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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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Binders Full of Women | Know Your Meme

Binders Full of Women | Know Your Meme | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
According to Mitt Romney, he looked at “binders full of women” during his search for senior-level staff during his time as Governor of Massachusetts.
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Rickroll | Know Your Meme

Rickroll | Know Your Meme | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Rickrolling is a bait and switch: a person provides a web link that he or she claims is relevant to the topic at hand (like this one), but the link actually takes the user to the 1987 Rick Astley music video for “Never Gonna Give You Up.”...
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Know Your Meme: Ancient Aliens

Is it possible that the Internet was created not by scientists or engineers, but by a stroke of genius owed to a brilliant mind? Could it have been the work of Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, the leading theoretician in the field of Ancient Astronaut Theory? Internet scientist Forest investigates.

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Mad Men’s Minimalist Subway Ads Get Hilarious Street Art Remixes | In the Air: Art+Auction's Gossip Column | ARTINFO.com

Mad Men’s Minimalist Subway Ads Get Hilarious Street Art Remixes | In the Air: Art+Auction's Gossip Column | ARTINFO.com | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
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Everyone knows that “Mad Men” isn’t just a television show. It’s an unstoppable cultural force. In four short-skirt-chasing seasons, AMC’s gin-soaked Eisenhower-era costume drama has been credited with sparking a conflagration of retro fads: the Gentleman’s Haircut, oysters, pencil skirts, gimlets, masculinity on men, breasts on women, the name Betty on women under eighty, and now… street art? The ubiquitous posters promoting Mad Men’s March 25 return splashed across the New York subway system have launched a swath of guerrilla remixes and new street art meme."

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