In the days before Mr. Clean, there was Monkey Brand. Though it seems an odd choice for whatever ad man thought this up to figure that people would associate a grinning monkey with clean dishes.
Source: Sketch Magazine, April 1908
Parker Brothers bought the commercial rights to the Ouija Board
in 1966. Based on this 1968 ad, I'm guessing that they were wary of marketing it as a device for communicating with dead people. Instead, they tried to sell it as a kind of Magic 8-Ball. But really, who would ask a Ouija board such boring questions?
Source: Radio Mirror magazine
, April 1934.
for other examples posted on WU of the ad industry's campaign to scare everyone into buying products to get rid of unwanted body odor.
"I'm so dumb I can't even pronounce 'aluminum!'"
As Alex showed us earlier, Florida merited a celestial spotlight to be shone upon it. But it was not the only favored land!
Original ad here.
I do believe I've featured Volto before, but I could not resist another encounter with him. Hope you all agree he deserves more fame!
The Complete Volto Archives here.
This is really four commercials back to back. I like that sentient bananas are willing to strip their skins off and sacrifice themselves for humans.
Number three has one of the typical vintage representations of a cannibal for you to marvel at.