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Dr Pepper Museum - History Of Dr Pepper

Dr Pepper Museum - History Of Dr Pepper | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it

"A History of Dr Pepper, the World's Oldest Major Soft Drink Dr Pepper Company is the oldest major manufacturer of soft drink concentrates and syrups in the United States.

It is America's unique flavor and was created, manufactured and sold beginning in 1885 in the Central Texas town of Waco.

 

Dr Pepper is a “native Texan,” originating at Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store. It is the oldest of the major brand soft drinks in America. Like its flavor, the origin of Dr Pepper is out-of-the-ordinary. Charles Alderton, a young pharmacist working at Morrison's store, is believed to be the inventor of the now famous drink. Alderton spent most of his time mixing up medicine for the people of Waco, but in his spare time he liked to serve carbonated drinks at the soda fountain. He liked the way the drug store smelled, with all of the fruit syrup flavor smells mixing together in the air. He decided to to create a drink that tasted like that smell. He kept a journal, and after numerous experiments he finally hit upon a mixture of fruit syrups that he liked....

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10 Wacky Grooming Products from the 1970s

10 Wacky Grooming Products from the 1970s | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
I’d like to say that we Baby Boomers were savvy shoppers in our youth—that we never fell for fancy packaging or seductive advertisements. I’d like to say that, but I’d be lying. Why else would we have slapped down our hard-earned baby-sitting money on products like these in the eternal quest to look and smell our best?
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10 Confessions of Car Salesmen

10 Confessions of Car Salesmen | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
It may look like a world of balloons and bad tweed. But making a living on the lot is anything but a Sunday drive.
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12 Cruel Anti-Suffragette Cartoons

12 Cruel Anti-Suffragette Cartoons | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Ninety-five years ago, American women won the right to vote. But not before they were ridiculed and vilified.
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40 Cringeworthy Men's Fashion Ads From the 70s

40 Cringeworthy Men's Fashion Ads From the 70s | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
They cannot be unseen.
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Mad Men and the Coke Jingle Theory

Mad Men and the Coke Jingle Theory - The Message - Medium
On Billy Davis, the black advertising legend who made the hit song that plays the series out
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Media Made Women | | Sally Edelstein Collage | DEFROSTING THE COLD WAR

Media Made Women | | Sally Edelstein Collage | DEFROSTING THE COLD WAR | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Satirical Vignettes-Sally Edelstein Collage artist/author coolly curates the Cold War Culture of Mad Men,Happy Housewives & other Space Age media stereotypes of 50s 60s,70s
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The Maddeningly Mad Men World of Sexual Harassment

The Maddeningly Mad Men World of Sexual Harassment | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
As the rumblings of the embryonic women's movement began to be heard in 1970, some women in the workplace began quietly grumbling too. Even as working women began taking baby steps in their Enna Je...
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Listen to Thomas Edison's 'talking dolls' and know the voice of the devil

Listen to Thomas Edison's 'talking dolls' and know the voice of the devil | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
In the late 19th century, Thomas Edison harnessed the power of the underworld and redirected it into the bodies of thousands of tiny "Talking Dolls."
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Ignorant Armies: Private Snafu Goes to War

Ignorant Armies: Private Snafu Goes to War | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Between 1943 and 1945, with the help of Warner Bros.' finest, the U.S. Army produced a series of 27 propaganda cartoons depicting the calamitous adventures of Private Snafu. Mark David Kaufman explores the overarching theme of containment and how one film inadvertently let slip one of the war's greatest secrets.
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cartoon characters and propaganda

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13 Vintage Internet Ads Begging You to Get Online

13 Vintage Internet Ads Begging You to Get Online | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
From a time when ISPs actually had to sell people on the idea of using the Internet.
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Brands Turn Back the Clock and Show Us the World #IfThe80sNeverStopped

Brands Turn Back the Clock and Show Us the World #IfThe80sNeverStopped | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
The 1980s were a special decade. Disco was experiencing its death rattle; Ronald Reagan was the president for almost the entire span; cellphones were as big as bricks; and fashion, oh the fashion was just—tubular.
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41 Brand Names People Use as Generic Terms

41 Brand Names People Use as Generic Terms | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
You might be surprised to learn that some of these words are trademarked.
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Toilet Paper History: How America Convinced the World to Wipe

Toilet Paper History: How America Convinced the World to Wipe | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Since the dawn of time, people have found nifty ways to clean up after the bathroom act. But the idea of a commercial product designed solely to wipe one's bum? That started about 150 years ago, right here in the U.S.A.
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Advertising Slogans

Advertising Slogans | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it

Can you pick the brand names that have used the given slogans or ad campaigns?

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Joelle Gastambide's curator insight, June 22, 3:57 AM

Petit jeu des slogans publicitaires, combien en reconnaitrez-vous ?
... dommage c'est en anglais.

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32 Honest Company Slogans

32 Honest Company Slogans | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Cliff Dickens Honest Slogans site is a treasure trove of corporate truths – here are some of our favourites. 1. You Tube 2. Adobe 3. Google  4. Ben and Jerry’s 5. Pizza Hut 6. Linked In 7. Men’s Health 8. Victoria’s Secret 9. Yellow Pages 10. Chapstick 11. Frosties 12. iTunes 13. Netflix 14. Harley-Davidson …
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Catharine Bramkamp's curator insight, June 11, 1:22 PM

This is a classic writing prompt: what if companies told the truth?  What if we said, buy this beer so you will think, after four, that you are irresistible?   Of course, everyone knows dreams and promises are far more popular than reality and experience.

Still, at  the very least we should make an effort to promote clever and somewhat honest advertising.  Just because it's fun.

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10 Wacky Grooming Products from the 1970s

10 Wacky Grooming Products from the 1970s | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
I’d like to say that we Baby Boomers were savvy shoppers in our youth—that we never fell for fancy packaging or seductive advertisements. I’d like to say that, but I’d be lying. Why else would we have slapped down our hard-earned baby-sitting money on products like these in the eternal quest to look and smell our best?
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I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke

I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
The debate about Mad Men’s ending may continue for years, but no one can debate the fact that Coca Cola has succeeded in getting the world to buy a Coke. With the final image of Don Draper meditati...
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A Sweet Mothers Day

A Sweet Mothers Day | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
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"A woman never forgets the man who remembers"


"In 1939 Whitman’s launched Samplers most famous advertising campaign “A Woman Never Forgets The Man Who Remembers” the campaign remained popular for 2 decades"

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Sampling of Whitman’s Ads
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Quiz: Do You Remember What These Ads Were Actually Trying to Sell?

Quiz: Do You Remember What These Ads Were Actually Trying to Sell? | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Do you ever remember a favorite ad campaign, but realize you've completely forgotten what the ad was actually trying to sell? It happens to the best of us.
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Ken Morrison's comment, May 8, 5:57 PM
Fun Fact: when I show the cat hurding video to my ESL students, some usually think it is about 'cat hurting'.
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Quiz: Can You Match the Brand With Its Original Logo?

Quiz: Can You Match the Brand With Its Original Logo? | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Logos can say a lot about a brand, and just as companies and products change over time, so too do their icons. Even the most high-profile companies are constantly tweaking their visual branding, sometimes with a dramatic overhaul and sometimes in far more nuanced ways.
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File:Private Snafu - Booby Traps.ogv - Wikimedia Commons

File:Private Snafu - Booby Traps.ogv - Wikimedia Commons | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
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sexism and propaganda

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10 Snack Foods Originally Sold as Medicines

10 Snack Foods Originally Sold as Medicines | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
There was a time when you could have subsisted on graham crackers, Moxie and Goo-Goo Clusters and called it a healthy diet.
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