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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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That Time Donald Duck was a Nazi

That Time Donald Duck was a Nazi | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Disney has its fair share of questionable cartoons in the archives and over the years, the company has been accused of everything from racism to sexism, the promotion of drug use and even pedophilia.
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Whiskey Toothpaste

Whiskey Toothpaste | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Whiskey Toothpaste - Uncategorized Toothpaste, Whiskey 1961
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John Ward's curator insight, December 8, 2013 6:53 AM

Now theres somthing that should never of left the market place!

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Who Killed the Catchphrase?

Who Killed the Catchphrase? | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Besides the Super Bowl and the Oscars, few of us are watching the same thing on TV and talking about it the next day.

 

"...A major reason behind the shift is the new way we watch TV. We’re no longer a televisual monoculture, glued to the same three or four channels each night and held hostage to their commercial breaks. Now we either skip over ads on DVRs, sort of watch them on Hulu or the Internet while sort of checking Twitter on our phones, or dispense with them altogether in favor of premium-cable or pirated shows. With our diminishing attention spans, advertisers can’t always afford to wait 25 seconds to deliver the knockpunch"

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12 Words and Phrases That Originated in the Funny Pages

12 Words and Phrases That Originated in the Funny Pages | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, newspaper comic strips were as influential in molding American pop culture (and the way we spoke) as television and social media are today.
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25 Words You Might Not Know Are Trademarked

25 Words You Might Not Know Are Trademarked | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Many of the items we use every day, like zippers and escalators, were once brand names. Even heroin, which no one should use any day, was a brand name. Here are some trademarked names that are often used as generic terms.

 

Jet Ski, Bubble Wrap, Onesies, Jacuzzi, Crockpot, Fluffernutter, Frisbie, Hula Hoop, Slip 'n Slide, Chapstick, Kleenex, Ping-Pong, PowerPoint, Q-tips, Rollerblade, Scotch Tape, Jell-O, Tupperware, Velcro, Weed Eater, Wite-out, Band-Aids, Zamboni, Taser

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Neil Gains's curator insight, November 24, 2013 6:58 PM

It's always good to invent your own category ... names are important for brands.

Jennifer Beever's curator insight, November 26, 2013 7:10 PM

Good to know! It's very difficult to remain "above the law" in marketing, when so many brand names become household words!

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11 Photos of 1980s Malls That Will, Like, Totally Blow Your Mind

11 Photos of 1980s Malls That Will, Like, Totally Blow Your Mind | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Of the thousands of images that photographer Michael Galinsky took in malls during the summer of 1989, this one really seems to strike a nerve, but not necessarily because of the big bangs and acid-washed leggings, he says.
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80s -let those styles never come back

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Bob Dylan "Like A Rolling Stone" - Official Interactive Video!

Bob Dylan "Like A Rolling Stone" - Official Interactive Video! | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Revolutionary technology sparks first official video for Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone"
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Keep Your Mouth Shut WWII propaganda Norman McLaren- NFB.ca blog

Keep Your Mouth Shut WWII propaganda Norman McLaren- NFB.ca blog | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Discover Keep Your Mouth Shut (1944), a surreal and macabre invitation to shush your mouth, courtesy of Norman McLaren.
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12 Unusual Mid-Century Pageant Queens

12 Unusual Mid-Century Pageant Queens | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
In the mid-20th century, businesses began to see the huge commercial possibilities of holding a contest where pretty girls would compete just for the honor of representing their product or main export.
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Kids React to Controversial Cheerios Commercial

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19 Things You Might Not Know Were Invented by Women

19 Things You Might Not Know Were Invented by Women | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Necessity isn't the only mother of invention. Though it wasn't always easy to get patents or the credit they deserved, women are responsible for many items we use today.
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Honest Slogans Say The Truths Hidden By Advertisinghttp://www.designtaxi.com/news/361554/Honest-Slogans-Say-The-Truths-Hidden-By-Advertising Honest Slogans Say The Truths Hidden By Advertising

Honest Slogans Say The Truths Hidden By Advertisinghttp://www.designtaxi.com/news/361554/Honest-Slogans-Say-The-Truths-Hidden-By-Advertising Honest Slogans Say The Truths Hidden By Advertising | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Honest Slogans Say The Truths Hidden By Advertising

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Tumblr site ‘Honest Slogans’ takes a dig at various brand slogans with their tongue-in-cheek interpretations of what people really think.

Check out a few of these humorously edited slogans, and view the rest here.

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Are Magazines Downplaying the Figures of Plus-Size Stars?

Are Magazines Downplaying the Figures of Plus-Size Stars? | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it

"Elle magazine has come under fire for allegedly downplaying the plus-size figure of actress Melissa McCarthy on its latest cover. Critics are saying Elle purposely tried to hide the Bridesmaids star by putting her in an oversize coat that covered most of her body. (Or, in the words of Slate writer June Thomas, a coat “so huge that [McCarthy] could hide her Mike and Molly co-star Billy Gardel underneath.”) Meanwhile, Elle’s other November cover stars (the magazine is running separate covers featuring six different actresses for its "Women in Hollywood” issue) got to show considerably more skin..."

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15 Fun Phrases That Were Popularized During Prohibition

15 Fun Phrases That Were Popularized During Prohibition | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Prohibition ended 80 years ago today, but the colorful colloquialisms it brought about will live on forever. We’ll drink to that!
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“Frisky Whiskey”: Aged 30 days by radiation

“Frisky Whiskey”: Aged 30 days by radiation | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
"Frisky Whiskey": Aged 30 days by radiation - Uncategorized Atomic, Radiation, Whiskey c. 1963 - 1965
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Ad Recall: Why That Ad Wasn't as Awesome as You Thought-brand linkage

Ad Recall: Why That Ad Wasn't as Awesome as You Thought-brand linkage | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
In 1971, a luggage brand introduced an ad featuring a gorilla beating up on a suitcase that would become one of the most famous in advertising history.
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on brand linkage

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Cory Kelly's curator insight, December 2, 2013 5:44 PM

#brandlinkage: the difference between good and bad #adrecall

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5 Beloved Traditions Invented to Make You Buy Stuff

5 Beloved Traditions Invented to Make You Buy Stuff | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Here's how some popular traditions came about, including diamond engagement rings and the ubiquitous green-bean casserole.
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It's a Steal! How Columbia House Made Money Giving Away Music

It's a Steal! How Columbia House Made Money Giving Away Music | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
If you grew up in the pre-MP3 era, chances are you had at least one go-round as a member of Columbia House’s mail-order music club.

 

"..the clubs generally weren’t buying their records from labels and then selling them. Instead, the clubs would acquire the master tapes of records and press their own copies on the cheap. Moreover, remember those “bonus” or “free” records you got for signing up for the clubs? The clubs generally didn’t pay any royalties at all on those, which further slashed their costs..."

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Watch the Surf Punks Explain the Latest Slang in this '80s News Report

Watch the Surf Punks Explain the Latest Slang in this '80s News Report | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Slang has to start somewhere. According to this late '80s video report, the kids were picking it up from California.
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Eye Candy: 7 Psychedelic NFB Posters -

Eye Candy: 7 Psychedelic NFB Posters - | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
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Wear Celluloid Collars and Cuffs (ca.1870) | The Public Domain Review

Wear Celluloid Collars and Cuffs (ca.1870) | The Public Domain Review | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it

A charming set of 19th Century American trade cards, advertising - via the medium of a frog and gnome-like character - collars and cuffs made of a waterproof linen (celluloid). After the Civil War there was a huge boom in advertising throughout the United States. The new widespread network of railroads which covered the land enabled the mass production of industrial and consumer goods on a scale never seen before and with this rise in goods came also a need to rise above the competition via eye-catching adverts. Advertising spread to a huge variety of media, including catalogues, broadsides, newspapers and sets of advertising cards like those featured here, miniature posters, about the size of a postcard, which were handed out as souvenirs at major expositions."

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This 1976 Commercial Shows How People Never Used To Feel About Kmart

This 1976 Commercial Shows How People Never Used To Feel About Kmart | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it

In the company's early history about a hundred years ago, a now-familiar brand was called Kresge. That doesn't roll off the tongue very easily, so in the '60s they changed their name to Kmart. ....Witness these vintage ads."

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gitbew's comment, October 24, 2013 1:59 AM
Pretty simple..
Jemma Tanner's curator insight, October 28, 2013 9:00 AM

One skill that is necessary in Humanities is the skill of recognising that things change over time. Even though these are only advertisements, being able to recognise the subtle differences between decades is important, for example fashion and technology. As outlined in the AusVELS curriculum, this skill is important in developing concepts of chronology and the ability to order and sequence. I might use this as a short warm up activity/discussion before diving into an in-depth lesson on chronology.

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Kids React to Controversial Cheerios Commercial

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controversy from earlier in the year..some adults could learn a lot from these kids

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How Cereal Transformed American Culture

How Cereal Transformed American Culture | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
More than a century ago, Christian fundamentalists invented cereal to promote a healthy lifestyle free of sin. Little did they know, their creation would eventually be used to promote everything from radio and cartoons to Mr.
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Battle Creek The Silicon Valley of its day

 

great overview

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House of the Future (1957) Promotional Film - Rare Video - ViRT News

House of the Future (1957) Promotional Film - Rare Video - ViRT News | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
The house of the future as it once was. Had it all worked out, you'd have had all these conveniences today.
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all dishes in future plastic...one zone for irradiated foods--the dream of reality brought by Monsanto-egads!-plastic world

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