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Advertising in The National Geographic (Magazine)


Advertising in The National Geographic (Magazine)


A place to discuss and post classic and modern Ads on any product or service found in The National Geographic Magazine, and welcome...


Fellow 'Corner member Philip Riviere suggested that there be an Ads (advertising) Group. As many collector's and others know, the vintage ads found in National Geographic Magazine over the years are classic, and truly a time capsule of days gone by.

It it noteworthy that there is an entire breed of enthusiasts-collectors (often non-Nat Geo 'o-philes) who revere, obtain, and collate NGM ads as a stand-alone hobby. They will buy or take NGM's simply to remove the ads for their general collections of myriad advertising materials.

Especially nostalgic for many --akin to a Norman Rockwell type of sentiment-- are the old Coca-Cola ads, and also in particular the automobile ads for Ford, Packard, GM, Chrysler, etc.


        ~ Scott S.

** I'm wondering if this group will also need to be inclusive of advertising topics in general, as pertains to the Society at-large, the Channel(s), as well as more contemporary marketing aspects. **

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Discussion Forum

A Unique Back Cover Advertisement Variant 1 Reply

A Unique Back Cover Advertisement VariantOn the back cover of the February 1984 National Geographic Magazine there is a variant in the advertisement.  Most issues contain an advertisement for Canon…Continue

Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Nov 21, 2018.

A Nat Geo Ad in the Movies 1 Reply

A Nat Geo Ad in the MoviesIn the 2018 action war movie "12 Strong" an advertisement in a National Geographic Magazine is displayed.  The soldier reading the magazine shows the ad to a fellow soldier…Continue

Tags: Advertisement, Prop, Movie

Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Sep 27, 2018.

The 1918 Cream of Wheat Ad Campaign 2 Replies

The 1918 Cream of Wheat Ad CampaignBy 1918, the Cream of Wheat Company had been a long-time advertiser in the National Geographic Magazine. With their trademark character “Rastus” created by Emery…Continue

Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by Jeffry Persons Mar 30, 2018.

Back Cover Advertisements 1 Reply

I just thought I'd make a place to post Back Covers with their various advertisements.January 1915…Continue

Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Jan 1, 2017.

Comment Wall

Comment by Philip Riviere on February 15, 2016 at 5:57pm

Comment by Philip Riviere on February 16, 2016 at 5:47pm

Comment by Philip Riviere on February 17, 2016 at 8:10pm

Comment by Philip Riviere on February 17, 2016 at 8:11pm

Comment by stephen zamarin on November 20, 2018 at 6:44pm

The February 1984 back cover with Campari was probably an overseas edition meant for Great Britain and Continental Europe. I have Several Geographics from 1983 that came from overseas that have Campari ads on the backcover as well as at least one in the inside of the magazine. National Geographic overseas copies have radically different advertising pages than what United States issues have. The Geographic had been doing this at least since 1971.


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