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Political Ads

  • The :30 Second Candidate
    Learn about political advertisements from PBS's award-winning documentary The 30-Second Candidate. 1940’s-present.
  • The Living Room Candidate
    Search or browse political advertisements by era, type of commercial, or issue. 1952-2008.

Historic Ads

  • Advertising Collections from the Library of Congress
    Digitized print and television advertisements in several categories, including Multiformat Advertising from 1850-1920 and Television Advertisements from Coca-Cola Advertising from 1951-1999. Searchable or browsable.
  • The Ad Show [from Culture Club]
    Culture Pub is a French TV show created by Christian Blachas in 1987 to honor the creativity of ad agencies & advertisers. The show analyzed the best TV & web advertisements from different time periods & has left behind an exclusive catalog that is reused to share great ads.
  • AdViews
    Classic television commercials from the 1950’s to the 1980’s. From Duke University.
  • Classic TV Ads
    Browse by product type, including food, drinks, cigarettes, cleaning supplies, beauty products, and more. 1950’s-1980’s. (requires RealPlayer or IE/FireFox MediaPlayer).
  • ClipLand
    Browse or search for old and modern, but memorable, commercials from around the world. Browse by tags such as 80s, animation, and cars. Includes videos, movie trailers, and more.
  • Commercials from Prelinger Archives
    The Prelinger Library is primarily a collection of 19th and 20th century historical ephemera, periodicals, maps, and books, most published in the United States. Much of the collection is image-rich, and in the public domain.

The Naked Truth -- Advertising's Image of Women: Jean Kilbourne at TEDx Lafayette College

Published on May 8, 2014

Pioneering activist and cultural theorist Jean Kilbourne has been studying the image of women in advertising for over 40 years. In this rapid-fire, passionate, and highly entertaining talk, she discusses the experiences that inspired her to create this new field and vividly illustrates how these images affect us all.

If Women's Roles In Ads Were Played By Men

 

T.V. Ads

  • AdAge Curates Youtube
    Video advertisements selected by the trade journal Advertising Age.
  • Creative TV Advertising
    Selection of news, sample advertisements, critiques and more from AdWeek. Check out their Ad of the Day.
  • D&AD Award Winners
    Current and past winners. Categories include music videos, TV & cinema advertising, and more. See also their YouTube channel.
  • Multicultural Excellence Awards
    Outstanding multicultural print and television advertising campaigns from the Association of National Advertisers / Advertising Educational Foundation. 2005-current.

Print Ads

  • Ad Council
    PSA Central offers public service announcements in several categories, including newspaper, magazine, and outdoor. Free registration required.
  • CLIO Awards
    International competition winners in all areas of advertising (billboards, design, direct mail, posters, print, etc). See also their shortlist and archives.
  • Communication Arts Print Ad Exhibit
    Annotated examples of print ads from noted magazine Communication Arts
  • D&AD Yellow Pencil Awards
    Current and past winners. Categories include digital, graphic design, illustration, outdoor advertising, and more.
  • Multicultural Excellence Awards
    Outstanding multicultural print and television advertising campaigns from the Association of National Advertisers / Advertising Educational Foundation. 2005-current.
  • One Show Award Winners
    Examples of award-winning full page ads in newspapers, magazines, trade publications, and more. 1991-present.

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