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Archive for the ‘Retro Advertising’ Category

  • retro After Shave Ads

    Common Scents – Fragrance Adverts From The Past

    • 1159 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off

    Back in the day, when it came to advertising men’s fragrances, (or after-shave as it was universally known back then) the more macho the message the better.  Square-jawed actors and models rubbed shoulders with sultry beauties to promote such legendary...

  • Motown

    Motown’s Marvelous Marketing Machine

    • 1952 Views • 1960s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off

    We’ve mentioned Berry Gordy’s commercial acumen and eye for a promotional opportunity before when we looked at The Supremes Special Formula White Bread although if we’re honest that was probably not his finest marketing moment. Putting that to one side...

  • diana

    Diana Rigg – Soap Appeal

    • 3605 Views • 1960s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off

    Some time back we took a look at Diana Rigg in a replica of her kitchen with Twiggy at the 1967 Ideal Home Exhibition and now it’s time to revisit the girl once known as Emma Peel only this time in her bathroom. Mind you we’re fast running out of rooms in...

  • rit

    Do The Rit Thing – Dye Adverts

    • 2865 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off

    Here we have an assortment of adverts that have more Tie-dye than an audience at a Grateful Dead concert – well perhaps not that much. Although Tie-die is a fairly modern phrase created in the mid-sixties, the earliest examples of the technique...

  • German Advert 1965

    Düsseldorf Design und Werbung

    • 2808 Views • 1960s, Ephemera, Retro AdvertisingComments Off

    For the non-German speakers out there (and that includes us if we’re honest) ‘design und werbung’ translates directly as ‘design and advertising’ and as you may have guessed this comes from Germany’s seventh largest city. A veritable powerhouse of...