Category: Print Ads

Marketing, Copywriting, and Direct Mail all got started with the invention of mass printing.  Since then paying for placement in a physical publication has become an art, and a science. Here are some classic high converting print ads for inspiration, and sometimes just sheer beauty.

Porsche Youth Ad

A funny old advertisement for Porsche asking if people spent their youth dreaming about driving a Nissan or Mitsubishi car.…

Remington Typewriter “Bragging” Ad

Dang Remington……bragging much about your typewriters??

This ad serves as a reminder to the public that Remington essentially founded the typewriter industry (Remington then shut it’s doors in 1955).…

Typewriter Print Ad

This typewriter ad from the 1920’s brags about how great this L.C. Smith & Bros typewriter is across various jobs.

The layout uses very little of the full page making …

Vest-Pocket Adding Machine Print Ad

This old ad showcases a “cool technology of the time”….an adding machine for your vest-pocket!

The copy interestingly talks in the first person tense, so it’s the machine speaking to …

Volkswagen Lemon Print Ad

Lemon.

This Volkswagen missed the boat.

The chrome strip on the glove compartment is blemished and must be replaced. Chances are you wouldn’t have noticed it; Inspector Kurt Kroner did.

Schweppes Tonic Print Ad

The President of Schweppes U.S.A tells why Schweppes Tonic always has the same classic flavor – whether you drink it in Hong Kong, Palm Springs or Paris…