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Soap, Sex, and Cigarettes: A Cultural History of American Advertising

Product DescriptionThis book is an examination of how American advertising both mirrors society and creates it. From the first newspaper advertisement in colonial times to the latest Web sites for advertising agencies, Soap, Sex and Cigarettes explores how advertising grew in America, how products and brands were produced and promoted, and how advertisements and agencies reflect and introduce cultural trends and issues. The threads of art, industry, culture, and technology unify the work. The text is chronological in its organization and is lavishly illustrated with advertisements…. More >> Soap, Sex, and Cigarettes: A Cultural History of American Advertising Read More »

History of Advertising General 1950 – 1970

DescriptionIt’s a sad truth that when it comes to television, the advertisements are often more entertaining than the actual programs themselves. This 2-DVD set gives a fairly complete panorama of the first decades of television advertising. Lots of the ads are classics. Others are a good reminder that television standards have changed a good deal over time. For example, did you know that cigarettes were once advertised on television? Another entertaining ad tries to convince children to eat Cheerios and drink V8 juice at the same time. A lot of the ads were shot by the Jam Handy organization, which ... Read More »

Adland: A Global History of Advertising

ISBN13: 9780749448370 Condition: NEW Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark. Click here to view our Condition Guide and Shipping Prices Product DescriptionAdland is a ground-breaking examination of modern advertising, from its origins in the 19th century to the evolution of the current advertising landscape. Bestselling author and journalist Mark Tungate examines key developments in advertising, from print, radio, and television advertisements to the opportunities afforded by digital media — podcasting, text messaging, and interactive campaigns. Adland focuses on key players in the industry and features exclusive interviews with leading names in international advertising, including Tom Bernadin, CEO of ... Read More »

A History of Advertising

Product DescriptionThis title presents the evolution of the ad. The history of western advertising is a long one, starting as early as the 1630s, when frenchman Theophraste Renaudot placed the first advertising notes in La Gazette de France, or in 1786, when William Tayler began to offer his services as “Agent to the Country’s Printers, Booksellers, etc.,” but the first time that the term “advertising agency” was used dates back to 1842, when Volney B. Palmer created his agency in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Widely considered to represent the birth of the modern advertising, this date marks the beginning of a creative ... Read More »

What Credit Card Would You Recommend For Someone Trying To Re-establish Good Credit History?

I have decent credit but I had cancelled all my cards when trying to get out of debt. I am now free of all unsecured debt but I need to have a card so in the future I won’t be hurt by having no credit. I’m thinking I want a card with no annual fee and a low APR. The card would only be used very occassionally and paid off immediately. I have no desire to repeat previous mistakes. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good card for this purpose? Read More »