Let’s go back in time to 1983. Reagan is President, you can smoke in your office, public access TV is all the rage, and copy machines didn’t work well.
All of those ideas come into play with the newest old school ads from HP. They hooked up with an online show called the “Computer Show” (which has a cult following in tech circles) to create their new, (intentionally) poorly-produced, new ad spots.
These amusing ads perfectly blend the features of HP’s new printers with the Computer Show’s awkward brand of comedy. We’re surprised it worked so well. That’s no easy feat.
Gotta say, this is probably the first time we’ve ever been impressed with an ad about printers.