The slogan on the sign reads: "Modern Version of Ganymede" Introduction of Budweiser Beer to the Gods.[note 1]
The original Anheuser-Busch ad as it appeared in the February 1906 issue of Theatre Magazine.
Some slogans are created just for specific limited-time campaigns; others are intended as a corporate slogan, to be used for extended periods. Various slogans start out as the former, and are, over time, converted into the latter as ideas take hold with the public. Some advertising slogans are memorable after general use is discontinued.
According to the 1913 Webster's Dictionary, a slogan (/ˈsloʊɡən/) derives from the Gaelic "sluagh-ghairm" (an army cry). It has come to mean in its contemporary sense, a distinctive advertising motto, or advertising phrase, used by any entity to convey a purpose or ideal; Or, a catchphrase. Taglines, tag lines, or tags are American terms for brief public communication promoting products and services. In the UK they are called end lines, endlines, or straplines. In Japan, they are called catchcopy(キャッチコピー?,kyachi kopī) or catch phrase(キャッチフレーズ?,kyachi furēzu).
^"Offensive Signs Discarded In England. Billboard Advertising Is Gradually Disappearing And Being Replaced By Newspaper Space Which Has Grown In Importance." Fourth Estate: A Weekly Newspaper for Publishers, Advertisers, Advertising. By Frank H. Lancaster, Ernest F. Birmingham. Fourth Estate Publishing Company, 1922. V21:p7
^"The Slogan That Stresses the Words “Bottled” and “Carbonated”". By Waldon Fawcett. Brewers Journal, Volume 58. Gibson Publishing Company, 1922. V2:p57 (See also, V1:p63)
^"Motto As Foundation of Good-Will. Recent Official Decision Emphasizes Importance of Selecting a Slogan That May Be Monopolized." The American Cutler, Official Organ of the Cutlery Industry. 1921. V2:p39
^"Use Of Slogans". Standard advertising course for printers. By United Typothetae of America. Committee on education. 1919. p151