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.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 18, 2015

Dulcolax Laxative Ad Welcomes You To Poop Prison

Click here to see larger image. Oh, how much fun it would be to work on the creative for a laxative brand's ad campaign! And fun was clearly what the crazy kids at McCann Healthcare Worldwide were having when they came up with this ad for Dulcolax's latest ad…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 25, 2014

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 in Super Bowl XLVIII. I could really care less about the game ... I'm her for the pulled pork sandwiches, Half-Time Show (featuring Bruno Mar…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 2, 2014

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 aim at two of their biggest regular advertisers, Coke and Pepsi. This SodaStream ad featuring Scarlett Johansson was rejected by Fox, not because of the way…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 28, 2014

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 legal battle over copyright infringement -- but before you assume that…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 25, 2013

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 crap." But oh, it's vulgar. I'm speechless for once. [Buzzfeed]…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 29, 2013

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 sexuality in a way that's relevant to all of us (who doesn't want to prevent colds and headaches?)  Fun sex factoids with…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 12, 2013

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 all times, according to this Dettol hand sanitizer ad from Chile. See the full NSFW ad after the jump! [Buzzfeed]…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 7, 2013

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 to a T -- to the point where every time I watch this commercial (which is a lot lately because we are working from home…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 27, 2012

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." It's ridiculous! But if there's one variety of photo-altering that really, truly baffles me, it's in the case of beauty advertisements. Are we seriously…
By: Rachel Krause / October 23, 2012

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 her, but with big-name brands like Mulberry, Jaguar, and H&M backing the controversial songstress, it seems like Lana will have a role in the…
By: Rachel Krause / September 20, 2012

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 teasing us with short promotional flicks advertising their upcoming Rouge Allure reformulation for some time, and what this new video lacks in the hypnotic factor…
By: Rachel Krause / August 23, 2012

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" to play an Indian man, amongst other characters. The ad sparked immediate controversy when it was unleashed on the web yesterday, with many critics saying…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 3, 2012

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 comes to the history of our gender, nothing is quite as fascinating and disturbing as the history of advertising as it relates to women. Vintage…
By: Tres Sugar / March 5, 2012

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 problem is that these ads teach the most important lesson about safe sex -- discuss the use of protection before you f**k! Don't let a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 21, 2011

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 pads! Life-changing appliance materials! A perfume called "Macrame"! And a crocheted toilet paper cover that looks like a poodle? Oh yes. Some of these are…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 4, 2011

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 poker-faced lies.
By: Cracked / July 24, 2011

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 to quell their symptoms. The ads read things like: "I'm sorry I listened to what you said and not what you mean" and "We ca…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 22, 2011

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 be headed to the store," as well as a Latina vagina who says "Aye yi yi!" — is surprised you think those…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 21, 2011

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 jousting was all about fighting over a good, clean vagina. What did the fair maidens of yore do to get that Lysol-fresh feeling? (Thanks to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 18, 2011
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