Throwback Thursday

February 2017

A look at Art and Marketing through Product Placement

By | 2017-03-24T21:59:45+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Throwback Thursday|

Whether or not you notice, at some time or another while viewing a movie or television program there are subtly placed ads. These paid for endorsements are known as product placement and differ from commercials in that they’re woven into the fabric of the story you’re being told. However, in the case of [...]

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December 2015

Pirate Radio Crews Plunder For Airplay

By | 2016-11-28T10:20:03+00:00 December 24th, 2015|Throwback Thursday|

On this day in history (1967), Pirate Radio Pegasus began broadcasting off the coast of New Zealand.   What is Pirate Radio? Pirate radio generally describes the unlicensed (illegal or unregulated) broadcast of FM radio, AM radio, or short wave signals over a wide range. In some cases radio stations are deemed legal where [...]

Coloring Outside The Lines: RCA Expands The Broadcast Spectrum

By | 2016-11-28T10:33:41+00:00 December 17th, 2015|Throwback Thursday|

On this day in history (1953), the FCC approved the regulations for commercial broadcast to black & white-color compatible television sets. RCA CT-100 To whom do we accredit this advancement in broadcast communications? The Record Corporation of America, better known as RCA. The Federal Communications Commission or, FCC, approved RCA's design in 1950 [...]

The High Concept Marketing Strategy That Broke Box Office Records

By | 2016-11-28T10:43:57+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Throwback Thursday|

On this day in history (2001) the first of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson, debuted in theaters. via The film was a box office success in the domestic market, as well as, the foreign market. Grossing over 300 million dollars in the U.S., the filmed raked [...]

Dr. Christiaan Barnard and The Emerging Bionics Market

By | 2016-11-28T11:05:10+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Throwback Thursday|

On this day in history (1967), the first human heart was transplanted by South African doctor, Christiaan Barnard. Barnard's leap in medical innovation has had a lasting impact not only in medical science, but the medical industry. The outspoken South African passed away in 2001, but since his death companies have continued to advance [...]

November 2015

Polaroid: Film Is Not Dead

By | 2016-11-28T11:20:19+00:00 November 26th, 2015|Throwback Thursday|

On this day in history (1948), the first Polaroid Land Camera was sold in a Boston, MA department store. Courtesy of Development for the first instant camera began in 1943. After an inquiry from founder Edwin H. Land's 3 year old daughter, the Harvard dropout combined his research of synthetic polarization techniques [...]

CBS pulls the Plug on Calvin Klein Ad

By | 2016-11-28T11:34:38+00:00 November 19th, 2015|Throwback Thursday|

On this day in history (1980) CBS banned a racy Calvin Klein ad featuring model/actress Brooke Shields. 15 year old Shields delivered a line in the advertisement that lives on in infamy… Do you know what comes between me and my Calvin’s? Nothing. The fashion line has been most prominently known for its history of [...]