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Paula Zargaj-Reynolds
Interests: marketing, advertising, direct response
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The Coke bottle was designed in the early 20th century by Earl R. Dean. It may be the most iconic glass bottle in the world. Small wonder it often appears in artwork. Work by Dianne Massey Dunbar: Works by Kate Brinkworth: Work by Alvin Richard: Work by Nance Danforth (available for purchase here): Works by Sally Thorp: Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Advertising Is Good For You
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The woman to the far right, in the lavender dress, seems to have stepped in something. How unpleasant. 1958 Pepsi-Cola ad found at leifpeng. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Found in Mom's Basement
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Wish I knew the genius who said this first. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Advertising Is Good For You
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Amazing oil paintings of popular brands by James Neil Hollingsworth. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Advertising Is Good For You
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1960s ads for hair color that covers gray and rinses that make gray look better — though when we baby boomers were kids, we all knew at least one silver-haired woman whose gray hair looked kinda blueish. No amount of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Found in Mom's Basement
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Because, really, who else would hang weaponry over the urinals? And who would else have side-by-side urinals in his own house? The answer is cigar king Richard Deer. That's him to the right. This is just one of the incredibly tacky expensive rooms in his 23,000-square-foot Indiana mansion. See more rooms here. By the way, it's on the market for $5.5 million. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Advertising Is Good For You
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The other day, I read that Avon's sales are down. The door-to-door cosmetics business model isn't working as well it used to. There was a time, though, when Avon presented women — especially women who were married and had children... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Found in Mom's Basement
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Candice Bergen has been in the news a lot lately. Her second set of memoirs, Fine Romance, is out and she's doing the publicity circuit. She did a lot of modeling when she was in her 20s in the 1960s.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Found in Mom's Basement
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Found at Black Kitschtory Month. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Found in Mom's Basement
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Fashion page from 1953 issue of Family Circle magazine: 1950s ad for McCall home sewing patterns: Ad for Coro jewelry from a 1959 issue of Mademoiselle magazine: Found at alsis35, Vintage Ad Browser Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Found in Mom's Basement
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Stretch pants in every color. A page from a 1968 Spiegel catalog: Found at Eva Kalenska. Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Found in Mom's Basement
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margaretthatcheris110%SEXY That's Edward Snowden's example of a secure password. Learn more here. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Advertising Is Good For You
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Old ad for Cashmere Bouquet face powder. Found at Millie Motts. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Found in Mom's Basement
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This 1960s ad for men's Broomsticks pants looks too much like a gang rape about to happen. Ick. Found at Izismile. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Found in Mom's Basement
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Vintage spice packaging. Found at Neato Coolville. Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Found in Mom's Basement
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Pentagram created this Mad Men bench. It features a "steel plate seat and back with a powder-coated black finish on a concrete base." The bench sits outside the Time & Life Building at 1271 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan, which just happens to be the fictional home of Sterling Cooper. Did you watch the premiere last night? It was meh. But this is the last season so of course I'll keep watching. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Advertising Is Good For You
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Boston's record-breaking, soul-crushing winter knocked the wind out of me. Seriously, this was the most miserable winter of my life. But Spring is finally arriving. We still have patches of snow in our yard, but I also see the tips of daffodils and tulips coming up. This campaign for Cedro Textil seemed the perfect way to start this week. Enjoy. Created by Reciclo Comunicação, Brazil. Via adeevee Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Advertising Is Good For You
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Vintage ad from America's Dairy Association ca. 1942. Found at Vividiom. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Found in Mom's Basement
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Lady in the Shoe Spaghetti 1974 recipe from old Tabasco advertising 1 pound ground beef 1 can Campbell's Cheddar Cheese Soup 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 tsp. prepared mustard 1 tsp. Tabasco pepper sauce Cook spaghetti in salted, boiling water until tender. Brown ground beef. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer 15... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Hey, my mom used to make that!
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Terrifying. Funny. Disturbing. Cornball. Everything a good Lawrence Welk clip should be. Click here to watch the most bizarre Lawrence Welk Show performance ever recorded. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Found in Mom's Basement
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Advertising Is Good For You
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The Salvation Army has tapped into the viral conversation that is The Dress to create an ad against domestic violence. Click ad to enlarge it. Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at Advertising Is Good For You
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A very progressive family planning ad from the 1980s. Found at The Guardian. Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at Found in Mom's Basement