Anyone who’s within 10 years of my age either way (I’m 104) will be hurled down a time tunnel by looking at the following ads.
I came across them all in comic books and monster mags. I believed in these ads and ordered every product advertised in them. It was all snake oil of course and I ended up massively disappointed each time. The vial of soil from Dracula’s castle didn’t give me any special powers when I got sand kicked in my face while trying to hypnotize the school bully. Sneaky promises, out and out lies.
But the magic of these ads stayed with me despite the disappointments.
Now I have the opportunity not to disappoint when I write an ad. Advertising is a great business for honest people.