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Archive for the ‘Retro Advertising’ Category

  • Beetleboards

    Beetleboard – Brilliant Bug Based Billboards

    • 7367 Views • 1970s, Retro Advertising, TransportComments Off

    When it comes to good ideas it’s the simple ones that are generally the best. So, back in 1971 when L.A based advertising consultant Charles E, Bird was strolling through a campus car park on his way to address a college class he couldn’t help but notice...

  • time for Tee

    Time For Tee – T-Shirt Adverts From The Past

    • 2286 Views • 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off

    If a James Brown T Shirt is good enough for James Brown, then it’s good enough for us. However we’re not sure that wearing a Jethro Tull T shirt did drive girls wild with desire in the seventies. Here we have a draw full of T shirts from the past....

  • retro After Shave Ads

    Common Scents – Fragrance Adverts From The Past

    • 5363 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

    • 4101 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

    • 5009 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...