Month: September 2015

Vintage Coca-Cola Advertising, Pt. 1

Vintage Coca-Cola Advertising, Pt. 1

Advertising
For the better part of a century-plus, Coca-Cola has been one of the most recognizable brands in the United States and the world. This is in no small part to the almost incalculable amount of gorgeous advertising images used to sell Coke over the past several decades. From major print and TV ad campaigns to the most unassuming store displays, Coke has had their marketing nailed down for what seems like forever. In honor of one of advertising's greatest triumphs -- not to mention an American institution -- I present here the first of hopefully many ad galleries featuring great Coca-Cola images throughout the decades. This collection features ten signs and displays from the mid 20th century, each in various stages of completeness. Click on any image for the full-size version. ...
Dig This Beatles Help! Motorized Promotional Display (Capitol, 1965)

Dig This Beatles Help! Motorized Promotional Display (Capitol, 1965)

Auction Finds
From the heady days of Beatlemania comes this outstanding piece of music retail history. It's a motorized display produced by Capitol Records to promote the Beatles' new Help! album and movie. It's basically nothing more than a two-foot by two-foot box with a set of cardboard hands that pops out, but because it's the Beatles it automatically becomes cool. Let's check it out: If you want to see this neat little promo item in action, check out this video: