This clever ad plays off the only value most street pay phones have in New York these days: Pricey displays for advertising. If it weren’t for the ads, these holdouts would vanish quickly, like the vapor from the Njoy e-cigarettes wittily advertised here. The ads act as preservationists of convenience, so to speak. #advertising #payphones #ecigs #ecigarettes #humor #funny #njoy #smoking #vape #copywriting

This clever ad plays off the only value most street pay phones have in New York these days: Pricey displays for advertising. If it weren’t for the ads, these holdouts would vanish quickly, like the vapor from the Njoy e-cigarettes wittily advertised here. The ads act as preservationists of convenience, so to speak. #advertising #payphones #ecigs #ecigarettes #humor #funny #njoy #smoking #vape #copywriting

Small neon signs for Bates Motel are embedded in a pay phone kiosk in Manhattan, an eye-catching ad for the cable series. #batesmotel #norman #neon #advertising

Small neon signs for Bates Motel are embedded in a pay phone kiosk in Manhattan, an eye-catching ad for the cable series. #batesmotel #norman #neon #advertising

#4WTC marketing itself with a panoramic window display showing off the sky-high office views for folks on the sidewalk in midtown, under the Chrysler Building.   #architecture #nyc #advertising #wtc #marketing

#4WTC marketing itself with a panoramic window display showing off the sky-high office views for folks on the sidewalk in midtown, under the Chrysler Building. #architecture #nyc #advertising #wtc #marketing

Ben-Hur Coffee, a hand-painted sign in San Diego’s Little Italy. #fadedsigns #sandiego #coffee #oldads #advertising

Ben-Hur Coffee, a hand-painted sign in San Diego’s Little Italy. #fadedsigns #sandiego #coffee #oldads #advertising

United brings back Leo Burnett’s classic ‘Fly the Friendly Skies’ slogan. Wish they’d revive the old jingle too, but it’s hard to object to “Rhapsody in Blue,” the theme since 1987.  #unitedairlines #advertising #jingles #madisonavenue #subway #airlines #flyerfriendly

United brings back Leo Burnett’s classic ‘Fly the Friendly Skies’ slogan. Wish they’d revive the old jingle too, but it’s hard to object to “Rhapsody in Blue,” the theme since 1987. #unitedairlines #advertising #jingles #madisonavenue #subway #airlines #flyerfriendly

On the WB! Michigan J. Frog still haunts the PIX11 halls, almost a decade after the WB begat the CW. Singing Michigan was the mascot of the WB network, which launched in 1995. #warnerbrothers #mascots #advertising #cartoons

On the WB! Michigan J. Frog still haunts the PIX11 halls, almost a decade after the WB begat the CW. Singing Michigan was the mascot of the WB network, which launched in 1995. #warnerbrothers #mascots #advertising #cartoons

Pitch in! This stylized if beat-up garbage can at a Murray Hill Gristedes dates to 1978, the heart of the “give a hoot don’t pollute” era, and a time when NYC streets were a mess of garbage, so much so that a campaign two years later would scold: “New York, let’s clean up New York.” #nyc #1970s #garbage #murrayhill #psa #advertising #trash #environmentalism

Pitch in! This stylized if beat-up garbage can at a Murray Hill Gristedes dates to 1978, the heart of the “give a hoot don’t pollute” era, and a time when NYC streets were a mess of garbage, so much so that a campaign two years later would scold: “New York, let’s clean up New York.” #nyc #1970s #garbage #murrayhill #psa #advertising #trash #environmentalism

The biggest #twinkie you’ll ever see is on the side of a tour bus. #hostess #advertising #nyc #manhattan

The biggest #twinkie you’ll ever see is on the side of a tour bus. #hostess #advertising #nyc #manhattan

In the land of Dairy Queen, we treat you right! The vintage Dairy Queen in Holbrook, #Arizona on #route66 preserves the 1980s #jingle on a #mural. #advertising #dq #dairyqueen

In the land of Dairy Queen, we treat you right! The vintage Dairy Queen in Holbrook, #Arizona on #route66 preserves the 1980s #jingle on a #mural. #advertising #dq #dairyqueen

This faded @pepsi sign dates from the Carter administration and survives in Galena, Kan. Catch that Pepsi Spirit! #kansas #murals #advertising #route66

This faded @pepsi sign dates from the Carter administration and survives in Galena, Kan. Catch that Pepsi Spirit! #kansas #murals #advertising #route66