Posts tagged "advertisements"

American Apparel Ad Banned For Showing Underage-Looking Model In A Thong

I dunno, I think the ad campaign featuring exposed asshole was worse, but that’s just me.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 18, 2015 - 5:35 pm

Dulcolax Laxative Ad Welcomes You To Poop Prison


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Oh, how much fun it would be to work on the creative for a laxative brand’s ad campaign! And fun was clearly…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 25, 2014 - 2:30 pm

The All-Time Greatest Super Bowl Commercials

The pork shoulder is simmering away in the slow cooker, beer is chilling in fridge, and we’re mere hours away from seeing the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 2, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Is Scarlett Johansson’s SodaStream Ad Really Too Hot For The Super Bowl?

No, actually. Well, not in the “sexy” sense of the word hot. But Fox isn’t willing to take any heat for running an ad during the Super Bowl that takes…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 28, 2014 - 11:30 am

Beastie Boys & GoldieBlox Go To Battle Over “Girls” [UPDATED]

Last week, we showed you this new advertisement from the girls toy company GoldieBlox, spoofing the Beastie Boys’ song “Girls.” Well, the company’s use of the song has sparked a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 25, 2013 - 10:20 am

Something’s Fishy About This Sushi Restaurant Ad

This ad campaign for a sushi restaurant in Yekaterinburg, Russia, is meant to make you want to eat vagina fish. The tagline translates to, “First class FISH, not some vulgar…

Ami Angelowicz | August 29, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Behold: Scientific Sex Facts You Actually Care About

These creative advertisements are for a new exhibition at the Vancouver Science World Museum, “The Science Of Sexuality.” The “Now You Know” campaign puts a positive spin on science and…

Ami Angelowicz | August 12, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Well, That’s One Way To Sell Hand Sanitizer

You don’t know where that hand you’re about to shake (or masturbate with) has been. It’s safe to assume that you are six degrees of separation from a vibrator at…

Ami Angelowicz | January 7, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Weight Watchers Tries To Sell To Women With The Most Naggy Wife Ever

Meet Megan and Matt. They’re the stars of the newest Weight Watchers commercial featuring Jennifer Hudson. And they are a terrible couple. Megan plays the role of the nagging wife…

Julie Gerstein | December 27, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Natalie Portman’s Dior Mascara Ad Banned In The UK

I’m pretty much apathetic in the face of Photoshop. It’s an annoying (and undeniably rampant) practice for sure, but at this point I’m just like, “duh, nobody looks like that.”

Rachel Krause | October 23, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Watch Lana Del Rey Take On David Lynch In This TV Ad For H&M

There was a moment there when I thought Lana Del Rey would be but a blip on our collective cultural radar given that, um, everyone kind of seemed to hate…

Rachel Krause | September 20, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Watch: Chanel Goes Dada With A New Teaser For Rouge Allure Lipstick

In the vast, ever-evolving cosmos of luxury makeup, Chanel unfailingly offers some of the very best — and they come with gorgeous artsy videos, to boot. The brand has been…

Rachel Krause | August 23, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Ashton Kutcher Stars In Offensive Ad For PopChips

Ashton Kutcher is in trouble. Again. The “Two and a Half Men” star recently filmed an ad for PopChips which spoofed online dating. In the ad, Kutcher dons “brown face”

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 3, 2012 - 9:40 am

Booze, Bras & Husbands: What Women Want According To Vintage Advertising

We love to get nostalgic — from remembering our ’90s girlhood (like N*SYNC and Disney princesses) to learning about the history of corsets to just ogling glamorous pinups of the ’40s and ’50s. And when it…

Pop Sugar | March 5, 2012 - 1:50 pm

Durex Ad Promotes Not Discussing Using Protection

Look, I get it. This Durex condom ad, which is running in India, is supposed to be funny. The condoms are so thin, she can’t feel ‘em! But the obvious…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 21, 2011 - 9:20 am

10 Retro Ads Targeted At Women

Last night, I fell into a little bit of Flickr k-hole as I discovered and combed through a treasure trove of vintage ads targeted at women. Various household cleansers! Brillo…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 4, 2011 - 3:00 pm

The 16 Most Hilariously Dishonest Old School Advertisements

Modern advertising constantly straddles the line between creative marketing and straight-up bullshit. But back in the old days, advertising companies got away with winning their bread and butter through straight…

Cracked | July 24, 2011 - 6:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: Offensive PMS Milk Ads Pulled

The California Milk Processor Board killed their offensive PMS milk ads that depicted PMS-ing women as irrational and difficult and showed their browbeaten men handing over cartons of milk…

Jessica Wakeman | July 22, 2011 - 6:39 pm

Today’s Lady News: Ad Agency “Surprised” Women Don’t Like Those Summer’s Eve Douche Commercials

The ad agency that made Summer’s Eve’s offensive new “Hail To The V” douche commercials — starring a black vagina who talks about her hair and says “you best…

Jessica Wakeman | July 21, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Your Vagina: The Most Powerful Thing On Earth (Which Is Why You Should Douche It)

A reader tells us this Summer’s Eve douche commercial played before a screening of “Harry Potter” this weekend. And I never before knew that samauri warriors and medieval…

Jessica Wakeman | July 18, 2011 - 1:20 pm
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