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Archive for the ‘Retro Advertising’ Category

  • Messin’ Around – Keep Britain Tidy

    • 2020 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, Poster, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Messin’ Around – Keep Britain Tidy

    We like a tidy office here at VoEA and we also hate litter bugs. Ooh yes we do. So now we’ll cast our eyes back to somewhere around 1973 and the then campaign by the good people at Keep Britain Tidy. An organisation that was first established back in...

  • Tread Lightly – Clark’s Shoes Adverts

    • 6856 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Tread Lightly – Clark’s Shoes Adverts

    By way of a tribute to Walter White’s Wallabees (and if you don’t know who Walter White is by now then we urge you to check out Breaking Bad ) we’ve put together a post to honour the good people at Clark’s in sunny Somerset and also...

  • I’m Just a Seventies Fashion Fair Cosmetics Advert

    • 4473 Views • 1970s, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on I’m Just a Seventies Fashion Fair Cosmetics Advert

    During the seventies Ebony magazine published a series of adverts for the company Fashion Fair Cosmetics. The advertising campaign featured famous female stars of the time with the humble tagline “I’m Just…” Celebrities promoting the...

  • Australian Women’s Weekly Adverts

    • 7429 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Australian Women’s Weekly Adverts

    G’day mate. A few words on Australia Women’s Weekly or simply The Weekly as it is more commonly known. For ages it was the biggest selling magazine down under but has recently been usurped by Better Homes & Gardens. The Weekly has been going over 80...

  • Beetleboard – Brilliant Bug Based Billboards

    • 16881 Views • 1970s, Retro Advertising, TransportComments Off on Beetleboard – Brilliant Bug Based Billboards

    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 – T-Shirt Adverts From The Past

    • 10803 Views • 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Time For Tee – T-Shirt Adverts From The Past

    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....

  • Common Scents – Fragrance Adverts From The Past

    • 15393 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Common Scents – Fragrance Adverts From The Past

    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’s Marvelous Marketing Machine

    • 9593 Views • 1960s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Motown’s Marvelous Marketing Machine

    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 Rigg – Soap Appeal

    • 9854 Views • 1960s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Diana Rigg – Soap Appeal

    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...

  • Do The Rit Thing – Dye Adverts

    • 8553 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Do The Rit Thing – Dye Adverts

    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...