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17 Lucky Strike Ads: The ‘Smoking Diet’ for Weight Loss?

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“Facts are irrelevant. What matters is what the consumer believes.” – Seth Godin

Smoking cigarettes gained popularity throughout the 20th Century until sales peaked in the mid-1960’s when it was estimated that over 40% of adults smoked cigarettes! In fact, by 1963 tobacco companies were selling so many cigarettes that on average each adult in America was smoking over a half-pack a day!…

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Vintage Fat-Shaming Ads from Ry-Krisp (So Bad!)

Vintage fat-shaming adsRy-Krisp was a brand of rye crackers and bread that launched in 1905. While their early ads appealed to Scandinavian immigrants who found comfort in eating the traditional rye crackers, the brand later changed their strategy after being sold to Purina in 1926.…

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First McDonalds TV Commercial w/ Ronald McDonald (So Creepy!)

First ever commercial for McDonalds: If you’re looking for a way to scare your kids straight into eating healthy, this original McDonalds commercial might help. Apparently that’s the first Ronald McDonald, although he looks more like a clown that has crawled out of a dumpster in my nightmares!…

Stay Vigorous at Seventy: Vintage Energy / Diet Ad from Kellogg’s

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Vintage ad for energy wafers from Kellogg’s – Before there were Power Bars, or Smart Ones from Weight Watchers, Kellogg’s was selling their Sanitone Wafers, which promised to “keep your vital energy aglow, and drive away all gloominess and peevishness.”

“I’m the equal in nerce-force and power to any of the rising generation”

I can’t think of a better fit for Mighty Diets than this St.…