 Buy CD
Miss Sporty Mega Mix – House & Dance Hits CD 1992 Buy CD
Pottery Barn Furnishings Divas CD 1999 Buy CD
Lane Bryant Apparel Venezia Soul CD 1999 Buy CD
Williams Sonoma Department Store Good Fortune CD 1999 Buy CD
Pottery Barn Furnishings Summer in the City CD 1999 Buy CD
Renault Making Tracks CD 1994 Buy CD

2000’s

Advertising Name Format Year Discogs
Marks & Spencer Dinner For Two CD 2003 Buy CD
Avon Cosmetics Party CD CD 2001 Buy CD
British Airways Not All Clubs Are The Same CD 2007 Buy CD
Ballantine’s Gold Seal Whisky The Art of Night CD 2006 Buy CD
Old Navy Apparel Home For The Holidays CD 2002 Buy CD
Old Navy Apparel Tropical Punch CD 2003 Buy CD
Old Navy Apparel Pump Up The Volume CD 2004 Buy CD
Red Alcopop Riser / Textured 12″ Single 2001 Buy 12″
Williams Sonoma Department Store ¡Viva Margarita! CD 2004 Buy CD
Eddie Bauer Apparel H Is For Holiday CD 2000 Buy CD
Eddie Bauer Apparel Down Time CD 2001 Buy CD
Pottery Barn Furnishings Classic Christmas Volume II CD 2002 Buy CD
Eddie Bauer Apparel Christmas Classics CD 2001 Buy CD
Pottery Barn Furnishings Classic Christmas CD 2009 Buy CD
Bailey’s Irish Whisky In Tune CD 2001 Buy CD
Eddie Bauer Apparel Radio Days CD 2000 Buy CD
Pottery Barn Furnishings Straight Up CD 2001 Buy CD
Pottery Barn Furnishings Summer Sizzle CD 2007 Buy CD
Eddie Bauer Apparel Mambo Mambo CD 2000 Buy CD
Banana Republic Apparel Wish CD 2003 Buy CD
GAP Apparel A New Groove. A New Jean. CD (Single) 2003 Buy CD
W Hotels Warm of Cool_Overture CD 2005 Buy CD
West Elm Furnishings Modern Mood CD 2005 Buy CD
Eddie Bauer Apparel Legends of Soul CD 2000 Buy CD
Pottery Barn Furnishings First Steps CD 2000 Buy CD
Lane Bryant Apparel The Hip Hop Vibe CD 2000 Buy CD
Pottery Barn Furnishings Sounds of Soul CD 2000 Buy CD
Pottery Barn Furnishings Soul Divas CD 2000 Buy CD
JCrew Apparel Getaway CD 2002 Buy CD
Tommy Bahama Sunset Cocktails CD 2002 Buy CD
Williams Sonoma Department Store It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year CD 2003 Buy CD
Pottery Barn Furnishings Summer Sun CD 2004 Buy CD
Pottery Barn Furnishings Play Time! CD 2002 Buy CD
Parisian Apparel Joy of the Season CD 2002 Buy CD
Pottery Barn Furnishings Hip Holidays Volume III CD 2000 Buy CD
Tommy Bahama Coconut Radio CD 2005 Buy CD
Williams Sonoma Department Store Backyard Barbecue CD 2004 Buy CD
Lukoil Petroleum Road Mix 1 CD 2005 Buy CD
Banana Republic Apparel Soulful CD 2003 Buy CD
Restoration Hardware Furnishings Rum Punch CD 2001 Buy CD
Old Navy Apparel Monster Mix CD 2002 Buy CD
Kohl’s Department Store Songs of the Season 2003 CD 2003 Buy CD
Pottery Barn Furnishings On the Radio CD 2003 Buy CD
Volkswagen Motor Company Street Mix CD 2001 Buy CD