We all grew up knowing and loving the “Got Milk?” ad campaign.
The ad first appeared in 1993, and featured supermodel Naomi Campbell wearing a milk mustache in 1994. Now, the recognizable campaign is getting nixed as the industry looks for a new tagline to increase milk consumption amid declining sales.
The new milk advertisements, which roll out today, will have the tagline “Milk Life,” feature ordinary people, and tout the fact that milk is high in protein. Take a look at one of the ads below.
Ok, real talk: Is “Milk Life” a spin on “Thug Life”? Did the ad agency resurrect Tupac and ask him to come up with their new tagline?
Sal Taibi, president of Lowe Campbell Ewald—the agency involved in the “Got Milk” ads—tries to explain the campaign redesign:
Take a look at the new “Milk Life” spot below.
Is it just us, or is this dude a little too excited to be going in for the dunk?
When put up against the now defunct “Got Milk?” campaign, this ad/tagline is kind of weak. We’re not the only ones who feel this way.
“Milk Life” is prettttty weak. Might as well hand your sales right on over to soy and almond, dairy lobby. http://t.co/GmozagERiz
— Noreen Malone (@NoreenMalone) February 25, 2014
To console ourselves, we dug up a few of our favorite “Got Milk?” ads from the past. What do you think of the “Milk Life” ad campaign? Let us know in the comments.
Here’s the original “Got Milk?” advertisement from 1993, which is pure genius.