After WWI, Edward Bernays, the "inventor" of PR and the father of spin, was hired by the American Tobacco Company to encourage women to start smoking.
We still endure smoke but not these vintage cigarette packs.
On the way to achieving first-class citizenship, women became first-class tobacco consumers. Steven Heller examines vintage cigarette ads.
In 1975, the tobacco company of Yerevan, Armenia, ran a contest asking for a redesign of its cigarette packaging. Discover who won—and what happened next.
When ads for cigarettes were tolerated, indeed ubiquitous, throughout American media, the pitches often asked questions of the audience.
What's fun about looking at old cigarette advertising is how guileless they were. Take this advertisement for Omar Cigarettes. The portrait of the gent on the links who's played a "bully round" looks, well, like the epitome of an anti-tobacco message. The linkage between the headline "When a Cigarette Tastes Sweetest" and the wizened...
Mad Men is hooked on cigarettes. And it just can’t stop. In the first scene of 2007’s pilot–set in 1960 and titled “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”–Don Draper talks with a waiter about Old Gold vs. Luckies. He shortly learns that they’re all poisonous. The theme continues, wafting through Don’s controversial “Why I’m quitting...