Category Archives: Early Products

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Synol on Broadway!

Margaret on January 26th, 2010 at 1:09PM

One of the affiliate companies in the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is known for its tradition of using famous actresses in its advertising.  As it turns out, actresses like Jennifer Garner in the U.S. and Deepika Padukone in … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago: A Modern Advertising Campaign

Margaret on January 15th, 2010 at 5:34PM

It’s January, 1910: exactly 100 years ago.  It’s the start of a new year and a new decade, and Johnson & Johnson is marking that beginning by launching a major new advertising campaign for one of its consumer products:  JOHNSON’S® … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes of Our History

Margaret on December 4th, 2009 at 6:09PM

Here’s another special behind the scenes video tour of some lesser known items from Johnson & Johnson history.  If you’ve ever wondered where the last loading dock for horse drawn wagons at Johnson & Johnson is located, which unusual 1960s fashion was … Continue reading

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The Incredible 30 Year Ad

Margaret on November 16th, 2009 at 6:04PM

What Johnson & Johnson ad was so popular that people were inspired to make their own versions of it?  Hint:  the ad ran for an incredible 30 years and, when the Company tried to update it, consumers protested.  Here’s another … Continue reading

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ZONAS® — The Duct Tape of Its Day

Margaret on September 9th, 2009 at 5:09PM

At the end of my next to last post, I asked the question:  what did people use to fix everything before duct tape was invented by a Johnson & Johnson affiliate company in 1942?  Was there a “duct tape” before … Continue reading

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Clean Up Week

Margaret on May 26th, 2009 at 11:57AM

About this time of year almost 100 years ago, Johnson & Johnson would have been reminding you that it was time for Clean Up Week.  What was Clean Up Week, and why was a company nagging people to clean their … Continue reading

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The Company’s Most Unusual Job Ever

Margaret on March 26th, 2009 at 5:21PM

What was the most unusual job in Johnson & Johnson history?  Was it digging this tunnel?  Working a gigantic printing press? Running a huge water filtration system? Making Mosquitoons? Or quality testing our short-lived cola tonic with the sherry base? … Continue reading

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We Made WHAT?! Continued…

Margaret on December 11th, 2008 at 6:21PM

What’s the weirdest thing ever made by the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies?  Was it a tonic medicine with a sherry base?  Or sausage casings?  Or doll clothing?  (Yes, we once made that too, out of non-woven fabric.  That’s … Continue reading

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How to Use a BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandage

Margaret on September 10th, 2008 at 3:59PM

I recently spoke with a reader of this blog whose father worked as a salesman for Johnson & Johnson in the early 1920s. He told me that his father was one of the first people to demonstrate a new invention … Continue reading

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Beauty Spots

Margaret on March 25th, 2008 at 6:05PM

Throughout its history, Johnson & Johnson has been known for developing and making products in response to needs in society…such as the first commercially available sterile surgical dressings.  Occasionally, though, the Company produced a product that helped fill a more … Continue reading

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