Madison Avenue and the Golden Age of Advertisement

It’s often said that the 60s were the golden years of advertisement. Madison Avenue was rolling along at full speed, and the advertisements were getting stranger and bolder – and more memorable. The economy was booming, millionaires were being made, and the power of advertisement was proving its worth.

Our favorite ads were the weird, the bold, the goofy, and the creepy. Anything that would get the consumer to remember and ultimately buy the product was worth trying, and was used. There were creepy clown puppets, awkward shots of televisions on laps, lemons drinking lemonade, and Colonel Sanders flanked by models. Here is a gallery of some of our favorite odd ads from the 1960s.

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Michael McNew
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