Tag Archives: Commercial

Empire Carpet – 1983 Hat Story

In this charming 1983 video, the Empire man tells The Hat Story, a tale with a twist. The Hat Story is about a young man who bought a captain’s hat and a row boat. He then proudly told his parents … Continue reading

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 – Avoid that Turtle Express

Featured in 1984, this delightfully charming vintage video introduced the viewer to the Slow Sam’s Turtle Express. Aptly illustrating the competitors’ standard slow-as-a-turtle delivery, the Empire man made it clear that you simply couldn’t beat Empire’s 72-hour guarantee. Within 72 … Continue reading

Empire Carpet – Free T-Shirt with Free Estimate

Featured in 1984, this video shows a concerned Empire Man. Empire is offering a free T-shirt with each free in-home estimate. He was convinced that Empire was crazy for making the offer. It’s a fun, delightful video, and the iconic … 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 – When We Only Sold Carpeting

A true classic, fun video, this vintage chestnut is from the days when Empire sold only carpets. The commercial poked fun at companies who sold carpeting and toasters or carpeting and siding. Meanwhile, Empire focused on quality carpeting, ensuring that … Continue reading

Empire Carpet – The Bissell Sweeper

Way back in 1983, this commercial appeared on TV. It featured the Empire Man using the Bissell Sweeper that Empire was giving away with every two rooms of carpeting installed. The same exceptional qualities that make Empire Carpet the best … 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