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Always Maxi Pad Ad Draws Blood

Whoa. Is … is … is that what I think it is? Is this Always maxi-pad daring to suggest that red blood is involved with a woman’s menstrual cycle? Such…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 7, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Pretzel Crisps Strikes Again With New Ad Campaign

Remember a few months ago, when Pretzel Crisps debuted their “new look” with ads touting that “you can never be too thin”? And then remember how they pulled those ads…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 11, 2010 - 7:15 pm

What Your Sex Life Had Been Missing: A Love Rug!

This is what is wrong with society today. Just a few decades ago, people had the opportunity to have a sensual carpet experience that promised a threesome-like result. Now, all…

Kelli Bender | September 16, 2010 - 4:15 pm

The Face Of Patrizia Pepe’s Fall Campaign Is A Boom Box, A Dog, Anything But A Model

Italian fashion label Patrizia Pepe wanted to draw attention to the designer herself, so they created this “Who is Patrizia?” ad campaign. Only problem is … we now think Patrizia…

Leonora Epstein | September 1, 2010 - 3:50 pm

Bras On Roller Coasters? Someone’s Got A Fetish For It

This Ultimo Bra commercial of women testing their brassieres for “durability and lift support” on roller coasters is so strange you can’t look away. But you know some…

Jessica Wakeman | August 31, 2010 - 5:50 pm

Want A Raise? Better Douche First!

Summer’s Eve, the brand of vaginal douche that apparently still exists, has a very, um, compelling advertisement in the latest issue of Women’s Day. Made to look like a piece…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 27, 2010 - 12:10 pm

What Do These Images Have To Do With Breast Cancer?

The Breast Cancer Foundation’s latest campaign encourages women to prioritize regular breast checks over fretting about less important worries like pimples, weight gain, and frizzy hair. Check out the beautiful…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 26, 2010 - 5:10 pm

Actually, You Can Be Too Thin, Pretzel Crisps

God, I love me some pretzel crisps — dipped in hummus and with slices of cheese, they are delish. But I am mad at them. Their new ad campaign is…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 4, 2010 - 2:50 pm

Diesel’s “Be Stupid” Ads Banned In Britain

Some of Diesel’s ever-annoying “Be Stupid” campaign posters have been banned in Britain for fear that they’ll inspire bad behavior in local kiddies. Frankly, we’re spitefully pleased to see the…

Lily Q | July 2, 2010 - 2:10 pm

Condoms Are For Ugly Folks!

The problem with this ad campaign for OLLA condoms is obvious. In addition to being totally insulting, promoting that condoms are for ugly people doesn’t really do much to stop…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 26, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Dentyne Says Practice Safe Breath, Not Safe Sex

So last night as I was wasting my time watching “The Price of Beauty,” I was beaten over the head with this new Dentyne Ice commercial during every…

Annika Harris | March 16, 2010 - 3:40 pm

T.I.’s Akoo Jeans Ad Has Done Its Job, Now It Can Be Taken Down

Two things remain true when it comes to marketing: 1) sex will always sell and 2) even negative publicity is good publicity. The recent controversy surrounding a sexually suggestive ad…

Annika Harris | March 3, 2010 - 8:00 pm

More Satisfying Than Your Average Iced Tea

Lipton asked six artists to design labels for its new flavors of Brisk Iced Tea, and our jaw dropped when we noticed Tristan Eaton’s, which illustrates the sweet tea experience.

Catherine Strawn | February 11, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Alexa Chung Spoofs Eating Disorder Rumors For Bing.com

Ever since she arrived on American shores to host the now-defunct “It’s On With Alexa” on MTV, peeps have been speculating that model/TV presenter Alexa Chung has got some…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 14, 2010 - 7:20 pm

Michael Bay Gives Victoria’s Secret The Action Movie Treatment

Michael Bay, the director behind SUPER EXPLOSIVE action films “Transformers,” “Pearl Harbor,” and “Armageddon,” directed this brand-new Victoria’s Secret commercial. There’s lots of wind and rolling around and gap-mouthed-ness…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 8, 2009 - 2:50 pm

Vintage Christmas Commericals: Lucky Strike

Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a carton of smokes, especially when it’s designed with Christmas greens and pine combs. So seasonal! As you can see in this black-and-white commercial,…

Wendy Atterberry | December 8, 2009 - 1:20 pm

Last Licks: Grandmas Goin’ At It

In this video, some silver foxes show that with age comes experience. These ballsy broads have their dirty way with ice cream cones all for Science World. Basically, this…

Simcha | December 8, 2009 - 12:50 pm

Why Is Zooey Deschanel Shilling For Absolut Vodka?

Before today, I thought Zooey Deschanel was the perfect example of how stars can appear in ads without looking like sellouts. Her collaboration with eye wear manufacturer Oliver Peoples made…

Catherine Strawn | December 4, 2009 - 6:50 pm

Not All Advertising Campaigns Are Sexist And Offensive

I must admit, we post about a lot of sexist advertising campaigns here on The Frisky. But there are just so many of them! But here’s one that’s actually kind…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 19, 2009 - 9:00 pm

Wish Your Closet Showed A Little More Leg?

Why don’t they make these leggy coat hangers anymore? I guess you could crow that they’re sexist or something, but honestly? I want to hang my boyfriend blazer and leather…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 13, 2009 - 12:10 pm
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