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Marlboro cigarettes were originally marketed as a 'woman's cigarette.' The brand didn't catch on until the repositioning featuring the Marlboro Man.
Posted at 06:00 AM in Advertising from the 1950s, Advertising Trivia, Creepy Vintage Advertising, Vintage Ads, Vintage Advertising to Women, Vintage Tobacco Advertising | Permalink
Looking at it in the context of today's world, this ad is wrong on so many levels...
15 April 2008 at 10:57 AM
They must have "caught on" on some level, because Philip Morris had been marketing Marlboros to women since 1924. This ad appeared thirty years later (it's from 1955).
24 April 2008 at 03:16 PM
look at that baby's face. looks like an old man. isn't great that the advertisers have always given us such wonderful advice to make us so healthy and strong. and that just goes to show, they care about us first, and then , the money. in a parallel universe, that is.
13 December 2009 at 01:47 PM
Nothing says take a drag like a tearful baby with a leprachaun foiled hat,,
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19 July 2012 at 05:38 AM
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