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Saturday, November 22, 2008
Masonic Central Podcast and Masonic Advertising
Thanks to everyone who joined us on Masonic Central's podcast tonight. Greg and Dean are developing quite a respectable backlog of informative and entertaining shows, along with a regular following of listeners. Putting together this program requires dedication and time and research, and they are to be commended for their hard work. I am grateful for their kind invitation to appear tonight.
If you missed the program, hear it here (Episode 19).
One of the topics we discussed was advertising, and there was some discussion on the text side about the difference between advertising and promotion. I contend that one era's promotion is another's advertising. Masons have used the technology available to them throughout history to promote themselves. To wit:
Going to lay the cornerstone of the US Capitol
Three Masters, one Grand Master, lots of Masonic aprons on display=advertising?
Freemasons Chronicle, 1875
Boston in 1895
Chicago Masonic Temple 1898 - Masons build the tallest skyscraper in the world
Smoke 'em if you got 'em.
Freemason Pavilion, 1964 New York World's Fair