Posts tagged "advertisements"

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 after the blogosphere flamed the company for using pro-anorexia language to cheekily sell their product? Well, Pretzel Crisps has a new ad campaign and…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 11, 2010

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 we have is a glorified backwards robe. I suppose you could cut the sleeves off your Snuggie and try doing the dirty on it, but…
By: Kelli Bender / September 16, 2010

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 is some alien shape-shifter who can transform her face into any nearby object, whether it's a French horn, a dog, a boom box, or…
By: Leonora Epstein / September 1, 2010

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 dude was whacking off to flying cleavage. Do you think they wiped the seats down afterwards? [BuzzFeed]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2010

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 of editorial content, the advertisement offers advice to women who are preparing to ask for a raise at work. But before you go marching into…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 27, 2010

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 (and NSFW) way in which they conveyed that message, after the jump... [OIC Singapore via BuzzFeed]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 26, 2010

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 straight-up wrong. Look, I get it, the appeal of pretzel crisps is that they are thin like crackers and, in theory, better for you tha…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 4, 2010

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 campaign -- which reminds us that "stupid is the best idea smart ever had" (whaa?) -- cut down a bit. The entire campaig…
By: Lily Q / July 2, 2010

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 the spread of STDs. After all, perfectly good-looking people get herpes (Paris Hilton) and I really hope she wraps it up. Check out a few…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 26, 2010

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 single break. According to this advertisement, it's the guy's responsibility to provide protection against bad breath when the loving heats up. The concept might seem clever…
By: Annika Harris / March 16, 2010

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 for T.I.'s Akoo Jeans proves both. The billboard incited complaints from Newark's Mayor Cory Booker and residents because it features a woman with her…
By: Annika Harris / March 3, 2010

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. "The inspiration for my design was capturing a moment of absolute happiness and satisfaction," he said. "Hopefully my Sweet Tea flavor can give us all…
By: Catherine Strawn / February 11, 2010

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 sort of eating disorder. The stylish Brit is mighty slender, but that could certainly be genetics not anorexia. Chung seemingly decided to poke a little…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 14, 2010

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 and then, of course, a fiery blast. One question -- where's Ben Affleck? [via ONTD]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 8, 2009

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, a carton of Lucky Strikes looks "bright!" and "colorful!" under the tree and is sure to please any smoker with good taste. After all, it doe…
By: Wendy Atterberry / December 8, 2009

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 ad sums up the reason Viagra was invented, folks. And I thought my grandma was willing to put it all out there ... […
By: Simcha / December 8, 2009

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 sense, and the song she wrote about cotton, "the fabric of our lives," was good enough for me to listen to…
By: Catherine Strawn / December 4, 2009

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 of empowering and positive, courtesy of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, or "Sucrilhos" in Brazil. The message is clear: it doesn't matter if you're "different" --…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 19, 2009

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 jackets on these bad boys, er, girls. [Copyranter]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 13, 2009

Does Your Baby Have A Case Of The Number Threes?

Sure, you've heard of doing a "number one" or a "number two," but did you know that babies also occasionally do a "number three"? According to this Australian ad for BabyLove diapers, "poop explosions" require a special kind of swaddling. Eww. I am going to email this to my newly pregnant friend now. […
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 12, 2009
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