Archive for Autos

Look Once, Look Twice, and Look Again! (October, 1951)

Posted in 1950-1959, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , , , on June 17, 2017 by WB Kelso

 

 

Why Hate Yourself? (April, 1961)

Posted in 1960-1969, Vintage Ads with tags , , on March 30, 2017 by WB Kelso

 

 

You Can Pay More But You Can’t Buy Better! (October, 1951)

Posted in 1950-1959, Vintage Ads with tags , , , on November 4, 2015 by WB Kelso

 
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Brilliantly New in Beauty and Performance! (November, 1956)

Posted in 1950-1959, Vintage Ads with tags , , , on July 12, 2015 by WB Kelso

 
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Fierce and Ferocious (February, 1965)

Posted in 1960-1969, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , on July 20, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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Take a Look, that’s All We Ask (October, 1938)

Posted in 1930-1939, Vintage Ads with tags , , on July 2, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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Do It Today, Not ‘Someday.’ (May, 1970)

Posted in 1970-1979, Vintage Ads with tags , , , on June 3, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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There’s a Surprise in Every Box (November, 1968)

Posted in 1960-1969, Vintage Ads with tags , , , on March 18, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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There Has Never Been a Car Like This! (September, 1957)

Posted in 1950-1959, Vintage Ads with tags , , , on March 5, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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From Wikipedia: Historians have advanced several theories in an effort to explain the Edsel’s failure. Popular culture often faults the car’s styling. Consumer Reports has alleged that poor workmanship was the Edsel’s chief problem. Marketing experts hold the Edsel up as a supreme example of the corporate culture’s failure to understand American consumers. Business analysts cite the weak internal support for the product inside Ford’s executive offices. According to author and Edsel scholar Jan Deutsch, the Edsel was “the wrong car at the wrong time.”… The Edsel is most notorious for being a marketing disaster. Indeed, the name “Edsel” became synonymous with the “real-life” commercial failure of the predicted “perfect” product or product idea. Similar ill-fated products have often been colloquially referred to as “Edsels” … And since the Edsel program was such a debacle, it gave marketers a vivid illustration of how not to market a product.

Look Fine for ’39! Come See Why the Moderns are Saying: ‘It’s a Beauty!’ (October, 1938)

Posted in 1930-1939, Vintage Ads with tags , , on February 13, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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