Don’t Stop Manzanita Sol

Manzanita Sol is a brand of apple-flavored beverages owned by PepsiCo, Inc. which is predominant in Mexico. In the United States it is sold in 12 pack cans, 2 liter, and 20 ounce bottles, but distribution is only known to be in Wal-Mart, Albertson’s, Food4Less, Vons, and smaller family run stores. In Latin American countries, Manzanita Sol competes with The Coca-Cola Company’s Manzana Lift. Manzanita Sol is PepsiCo’s number two brand in Mexico, with apple being Mexico’s second most popular soft drink flavor.

“Manzanita Sol” is Spanish for “little apple sun”.

Barry Eugene White (born Barrence Eugene Carter, September 12, 1944 – July 4, 2003) was a Grammy Award winning American record producer, songwriter and singer responsible for the creation of numerous hit soul and disco songs.

Flaminco Gitanes Cigarettes

Gitanes is a brand of French cigarettes. It is currently owned by Altadis. Originally rolled with darker or brun tobacco, in contrast to USA ‘blondes’. Available with or without filter. The name Gitanes means “gypsy women”, and as such, a silhouette of a Spanish gypsy woman with tambourine appears as the box-art.

Current research indicates that the factor with the greatest impact on risk of lung cancer is long-term exposure to inhaled carcinogens. The most common means of such exposure is tobacco smoke.

Flamenco is one of the great European non-academic musical genres. More than simply a type of folk music, flamenco embodies a complex musical and cultural tradition. Although considered part of the culture of Spain in general, flamenco actually originates from one region —Andalusia. However, other areas, mainly Extremadura and Murcia, have contributed to the development of several flamenco musical forms, and a great number of outstanding flamenco artists have been born in other territories of the state. There are many questions remaining about the roots of flamenco, but it is generally acknowledged that flamenco grew out of the unique interplay of native Andalusian, Islamic, Sephardic, and Gypsy cultures that existed in Andalusia prior to and after the Reconquest.

Berlitz, We Are Sinking

Berlitz Language Schools, now known as Berlitz International, Inc, derive from an institution founded by Maximilian Berlitz in 1878, in Providence, Rhode Island. It has now expanded into an international organization with some 600 schools worldwide. The school teaches languages with its own “Berlitz Method of language instruction”. When first developed, the foundation of the method was based on language being taught in the target language only. This has now evolved to incorporate other aspects of language learning and language acquision theories.

Although the actors portray members of the German Coast Guard, the commercial is actually Norwegian:
http://www.usatoday.com/money/advertising/2006-07-24-german-ads-side-usat_x.htm

Grey Poupon is One of Life’s Finer Pleasures

Grey Poupon is a Dijon mustard made by Kraft Foods. Currently the best-selling Dijon-style mustard in the United States, it gained some notoriety from a late-80’s commercial in which a Rolls Royce pulls up alongside another Rolls Royce, and a passenger in one (played by Ian Richardson) asks a passenger in the other (Paul Eddington), “Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?” The commercial has been satirized in the popular 1992 movie Wayne’s World and in the popular sitcom Married… with Children.

I am Molson Canadian

In 2000 Molson attracted a great deal of media attention with its “I Am Canadian” advertising campaign. The original sixty second commercial of Joe Canada tried to define what it means to be Canadian based on many light-hearted and stereotypical images of Canada. This campaign generated a huge amount of publicity and received a Bronze Lion award at the international advertising awards in Cannes, France. Since then, Molson has transitioned from their old advertising agency Bensimon Byrne in favour of another Toronto based shop, Zig.inc