To keep her aunt’s legacy alive, Harris says her family hopes Quaker Oats comes out with a commemorative box to recognize the many women who portrayed Aunt Jemima over the years.
Local historians in Chicago seek to preserve the life story of Nancy Green, whose life was only partly defined by the advertising symbol she portrayed.
SOURCE: The Conversation
by Judith Ridner
Evolving from home production utilizing waste to industrial manufacturing using highly engineered ingredients, the making of soap has been a dirty process.
SOURCE: The Baffler
by Peter Manseau
The story behind 'Mia,' the Native American woman who was the face on Land O'Lakes butter packaging for almost a century.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Robert DesJarlait
The son of the Red Lake Ojibwe artist who redesigned "Mia" contends that taking her image off the butter package destroys a symbolic connection between indigenous people and place.
by Shelley Wood
The pitfalls and payoffs of advertising directly to children have consumed psychologists, pediatricians, marketers and anxious parents for the better part of a century, but the ethics of using children and babies for product endorsement has received much less attention.
SOURCE: Press Release -- Adam Matthew
The digitization of America’s pioneering advertising agency records will be a major resource for scholars.
SOURCE: New York Times
A new ad campaign in Los Angeles highlights famous figures from history who may have been autistic.
SOURCE: Time Magazine
For almost a century, Lincoln Motor Company paid homage to our 16th president in name only – hoping the mere mention of the man who saved the Union and abolished slavery would somehow cast an aura of prestige and integrity over their product and resonate with potential car buyers.In December, however, the automaker began using Lincoln’s likeness in its advertising for the first time. The motor company says the move was not tied to the release of Steven Spielberg’s epic film Lincoln – even though parts of the ad for the new MKZ, in which the president’s likeness emerges dramatically from layers of fog, look as if they could’ve been pulled from the cutting room floor.Instead, the automaker told The New York Times, it’s trying to connect its vehicles to Lincoln’s “fortitude and elegant thinking” — and that the timing with the film’s release was just good luck....
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