Tag Archives: Classic

Empire Carpet – Stop Shopping Around

In this vintage 1983 Empire video, the Empire man advises the audience that there is no real reason to waste all the time that other companies ask you to spend. Company XYZ will ask you to check all their competition … Continue reading

Empire Carpet – You’re Going Out To Buy Carpeting?

In this 30-year-old video, the Empire man illustrates how Empire was still way ahead of other carpeting companies. Customers could find quality carpeting without the unnecessary need to travel. In addition, Empire was giving away a brand new Bissell floor … Continue reading

Empire Carpet – Stuck in the Shelves

In this amusing video from 1985, the Empire man is in a pickle. Having gotten stuck up on a shelf in the warehouse, he asked the warehouse crew when he could expect to be taken down. The reply was not … Continue reading

Empire Carpet – Dress Up Your Home for the Holidays

From the vintage vaults comes this festive 1993 video reminding viewers that dressing up the home for the holidays might also require dressing up the floors. Offering a full 20-percent to 60-percent-off Empire’s bestselling carpets, this was an amazing Christmas … Continue reading

Empire Carpet – 5 Years!

Produced and shown in 1984, this charming video starts out with the Empire Man resting comfortably on an upper shelf in the warehouse. He is with a couple of sample Bissell carpet sweepers. He announces that he’s been telling the … Continue reading

Empire Carpet – Dont You Want New Carpet Under Your Christmas Tree

This commercial was first shown in 1984 during the Christmas holiday season. It outlined the exciting benefits of ordering carpeting for the home in time for the holidays. Empire offered delivery and installation within 72 hours. Prices started at $6.95 … Continue reading

Empire Carpet – If You Like Slow Turtles Go With Another Carpet Company

A mid-1980s commercial, this delightful Empire commercial added a whimsical touch to the message. Slow Sam the Turtle was used to graphically illustrate the slowness of other companies in delivering and installing carpets. Even when using humor to illustrate a … Continue reading

Empire Carpet – The Empire Way

Another honest commercial from Empire Carpet with the Empire Man, this one acknowledged that just about all carpet companies carry the same product brands. The big difference with Empire is that they delivered the next day. Plus, customers didn’t need … Continue reading

Empire Carpet – 1981 Stay Warm And Call Empire Commercial

This early 1981 Empire commercial stressed one of the best features of Empire: they came to the customer and delivered their quality carpeting in just a few days. The convenience of staying home, saving gas money and simply making a … Continue reading

Empire Carpet – Pick A Carpet, Any Carpet

A 1984 commercial from the earlier days of Empire Carpet, this one played on the classic request: “Pick a card, any card.” The clever reference was to the viewer’s options to pay with the three main credit cards or even … Continue reading