What I’ve Been Watching: Promotional Videos Galore!

One of my favorite things to look at on Youtube is old promotional videos that businesses would put out in order to advertise their product. Some of these, espically ones that were more aimed at business-to-business commerce, were quite amusing in their own right. Here are some of my favorites right now:

This is the kind of video that lets it known that this product is awesome. It has the underlying message that “if you buy our product, your employees will be singing and dancing because office work is so much better with Lotus 1-2-3.”  Spreadsheet software was the shit back then.

Ever wanted to see Mario’s VA play a rapping vampire? Of course you did.


This trade show video seems less like a promo for a company and more like an ad for a religion. Have you accepted Silicon as your lord and saviour?

Another video in the vein of “our product is awesome.”  this seems to imply that the SoundBlaster card has VR capabilities and can even fool our poor lonely protagonist here that he has a chance with the adventurer archaeologist of whatever game he’s playing.

And, that’s it for What I’ve Been Watching! Stay tuned for (hopefully) more!


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