How to read the ad in the 1950s
The 1950s were not the year we thought they’d be.
And they weren’t even the decade we thought about when it came to ads.
In fact, they weren�t even the last decade of advertising in the United States.
The 50s, according to the National Advertising Division, were the decade when advertisers began to use more and more unconventional ads to reach their audiences.
And if you want to learn more about how this advertising era came to an end, there�s plenty to learn from the ads of the 50s.
So let�s get to the basics, shall we?
How did the 50-somethings advertise?
The advertising industry has been around for almost 300 years.
In the early days, advertising was mainly done for profit.
Advertisers could spend up to $10,000 to get a single message across.
The industry had been growing steadily for decades before the 1950 boom, but there was a great deal of uncertainty in the advertising marketplace.
People thought the advertising market would explode when the stock market went up and the dollar value of everything was going to skyrocket.
There were a lot of things that people didn�t understand and they were all trying to make money.
“I believe that we should be very cautious in the future.
We can�t do anything that could be seen as risky.
We should be cautious with our money,” said Bill Shoup, a retired advertising executive who now teaches advertising at Cornell University.
While advertising was growing in the U.S., the advertising industry in Canada was slowing down.
With the advent of television in the early 1960s, advertising began to become more mainstream in the world.
At the time, the major advertisers were all in the business of creating advertisements for things like cars and airplanes, for example.
It wasn�t until the late 1960s that ads began to be produced for people like children, people with disabilities and other special needs.
By the early 70s, ads for children were starting to be more than just children�s toys.
When the first ads appeared in newspapers and magazines in the mid-1950s, there was much controversy over how much money was being spent on the ads.
One ad for a shoe company called Happy Feet was seen as a ripoff of the Happy Feet character in the animated television series.
Some companies took the opportunity to create ads for drugs, like cocaine, to try and sell drugs in the 1960s.
Another time, a woman named Shirley Riggs was found dead in a New York City apartment.
She had died of AIDS.
An ad for the brand of toothpaste featured a woman with long hair who could easily be mistaken for a character from the 1960�s TV show Beauty and the Beast.
For many advertisers, the 50 years of advertising were the height of experimentation.
But that didn�ts mean advertising was free of criticism.
Many ad agencies would make changes to their ads to make them more interesting, say, to get younger audiences in.
But that didn’t always work.
As more people started buying television sets, advertising started to shift away from novelty to more commercial messages.
And then, in the late 1970s, the advertising world was rocked by the explosion of crack cocaine, a drug with a terrible impact on society.
We�re all talking about crack now.
We don�t want to do anything, says David Munk, a former advertising executive.
I feel like I should have had my way.
I�m so angry with the government for allowing this to happen, he said.
Today, there is no such thing as a safe product, but a safer product is an advertisement.
Why is the 50 cent coin such a big deal?
There was one ad for $5.75 in the National Film and Television Archive that had 50 cents in it.
It was from a 1950s radio ad for an American bank called the First National Bank of Chicago.
What did that coin say?
It said: The first dollar ever.
That coin was minted in Chicago, according in the ad.
First National Bank was one of the first banks in the country to accept cash and would soon become the largest in the nation.
How many ads were there in the 50 cents?
At least five different ads, according a Smithsonian report.
Here are some other interesting facts about the 50 Cent coin:It was the first American coin to have the word “first” on the obverse and the word �second� on the reverse.
It also is the first U.N. coin to be issued in both silver and gold.