Posts tagged "ad"

Here’s The Super-Catchy Song In The Hanes Ad That’s Playing Before All Of Your YouTube Videos

There’s a Hanes commercial that’s playing before all of my YouTube videos these days that features, in typical underwear-ad fashion, very, very fit women doing silly dances and backward somersaults in their soft-filtered, pastel-and-white bedrooms while not getting dressed (but pretending to be in the process of getting dressed). I don’t know about anyone else,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 29, 2014

Victoria’s Secret Should Probably Get On Board With Body Positivity One Of These Days

Victoria’s Secret launched an ad campaign in the UK with the words ‘The Perfect “Body”’ plastered over a lineup of the tall, size-nothing, airbrushed, Photoshopped Angels. I shouldn’t have to say so, but I will spell out that the ad implies that the perfect body is tall, size-nothing, airbrushed, and Photoshopped, which is a standard…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 31, 2014

IKEA’s New Halloween Ad Turns Store Into “The Shining,” Is Scarier Than Assembling Furniture From Pictures

It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve seen “The Shining,” because it manages to scares the bejesus out of me every single time. I watch it every Halloween and force whoever’s with me to join, so I don’t have to be alone when the two little ghost girls show up and ask Danny to play…

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 22, 2014

Watch This: A Hilarious (And Painfully Accurate) Parody Of Dove’s “Real Beauty” Ads

Dove has had a few moments of brilliance over the course of its decade-long Real Beauty campaigns — I genuinely enjoyed the “sketches” ad last year, for example — but the entire premise of a company that sells anti-cellulite cream trying to teach women to love themselves exactly as they are has always been problematic.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 22, 2014

The New Hot Pockets Promo Featuring Kate Upton And Snoop Dogg Is Amazing

I know it sounds bizarre, but trust me on this one: this new Hot Pockets spot, featuring Kate Upton and Snoop Dogg, is a must-watch. Set to a Pockets-themed version of Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend,” it’s trippy, weirdly charming, and of course makes Hot Pockets look waaaaay more delicious than they have ever bee…

By: Rachel Krause / October 9, 2013

Dennis Rodman And A Kim Jong Un-Alike Star In An Ad For Pistachios

Wonderful Pistachios have really stepped up their ad game in what seems like an exorbitantly expensive way. I mean, they’ve landed Snoop Dogg, Homer and Bart Simpson, Psy at the height of his awful-moment-in-pop-culture fame, even the Prancercise lady … I had no idea there was so much money in pistachios. This latest video star…

By: Rachel Krause / September 19, 2013

This New Lip Gloss Ad Would Like For You To “Spread Those Sexy Lips”

Hey, do you think this lip gloss ad from Vbeauté might have anything to do with … well … vaginas? Nah. What about that dress? No vaginas there either, right? [Refinery29]…

By: Rachel Krause / May 17, 2013

Yes, Your Dancing Shetland Pony Video Will Get Me To Sign Up For Your Stupid Mobile Network

British mobile network 3 was like “Scottish Board of Tourism, we see your shetland ponies and we raise you.” They created this commercial that combines all the things women like: dancing, ponies and Fleetwood Mac. Women! And here’s the kicker, you can remix your own dancing frigging pony videoI tip my hat to you, sir…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 1, 2013

What’s The Mystery That Has Brad Pitt Banished To The Corner?

Have you ever wished you could hear Brad Pitt whisper sweet nothings to you, or anyone really, just once? (I would totally listen to a taping of Brad and Angelina’s pillow talk, wouldn’t you?) Well, you’re in luck, because Chanel is making your dreams come true (kind of like they always do, then cruelly price…

By: Rachel Krause / October 9, 2012

Coffee Has Been Preventing Dropsy, Gout And Scurvy Since 1652

It’s no coincidence that I’ve never had a touch of dropsy, gout or scurvy. I’m a coffee addict. This coffee ad from 1652, thought to be the first, extols the Vertue of the magical COFFEE Drink. You might not have known that in addition to preventing dropsy, gout and scurvy, COFFEE also quickens the Spirits,…

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 18, 2012

Store Sneakily Advertises On The Backs Of Women’s Legs

I’m not sure what to think of this advertising scheme by Superette, a store in Australia and New Zealand. They put these stamps on park benches and mall seats, with the idea that women in short skirts and shorts would sit and have the ad imprinted on the back of their thighs. Part of me…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 28, 2011