We have often encountered retro ads while flipping through old magazines in our houses, or maybe we have peeked at them in old bookstores. There is no doubt that retro commercials and advertisements give us a generous dose of nostalgia and remind us of simpler times in the past. Sometimes they bring back memories of childhood, family, friends and forgotten experiences. Whenever we watch one of those vintage ads, we often find them featuring familiar faces and music.
Moreover, we can learn a lot about the bygone eras with ad flyers from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s by taking a trip down memory lane. Some of us might also get emotional over the products and services which are no longer available today. Advertisements have always been an integral part of marketing every product and service and it continues to be so. Even though ad flyers and banners are still used to make people aware of a product, service or anything that needs promotion, the colors and the hand-drawn art on vintage ads remain superior in terms of providing aesthetic value to a brand.
Fortunately, we have stumbled upon the perfect Reddit page of r/vintageads, where several users share ad flyers and promotional banners from the 20th century, giving us a gist of how much marketing strategies have evolved with time.