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A Pictorial History of Santa Claus | The Public Domain Review

A Pictorial History of Santa Claus | The Public Domain Review | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it

Contrary to what many believe, Santa Claus as we know him today - sleigh riding, gift-giving, rotund and white bearded with his distinctive red suit trimmed with white fur – was not the creation of the Coca Cola Company. Although their Christmas advertising campaigns of the 1930s and 40s were key to popularising the image, Santa can be seen in his modern form decades before Coca Cola’s illustrator Haddon Sundblom got to work. Prior to settling on his famed red garb and jolly bearded countenance, throughout the latter half of the 19th century, Santa morphed through a variety of different looks. From the description given in Clement Moore’s A Visit from St Nicholas in 1822, through the vision of artist Thomas Nast, and later Norman Rockwell, Mr Claus gradually shed his various guises and became the jolly red-suited Santa we know today."

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▶ KIDS REACT TO WALKMANS (Portable Cassette Players) - YouTube

Walkmans BONUS Reactions: http://goo.gl/qSqzcU NEW Vids Sun,Thurs & Sat! Subscribe: http://bit.ly/TheFineBros Watch all episodes of REACT http://goo.gl/4iDVa...
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18 Delightfully Artistic Vintage STD Posters

18 Delightfully Artistic Vintage STD Posters | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Here are a few classic government posters designed to help keep the men and women of America safe.
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"good time" girls....."juke joint sniper" looks like it's all their fault

 

but mercury knocks it out?

 

"A sailor doesn't have to prove he's a man"   ha

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This is what someone thought the iPad would look like, back in 2004 - The Next Web

This is what someone thought the iPad would look like, back in 2004 - The Next Web | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it

Before the iPad or even the iPhone was released, there were years of speculation on what portable products Apple would release. ....What’s perhaps most amazing is that this fan image accurately picked the name for a real Apple product that was released six years later in 2010. Apple was experimenting with the iPad back in 2004 as some prototypes of the device date back that far.

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Why Are Americans Giving Up Gum-Chewing?

Why Are Americans Giving Up Gum-Chewing? | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Why aren't Americans as interested in chewing gum as we used to be? Is it that we don't want to spend the money, we have better ways to freshen our breath, it's simply falling out of favor as a hab...
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Hunter S. Thompson’s Edgy 1990s Commercial for Apple’s Macintosh Computer

Hunter S. Thompson’s Edgy 1990s Commercial for Apple’s Macintosh Computer | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Contrary to what the past decade’s TV commercials may indicate, Apple’s advertising hasn’t always been so tepid and generic.
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▶ 1960s Sexist Ad When a woman's at the wheel - Goodyear Polyglass - YouTube

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MediaPost Publications Not Your Father's Norman Rockwell Cover Story Mad Men

MediaPost Publications Not Your Father's Norman Rockwell Cover Story  Mad Men | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Not Your Father's Norman Rockwell Cover Story - 02/26/2014

"t may look like a Norman Rockwell setting, but the cover story of next week's The Saturday Evening Post is guaranteed to be anything but, as it sets the stage for the final season of AMC's "Mad Men."

Written by "legendary" Hollywood reporter Jeanne Wolf, the cover story focuses on how the cast of the Madison Avenue noir series have grown individually over the course of seven seasons, and why "fans project so much love and hate on their characters."

The issue also pays homage to the "Mad Men" era with a feature on the “new” look of vintage ’60s-era art and advertising from the pages of The Saturday Evening Post....."

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MediaPost Publications Bruised Barbie's Social Storm Heads To Target 02/18/2014

MediaPost Publications Bruised Barbie's Social Storm Heads To Target 02/18/2014 | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Bruised Barbie's Social Storm Heads To Target - 02/18/2014

 

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Meanwhile, the kerfuffle caused by Barbie’s #unapologetic campaign, revealed last week, continues. Mattel declined to tell Marketing Daily how much it paid SI for the promotion, which includes 1,000 mock covers to be distributed as Toy Fair got underway last weekend, as well as a four-page interior spread. “As a savvy businesswoman (she’s had over 150 careers, after all!), Barbie does not disclose the terms of her partnerships,” the spokesperson says.

But Barbie is down on her luck -- and no one could blame her for getting a little desperate. Mattel, which recently revealed that Barbie’s sales nosedived 13% during the critical fourth quarter, invited the world to comment on the aging legend, rocking the same swimsuit she wore during the Eisenhower presidency...."

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ha ha "At 55, she’s increasingly invisible, no matter what she’s wearing. "

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If Instagram Had Been Around in the '80s, Your Bad Photos Would Have Looked Even Worse

If Instagram Had Been Around in the '80s, Your Bad Photos Would Have Looked Even Worse | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
If Instagram had been invented in the 1980s, your digital photos would have already been pixelated messes stored on cassettes or floppy disks. To see them, you would have had to snail-mail your camera roll to Instagram, so it could send the files back to you with awful filters applied.
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Do I Offend? by RedTango

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9 Iconic Brands That Could Soon Be Dead

9 Iconic Brands That Could Soon Be Dead | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Did you know that Volvo is struggling to sell cars in America? Or that the sandwich chain Quiznos is in serious debt?
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Jim's curator insight, February 3, 8:44 AM

Insights to why some well-known and previously entrenched brands may be headed out to pasture.

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▶ Alka-Seltzer TV Commercial Plop, plop, fizz, fizz oh what a relief it is Jingle

60s TV commercial with Speedy singing the Alka-Seltzer song. Plop plop, fizz fizz, oh what a relief it is!
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12 of the best ad jingles ever

12 of the best ad jingles ever | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Ready for an earworm or two? For six decades, advertisers have given us a slew of songs designed to get in our heads and stay there -- and sell a few products along the way.
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Free: British Pathé Puts Over 85,000 Historical Films on YouTube

Free: British Pathé Puts Over 85,000 Historical Films on YouTube | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
British Pathé was one of the leading producers of newsreels and documentaries during the 20th Century. This week, the company, now an archive, is turning over its entire collection -- over 85,000 historical films – to YouTube.
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12 Toys From the 1980s That Didn't Take Off

12 Toys From the 1980s That Didn't Take Off | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Many people of a certain age look back at the 1980s as the golden age of toys. But some action figures just didn't resonate—at least back then. Here are 12 rejected toys of the 80s that, in some cases, are now sought after by collectors.
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Wieden + Kennedy Finds Its First Ads Ever, Made for Nike, on Dusty Old Tapes

Wieden + Kennedy Finds Its First Ads Ever, Made for Nike, on Dusty Old Tapes | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Nike running: So easy, a caveman can do it? Wieden + Kennedy made quite the discovery earlier this month. The agency says it's "pretty damn pumped" to have finally found the first ads it ever made—which happen to be the first national broadcast ads Nike ever aired.
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Infographic: The Evolution of 18 Major Brand Logos From 1886 to Today

Infographic: The Evolution of 18 Major Brand Logos From 1886 to Today | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it

Logo lovers, —an infographic charting the evolution of 18 big-company logos, beginning with Coca-Cola in 1886 and Pepsi a decade later, and continuing through the Yahoos and Googles of the late 20th century.

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The First Cellphone Went on Sale 30 Years Ago for $4,000

The First Cellphone Went on Sale 30 Years Ago for $4,000 | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Somewhere in either Chicago, Baltimore or Washington, someone plunked down $3,995 to buy the first handheld cellphone on March 13, 1984.
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MMA France's curator insight, March 17, 5:59 AM

souvenirs

Tony mirando's curator insight, March 17, 7:49 PM

That's incredibly  crazy  then u could only talk today u can do everything I made this video. http://youtu.be/bQf4JC2gN2o

Stephen Lovell's curator insight, March 26, 7:56 PM

Kinda looks like the walky talky that I used as a lad. Has it really been 30 years and now billions of mobile device users all over the world. It's become the norm and the standard.

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▶ Top 10 Most Sexist Commercials of All Time! - YouTube

There was a lot to celebrate this year for women in the media. But some things aren't changing fast enough... Join the campaign: http://bit.ly/ChangeMedia
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35 Ads in 35 Years for Adweek's 35th Birthday [Video]

35 Ads in 35 Years for Adweek's 35th Birthday [Video] | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Since Adweek launched, there has been at least one culture-defining ad per year. Some won Lions and Clios, some became legendary for their own reasons, and some of them are in our compilation above. Feel free to let us know what others we should have included in our 35 for 35.
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5 Real-Life Events Predicted by Simpsons Jokes

5 Real-Life Events Predicted by Simpsons Jokes | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Last week, the internet was abuzz after The Simpsons predicted a Seahawks-Broncos Super Bowl. But that wasn't the first time the show told the future.
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Beauty Ads Are STILL Making The Same Promises They Did 50 Years Ago

Beauty Ads Are STILL Making The Same Promises They Did 50 Years Ago | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Much has changed in the world of beauty in the past few decades. The quality of makeup and skincare products has gotten higher, and so have the expectations of beauty placed upon women.
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11 Horrifyingly Offensive Vintage Ads

11 Horrifyingly Offensive Vintage Ads | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Always wish you had dimples? There's a contraption for that.

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Always wish you had dimples? There's a contraption for that.

From the depths of our nightmares comes 11 vintage ads selling everything from sauna exercise suits to "chin reducers." According to the ads, women can be too skinny, too fat and too smelly -- basically any adjective, we can be too much of it. While shaming women into buying products is not a new phenomenon, these ads are more offensive -- and ridiculous -- than most. Southern California artist, Cynthia Petrovic, chronicles these vintage body-shaming images on her Do I Offend? blog.

These images illustrate how openly absurd advertisements once were, while also reminding us how much sexism sneaks into advertising today. And while we've made some progress, we still have a ways to go."

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Olivia Loreth's curator insight, February 6, 12:41 PM

This is a video from Huffington Post with links to more of the sexist ads against women that are usually beauty related. The video shows a small gathering of some horribly frightening ads directed towards women. The frightening thing is, is that these ads not only were seen by women who undoubtedly were influenced by these ads, but also children, and helped to shape this society that we are stuck in now. The idea of perfection has always been a tool for advertisement and these ads definitely play off of that idea. The video stars a women who takes the audience through the ads, with commentary that pinpoints the sexism blatantly, but at the same time she seem to be making light of it to soften the blow. The women is reporting on "how far we've come" so that we can make fun of these horrible ads, she uses words like, "disgusting", "awful" and other words to persuade the audience to understand what she is pointing out. Not only are the ads awful, but the pictures too are a bit scary some of the contraptions they were selling. Some of the ads were funny just because they are the complete opposite of the ads we see today, like the one that told women how to gain weight instead of lose it. This video highlights some very interesting aspects of advertising from a time when advertising was first becoming something nearly uncontrollable. 

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30 Years After '1984': A Look Back at Apple's Mac Commercials

30 Years After '1984': A Look Back at Apple's Mac Commercials | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
On the 30th anniversary of Apple's "1984" TV spot, we look back at three decades of Mac commercials.
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bill grishaw's curator insight, February 17, 10:50 AM

Thank you for making computers more human.

Stephen Lovell's curator insight, March 26, 7:58 PM

A little nostalgia for all you Mac users out there  . .

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1950's Nestle's Quik jingle

A snippet from a 1950's TV commercial for Nestle's Quik featuring ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson and his dummies/puppets Danny 'O Day and Farfel. Features the "N--E-S-T-L-E-S Choco-late" jingle slogan line.

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