Advertising has become an integral part of our socio-economic life and has been carefully crafted to speak to the hearts and minds of consumers. It taps into our psyche, hopes, dreams, goals, and fears.
In this article, we will turn the pages of history and look at some of the offensive or false print advertisements of brands that tried to sell their products by promoting male stereotypes, sexism and creating a sense of insecurity among women .
Vintage ads are a reflection of the past, reflecting the values of that time period. Early print ads were a lot more explicit, some of them so downright offensive that it's hard to believe they actually went live. Imagine what would be the reaction if any of these ads were put up today?