Even though you might deny it, it won’t change the fact that you live in a world created by marketers. Advertising is a powerful force that had shaped our attitudes and behavior since the early 19th-century when it got into newspapers, and the early 1940s when it got into television.
With great power comes great responsibility, but try telling that to someone working in the advertising field in the early 20th century. Even today, advertising doesn’t try very hard to conform to moral standards, but after looking back at some offensive, racist, sexist and over-the-top funny ads – today’s commercials are as good as gold.
Besides being sexist ads, they were also full of lies promoting unhealthy habits. Interesting fact – the first vintage ad to use a sexual sell was created by a woman for soap as early as 1911. The campaign was so successful, that the slogan “A Skin You Love To Touch” was used until the 1940s. Whether we like it or not, it is a piece of history worth seeing for everyone. Enjoy these offensive vintage ads and banned commercials and do take them lightheartedly.