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Archive for the ‘Retro Advertising’ Category

  • Australian women's Weekly Swinging sixties

    Australian Women’s Weekly Adverts

    • 2444 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...

  • Beetleboards

    Beetleboard – Brilliant Bug Based Billboards

    • 12007 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

    Time For Tee – T-Shirt Adverts From The Past

    • 4506 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....

  • retro After Shave Ads

    Common Scents – Fragrance Adverts From The Past

    • 7787 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

    Motown’s Marvelous Marketing Machine

    • 5261 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...