Category: advertisement

Immediately after the end of slavery was declared in America, there was a surge in Wanted Ads placed in newspapers across the country. African-Americans used them to search for family members sold or escaped, sometimes decades earlier.

Ikea ran a print advert which you urinated on, and if you were pregnant it gave you a 50% discount on a crib, doubling as a free pregnancy test.

When a church put an anti-beer ad in the newspaper, a local brewery accepted it as a $1 off coupon.

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When a church put an anti-beer ad in the newspaper, a local brewery accepted it as a $1 off coupon.

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Quebec banned ads for toys and fast food aimed at children under 13, resulting in lowered childhood obesity rates.