We have talked about all kinds of Marketing Channels here at Avalaunch Media, and at one point in time, these ads had their 15 minutes. Social standards have done their fair share of evolving across the years and in many cases, what use to be widely acceptable in the mainstream, is now deemed taboo. With this social-shift in mind, weve decided to highlight some old school advertisements in the gallery below that are definitive proof that the times they are a changing
Illegal to Kill a Woman?
Is it always illegal to kill a woman? As much as this might seem like a no-brainer, the topic was apparently up for debate in past generations. Rest assured, we looked it up and the answer is yes, it is always illegal to kill a woman.
Lane Bryant Chubbies
Maybe it was endearing back in the day when plus-size was the preferred size; however, calling bigger women Chubbies in this day and age will drastically increase your odds of being slapped across the face or with a law suit.
Cocaine Toothache Drops
Although the science behind these vintage cocaine toothache drops is tried and true (if you cant feel your face, you cant feel your tooth), the now-illegal substance is the last thing youd feed your children these days if youre looking to stay out of prison that is.
The process of courtship has evolved across the years, and although there are many ways to approach a woman, recent studies have shown that blatantly blowing smoke in her face, as your method of seduction, will have the same result as casually offering her chloroform AKA she will not be following you anywhere.
A Girl Around the House
Were not sure whether the modern Womens Rights organizations or the Animal Cruelty societies would show the biggest resistance toward this vintage ad campaign but one thing is for sure, the black and white print is not the only outdated element in this message.
Yeah, last we checked the Surgeon General has advised us that infants and alcohol dont mix. While Blatz Beer might have been a refreshing beverage for the mother in its day, the modern interpretation of this ads fine print is: Itll get your kid drunk!
More Doctors Smoke Camels
Speaking of the Surgeon General, we have a sneaking suspicion that this physician-endorsed Camel Cigarettes advertisement was released in the years prior to the connection made between cigarettes and cancer. Just a hunch.