Buy one of these Miniature Dogs
Replayed from the early 50s
CAUTION – this is a 1950s Ad…Don’t Respond to it!
Here is a most unusual ad in the fact it is not selling anything. In fact, they give you two free photo enlargements and if you got 20 people to respond to the free coupons they give you to pass out, you also would get a miniature dog free for your effort.
I haven’t seen anything like this recently and I’d be willing to bet this type of ad is still unusual. I don’t know if this ad worked or not, but it sounds like an easy way to recruit sales people.
Not analyzing the ad, it is easy to tell it was an expensive ad since it was a full page ad. Such full page ads, virtually cost an arm and a leg to run just about anywhere.
In the past I have myself run a few mailorder ads in such magazines as Popular Mechanics and Popular Science and similar magazines and let me tell you even a small 20-something word ad cost a lot, but a quarter, half, or full page ad would cost many times more at the very least.
Enter a comment if you see this type of advertisement where they are looking for sales people and not selling a product or service like most ads you see nowadays.
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