Advertising hasn't always been the sophisticated psychological exercise it is today. It took decades of focus-grouping to find out what really works, and decades more to convince ad execs that women didn't respond well to being openly told their intolerable body/breath stank was keeping them from snagging a husband. You may not like some modern marketing strategies aimed at women, but click through here and have a laugh at some truly ridiculous old sales pitches.
10 Funny Retro Beauty Ads
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