A Cultural History of Advertising
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A Cultural History of Advertising
A peek at the past, present and future implications of our consumer culture
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1938 A Wife Can Blame Herself If She Loses Love By Getting "Middle-Age" Skin!

1938 A Wife Can Blame Herself If She Loses Love By Getting "Middle-Age" Skin! | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Collection: Ad*Access
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Five Cent War Trailer

In 1947, children launched an audacious chocolate bar revolt against candy manufacturers who raised the price of chocolate bars from five cents to eight cent...
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How Advertisers Convinced Americans They Smelled Bad via Gail Shipley

How Advertisers Convinced Americans They Smelled Bad via Gail Shipley | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
A schoolgirl and a former traveling Bible salesman helped turn deodorants and antiperspirants from niche toiletries into an $18 billion industry...
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McCarthyism

McCarthyism | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it

McCarthy gave hundreds of "witchunt" speeches aimed at stirring fear of communism into American's hearts. The text below is from his most famous speech at Wheeling,

"W.V. Five years after a world war has been won, men’s hearts should anticipate a long peace, and men’s minds should be free from the heavy weight that comes with war. But this is not such a period – for this is not a period of peace. This is a time of the "cold war". This is a time when all the world is split into two vast, increasingly hostile armed camps – a time of a great armaments race....

 

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