Interestingly, some of them seem targeted for a much younger audience. The first three ads are courtesy Phillip Morris, including the comic strip, which is an elaborate choice for an ad. After that, you’ll see a selection of the finest tobacco available.
This post brings you some bold marketing slogans, too, like “Not a Cough in a Carload!” and some other great ones.
Let me know which cigarette you would buy based on these ads in the poll or the comments!
As I’m finishing this third book, I’ve been looking in the newspapers archives a lot, and I was a little surprised to find how cigarettes were marketed as far back as the 1910s. It was pretty targeted. So far I’ve identified three distinct types:
Cigarettes that appeal to the Smart Set
Cigarettes that appeal to the Everyman (or Everywoman)
Cigarettes that replace food or equate to food
I give you cigarettes for the Smart Set!
Choose the cigarette you’d buy in the poll at the end of this post!