The bizarre world of Advertising

 

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It is not often I am speechless but that is exactly what I was when I saw some of these advertisements and products from days of yore. You would not get away with it by today’ standards.

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Vintage newspaper ad for heroin

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Who doesn’t like a bit of cocaine on their candy.

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Stay fit and slim

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A great guide with some really sound advise

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Your pregnant, you stressed. Don’t worry have a smoke.

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The weird world of advertising-Sex sells but Sexism sells better, part 4

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In this PC world these ads will not be shown anymore and probably rightfully so. However you’d have to admire the humor in them.

For example the poster above .Every story of true love begins in the kitchen. Why wait to put your new wife to work until after she’s out of her wedding dress?

And be sure to lord over her as she bakes you a pie. Don’t want her screwing up.

She cares.

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Is your wife being moody and broody around the house? Not leaping to her feet at the opportunity to clean the kitchen? Probably vitamin deficiency.

If you’re worried you’re not cute enough, just get to work.

Kellogg’s has a very checkered, bizarre history. If you want a delightful hour’s read, look into the origins of cornflakes.

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What can you say?

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Do you still beat your wife?

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Keep her where she belongs, on the floor obviously

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The chef does everything

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The weird world of advertising-Sex sells but Sexism sells better,part 3

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In this PC world these ads will not be shown anymore. Usually I don’t like Political Correctness, but in this case I am willing to make an exception, Thank goodness for that.

Just warning you, there is a possibility you will not sleep again after seeing these.

Size doesn’t matter

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Get that hairy chest and he-man appearance you have always wanted and admired with the gift of psychokenisis for only $10!

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Fat is folly

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Good luck with the dating

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Speed Glaze: Don’t Wax It – Mac’s it!

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Cleanliness is next to Godliness.

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The secret to looking cute

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 Worst lawyer ad ever
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The weird world of advertising-Christmas style.

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Let it never be said I don’t provide a public service with my blogs.

I know the Christmas season can be a time filled with anxiety and especially for those men who do not know yet what to buy for their wives or girlfriends(or both). That’s why I decided to help along.

With still a month to go Christmas you should have plenty of time to get inspired by these ads from days of yore.A word of warning though if you actually do follow up on these ads, this may well be your last Christmas.

What wive doesn’t want a Hoover for Christmas?

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Smoking can’t be that bad? Can it?

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See even Santa does it?

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Heck even President Reagan says it’s okay.

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Have you ever seen a jollier Santa?

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See, they even got a choice.

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You see, Ironing doesn’t have to be hard. You can do it sitting down, and if it is good enough for Mrs Claus….

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A dishwasher is not only for Christmas

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See us men we are not that clever, we need hints every now and then.

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And of course the weighing scale.

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The weird world of advertising- Sex sells but sexism sells better,part 2

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The advertising industry has become PC for the fear of offending any one or libel actions taken against them. However between the 1950s and 1980s there was no fear of that, and advertisers had a free reign and did not shy away from some ‘good old fashioned’ sexism.

Below are some examples, some are awful, some are funny but they are all cringe worthy.Before you scroll down I have to warn you, you might find this offensive.

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From Keeping Your Cool in a Civil Disturbance, a US Army Military Police School pamphlet.

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From the Detroit News.

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From the Petersburg Times, Florida.

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An advert for the Brewmatic coffee maker.

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From This Week, St Louis.

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From the Oneonta Star, Oneota, New York.

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From the Seattle Times.

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The weird world of advertising-Sex sells, but sexism sells better.

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Advertising is an art, well good advertising that is. You do come across ads in magazines or newspapers that you remember a long time after you have seen them. On the other hand their or ads you just want to erase from your memory.

The advertising industry has become PC for the fear of offending any one or libel actions taken against them. However between the 1950s and 1980s there was no fear of that, and advertisers had a free reign and did not shy away from some ‘good old fashioned’ sexism.

Below are some examples, some are awful, some are funny but they are all cringe worthy.Before you scroll down I have to warn you, you might find this offensive.

vintage-budweiser-ad,why waste time lets just get to the point.

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Speaks for itself

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When someone says that things were much better in the good old days, show them this

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What can you say

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Whatever you do don’t mess up the beer, right!

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Be honest what woman would not want a picture of the face of her boyfriend or husband on her bikini bottom.

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I won’t even go there, I just value my life too much.

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Lose weight while having fun, and if that doesn’t work……….

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Even I am speechless

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You see Coffee is very important for your husband, so better get the right spank,sorry brand.

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Advertising and Propaganda WWII Style

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One of the most powerful weapons during WWII and indeed any other war was propaganda. It was however not only the governments that used propaganda, private also used propaganda, albeit in a more subliminal manner, in their advertising campaigns.

Some of these ads would put 21st century advertisers to shame. following are some examples of the ads allied style.

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Santa Claus Has Gone to War!” World War II propaganda (1942)

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Have a coke and a smile even at war

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“This is no time to be FRAIL! Bread is basic” – Fleishmann’s Yeast ad in ‘The Saturday Evening Post’, December 1942

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What addiction? The weird world of medical advise.

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Substances we now know to be highly addictive and even lethal weren’t always seen that way. In the late 19th and early 20th century heroin was seen as a cough medicine and coca cola’s secret ingredient was cocaine.(Have a coke and a smile)

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Cigarettes were  recommended for pregnant women. Even arsenic was used in confectionery and advertised as something that would keep you young.

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Below are just some of the examples of medical advise and advertisements used in the past.

What could go wrong?

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Arsenious Acid granules. Nothing like a little Aresenic to cure what ails you. Notice the inconsistency of the dosage. Each granule could contain anywhere from 1 to 50 grain and you were to take 1-2 granules, therefore you may have from 1 to 100 grain in any one dose. Thankfully they have now labelled it as poison just in case.

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Have a smoke for white teeth

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Heroin and Cannabis were marketed  as  potent cough suppressants.

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Health advice you really shouldn’t follow.

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I know the W.H.O keeps changing their minds on what is and isn’t healthy, but throughout the years there have been ad campaigns claiming that things were healthy which we now can safely assume that they weren’t

The above poster an ad for an asbestos pad for the dining table. We know now that asbestos powder can cause cancer when ingested or breathed in.

This is one example that presents terrible advice for modern viewers, but good advice for people at the time. While modern alkaline batteries are toxic and should not be burned, through the late 1950s, most people used zinc batteries that burned harmlessly in a fire.

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A 1930s ad promoting the false idea that bad skin is caused by internal toxins and can only be cured by ingesting yeast.

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An 1800s advertisement for stramonium cigarettes used to treat asthma. We now of course know that inhaling smoke can intensify the symptoms of asthma.

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Coca-Cola ad that tells readers to give their children the drink at a young age.

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Ad for a tonic wine that is claimed to cure depression

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A children’s painting book that encourages the use of lead paint. The ingestion of lead paint b children has been found, in recent decades, to cause many developmental diseases.

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Ad for a milk of magnesia that promotes it as a cure for “feeling like you’re smoking too much.”

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Advertisement portraying vitamin-filled donuts as healthy

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When smoking was still ‘good’ for you.

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Yes this will be a blog, no this will not be one of those preachy ones.

I am not a smoker in fact I never had a cigarette, so I will not tell people what to do. Although It is a well known fact at this stage smoking is bad for you, but so are many other things, however people are responsible for their own lives.

Below are some tobacco advertisements from days of yore .

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Recommended by Doctors

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Medicine for asthma, who would have guessed.

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Scientifically purer then water

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It even helps fight fatigue and irritability.

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Not one single throat irritation

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It even keeps the army fit and strong.

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Dentist even recommend it for throat ease. They would of course, they are dentists.

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