We were discussing this in the office the other day. I am old enough to recall seeing (but not exactly understanding) these commercials in the 1970s and 80s.
What is so amazing about them is not the fact that anyone actually traded on overheard snippets of information or on random conversations wth salespeople, but rather that EVERYONE did — that was standard operating procedure.
Regardless, these are a few of my favorites from that era:
Tom Watson In E.F. Hutton
J. Paul Getty
Bill Cosby for EFHutton
And one other classic:
John Houseman for Smith Barney (1979)
More after the jump . . .