The modern man in Barcelona in 1940 uses…
Via @1964Manel 

The modern man in Barcelona in 1940 uses…

Via @1964Manel 

The program is only the excuse to get you to watch the advertising. Without the ads there would be no programs. Advertising is the true content of television and if it does not remain so, then advertisers will cease to support the medium, and television will cease to exist as the popular entertainment it presently is.

Jerry Mander in Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television.

The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.

Malcolm X

DollarShaveClub.com - Our Blades Are F***ing Great. Best Startup commercial ever!

(Source: youtube.com)

It’s time to move on… Collapsing Cooling Towers

/by ecotricity /via @Ernex

Five of your favorite friends: Barbie commercial from 1965 feat. American Girl, Midge, Skipper, Allan and Ken. Introducing new bend legs.

(Source: youtube.com)

jaymug:

Denver Water Billboard - Use only what you need

jaymug:

Denver Water Billboard - Use only what you need

Piccadilly Circus in 1944 with great pieces of advertising all over. Excellent quality color film. 

(Source: youtube.com)

Canal+ “The Bear” by BETC Paris

/by BETCEuroRSCGParis

Did you notice the car commercial actually mentioned the qualities of the product?…shock absorbers, water proof ignition, safety-rim wheels…what happened to driving up mountains becoming the person you always wanted to be through purchasing a car, and such? Did companies in the 1950’s actually compete by making better products instead of better commercials? What a concept.

nikancuole on a DeSoto car commercial from 1951 on YouTube