One Berlin funeral service's strategy for drumming up new business.
, the subway billboard was "done by Jung Von Matt/Spree Berlin advertising agency for brand: Bergemann & Sohn in Germany. It was released in the Sep 2006."
One of the less-alluringly named nostrums.
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Much iconography that was once taken for granted as part of our culture now means nothing to people. Does any youth of today understand that a Napolean hat = crazy?
A solution without a problem.
much easier than scooping a dollop of vanilla ice cream into a glass of root beer. Now with limited flavor choices!
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.
Sketch Magazine, April 1908
Parker Brothers bought the commercial rights to the
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?
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.