How Americans Started Brushing their Teeth
One day Claud Hopkins was pitched the idea for a frosty minty toothpaste called Pepsodent. Claud Hopkins was famous for being a marketing genius. He marketed Pepsodent in newspapers with a mail-in coupon for a free tube of Pepsodent.
In the 1900’s there were hundreds of salesmen selling powder toothpaste door to door. Most were unsuccessful, since less than 10% of Americans brushed their teeth at this time. Claud Hopkins advertising campaign was so successful that nearly 70% of Americans were brushing their teeth daily just 10 years after his first advertising campaign.
Thanks to Hopkin’s genius advertising, Americans caught on to the idea of having cleaners, healthier, whiter teeth and made this a part of their daily habits.