How stuff used to be sold: Weird Tales Magazine 1927

Back in the day this is how things used to be sold. Advertising in the back of speciality magazines was a huge business.

This was how copywriting started. Since it costs a lot of money to buy one of these ads, you wanted to make sure it was ultra-optimized to convert well.

So copywriters would constantly test ads to make sure they get the highest return.

This ad is from Weird Tales Magazine from 1927.

Speedy Wash Pricing

When you go through a car wash with different pricing options, does it ACTUALLY make a difference?

I’ll usually select “The Works” but I’m not sure it does anything different …