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Throwback Thursday: A Slogan is Forever

August 28, 2014 |

Nothing embodies the idea of commitment like a diamond ring. It’s fitting, then, that De Beers, the largest miner and distributer of diamonds, has stuck with the same advertising campaign for more than 50 years. “A Diamond Is Forever,” after all—and so is a genius slogan. These four small words not only helped save an industry in decline, but also changed the bedrock of American culture. Read More

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Throwback Thursday: The History of Automotive Leasing

July 31, 2014 |

Car buying can be a tough process, especially from a financing perspective. Luckily a variety of options exist for potential consumers. One of the most popular options is leasing. Read More

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Throwback Thursday: Six Great Uses of Music in Car Commercials

May 29, 2014 |

Car commercials are often a dime a dozen, but there have been a few over the years that have stuck in our conscious. One of the reasons why is the music. Read More

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Throwback Thursday: The Evolution of Automobiles in Our Lives

April 24, 2014 |

It’s late February. Rain is pouring from the sky, wind is whipping at my face and I’m on the back of a camel that refuses to do anything but scowl resolutely at my left sneaker. The camel and I are on a dune in the northern African nation of Morocco. Read More

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Throwback Thursday: Detroit, Motor City [PHOTOS]

January 30, 2014 |

Once upon a time, Detroit was known as the “Automotive Capital of the World.” The contributions of one Henry Ford, followed by General Motors and Chrysler Read More

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Throwback Thursday: Volkswagen’s “The Force”

October 31, 2013 |

The Super Bowl is one of the most highly viewed annual programs on Earth. As such, it’s a major target for ad men, with prices starting at a record $4 million Read More

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Throwback Thursday: BMW’s Ultimate Driving Machine

September 26, 2013 |

When searching through the annals of automotive advertisements, you’d be hard pressed to find one more ubiquitous and defining than BMW’s “Ultimate Driving Machine” campaign. Read More

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Throwback Thursday: Volkswagen’s Memorable 1999 “Milky Way” Spot

July 25, 2013 |

It’s hard to remember the Internet before the turn of the millennium, but it was there, albeit much different and slower than we know it today. But even back in 1999, Volkswagen had a bit of foresight Read More

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