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August 2018 - Posts

Vintage Ads Used Sex to Sell Everything

A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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Chip Shot: Patient: “Doctor, the problem is that obesity runs in my family.” Doctor: “No, the problem is that nobody runs in your family.”

 

 

Vintage Ads Used Sex to Sell Everything

 

 

Okay, the idea that if you have unattractive, dingy, stringy hair, you won’t get as many dates as you could if you had soft, full, highlighted hair, is probably legitimate. Still, feminists would be up in arms about this ad today.

 

 

 

“Would You Perchance” want an “Action Zone,” really? And what the heck is an “Extra Large Snack Sack?” Even the dog looks disgusted.

 

 

 

Here's hoping the sexy lady holding a cocktail and a double enendre headline will distract you from the fact that the couch is ugly.

 

 

 

“Stacked for Convenience.” One of my all-time favorite sexist ads. You gotta admit they grab … I mean, “it” grabs your attention!

More “Idiot” Examples … these are easier to find than you’d expect

 

 

100 Years Old

Traffic Cones

 

First used in NYC in 1914 ... 104 years old.

 

 

 

 

 


More Vintage Ads ... Funny or Offensive ... You Decide

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Chip Shot: Me: “It not about how many times you fall down … it’s about how many times you get back up.” Cop: “That’s not how field sobriety tests work.”

 

 

 

Vintage Ads … Clever or Racist?

From the American Rice Producers. Okay, I think we’ll classify this one as being racist by today’s PC standards.

 

 

 

I know that some Native Americans and some of the Jewish faith find this ad stereotypical-racist. But to be honest, I think it’s kinda clever and it gets the product’s point across. But still, you could never run this ad today without significant blowback.

Idiot or Jerk … You Decide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not a Real Ad … But Real Funny

 

 

Did You Know?

 

People don’t have a strong intuitive sense of how much bigger 1 billion is compared to 1 million. 1 million seconds is about 11 days. 1 billion seconds about 35.5 years.

As If I Needed Another Reason Not to Live in Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 


Vintage Print Ads that Wouldn't Fly Today

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Chip Shot: Amish girls have no way of knowing if it’s a romantic candlelit dinner or just a regular dinner.

  

Vintage Ads that Wouldn’t Fly Today

  

I can’t believe he agreed to appear in this ad … but he did.

 

 

 

 

Seriously? This sold socks?

 

 

 

Questionable Marketing

 

 

 

 

 

Billboards for a California plastic surgeon.

 

 

 

Good Advice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Studying Vent Mechanics with 525 Ventriloquists


A Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Mannequin American Marketer
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Chip Shot: Any salad can be a Caesars salad, if you stab it enough.

 

 

 

Studying Vent Mechanics with 525 Ventriloquists


  

Here’s a link to a second Times Insider article by Elisabeth Vincentelli, about this year’s Ventriloquists’ Convention. Great insight and worthwhile article.

Questionable Marketing?

 

 

 

 

Questionable “Help Wanted” Signs

 

 

 

 

You Won’t Guess What This Ad is About

 

 


 

This Australian ad is for a service we all could use … but I bet you won’t guess what it is until the end.

 

Watch to the Very End and You’ll LOL

 

  

 

The very last shot at the end is worth the wait in this Centraal Beheer ad from Brazil (I think).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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