Posts tagged "advertisements"

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. [Ad Freak]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 12, 2009

Calvin Klein’s Latest Raunchy Ad, Duh, Offends Many

There is a large piece of advertising space on Houston Street in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood. For as long as I can remember, that particular wall has been THE place to put your advertisement if you want to ignite controversy. It's large, it's in an extremely prominent area, and it does not go unnoticed by anyone.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 10, 2009

These Pants Are Apparently Totes Humpable

It took me a little while to figure out what the hell was going on in this ad for German clothing company Van Rosen, but now I get it! This guy and this girl are getting it on, but then he gets a phone call. So, while he is detained, she humps his pants, because…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 19, 2009

Is This Ad For Jamieson’s Raspberry Ale Sexist?

Snow White has been made over into "Ho White," smokin' a fag after, apparently, a rockin' roll in the hay with her favorite seven dwarves. The ad is for Australian brewery Jamieson's raspberry ale which is being marketed as "anything but sweet." The thing is, the company behind it, The Foundry, forgot to ask Disney'…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 16, 2009

Ralph Lauren’s Photoshop FAIL Is Not An Isolated Incident

Despite expressing dismay that the previous ad -- featuring an extremely whittled-down Filippa Hamilton -- had made it to print and that it didn't represent their "image," it's not the only example of Ralph Lauren execs being a bit overzealous with Photoshop. Check out this ad from a Ralph Lauren window display in Sydney. Mmm,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 15, 2009

New HIV Awareness Campaign Hits Home

This new AIDS Awareness campaign from One Life finally uses sex to sell an effective message -- when you sleep with him, you're sleeping with everyone in his past. Click on over to Trendhunter to see a few more graphic images -- including a woman giving a blowjob to a handgun. One more image, after…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 25, 2009

Dude, Your Flexibility Is Freaking Me Out

Yeah, uh, I don't know. This guy? He's kind of freaking me out. He's so ... flexible. This vintage ad for Cricketeer suits is intended to show that this -- ahem -- polyester suit will "give you almost as much freedom as [your] birthday suit," but I walk away from it with nothing but the…

By: Susannah Breslin / August 24, 2009

Police Women Of Broward County’s “Cavity Search” Ad Is An Eye Roll And A Half

TLC's ad asking "Cavity Search Anyone?" for the show "Police Women Of Broward County" is misogynist, Dylan Stableford, a blogger at The Wrap, has noticed. Really, TLC? Instead of marketing towards women like me who'll think this show is really cool, you're going for the porn-y cop angle? Sorry, chuckleheads, but there has not bee…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2009

Vintage Sex Ed: Caught In The Act

It's hard to believe it's been over 20 years since I suffered through awkward sex-ed videos of swimming, talking sperm and dancing ovaries in junior high. Feeling a little nostalgic, I did a search for "vintage sex ed" on YouTube this morning and found this gem from the '70s. Poor Ricky! Not only does hi…

By: Wendy Atterberry / August 21, 2009

Company Markets Wine For The Gays

Well, this is novel. A fine wine purveyor is targeting gay men with a line of special wines. Spanish UO! Wines has three vino options: Antinoo, Oscura Lágrima, and Ánima Blanca. Antinoo is a red: "young and mature, fruity, elegant, smooth...Mediterranean." Oscura Lágrima, another red, is described thusly: "They say that the best sex i…

By: Susannah Breslin / August 20, 2009

A Toothy Necklace For A Whiter Smile

This advertisement is supposed to have us believe that if you chew HappyDent baking soda gum, your teeth will become whiter, brighter, and, oh, so much better. How does the company choose to convey this message? Frankly, I don't know that selling us ladies on this product by way of a necklace made of huma…

By: Susannah Breslin / August 19, 2009

The Gap Ganks Its Latest Ad Campaign From American Apparel

The hilarious part of this is that a quick glance at this new Gap ad will only send interested customers running to the rival they ripped off. (In fairness, they did add a dash of Calvin Klein, circa the Brooke Shields days.) Back to the drawing board! [AdWeek via Scanner]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 18, 2009

Nick Symmonds’ Naked Nike Ad

Just in time for hump day, we found this sexy vid for an afternoon delight: track star Nick Symmonds getting naked for Nike. OK, so I totally have a thing for men in their little running shorts, but these marketing experts have proven that even less than that is more. Belle and Sebastian are right:…

By: Simcha / August 5, 2009

Does Hairy Backvertising Go Too Far?

Don't get me wrong. I like a hirsute fellow as much as the next girl, but it could be that this advertisement waxed into some dude's back hair goes a little too far. Far enough to give me a hairball. Copyranter calls it "diametrically un-hot," and he's got a point there. Body hair removal company…

By: Susannah Breslin / July 29, 2009

Do The New Marc Jacobs Ads Make You Uncomfy?

Another day, another risque fashion ad. Sooo, it's not like anyone turns to Marc Jacobs for chaste imagery or anything, but folks are buzzing that his new fall '09 ad campaign is a touch raunchy. The pictures were snapped by Jacobs' main man, photographer Juergen Teller, natch, and feature five It models, ranging in age…

By: Zandile Blay / July 24, 2009

British Sausage Ads Too Saucy For Kids

Britain's advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority, has said ads for Mattesons smoked sausage "cause harm to children." How could an ad for spicy encased meat do that? Well, consider the dialogue in the radio ads: "Think about all the things you can stick this tasty, extraordinarily large sausage in. Mmm... Pizza, pasta, stir fry.

By: Annika Harris / July 23, 2009

This BJ-Inspired Sprite Ad Is Just Icky

This oral sex-inspired Sprite commercial, which apparently was banned in Germany, is the most sexual advertisement we've ever seen. And it's kinda icky, to boot. Definitely not safe for work...unless you work at Sprite, probably.

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 20, 2009

Dimetto Ads Offer Caps For Your … Crotch?

While hats are known for cleverly covering bald spots, in these Dimetto ads, they’re full on bush blockers. Click after the jump to see the full shebang. Who knows if the Paris unisex haberdasher is sick of making headwear, but they certainly found a way to turn heads! Something tell us that no matter where…

By: Simcha / July 15, 2009

Brad Pitt Is Sumo Wrestler’s Bitch In Japanese Ad

In April, Brad Pitt taped a commercial with a sumo wrestler, and now it's out. Brad plays the assistant to a sumo wrestler in this Spike Jonze-directed ad for Japanese SoftBank, a telecommunications company. We think the commercial is probably trying to say, "We'll support you no matter what, even if we have to do…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 3, 2009

Quick Pic: What’s Better Than One Beckham In Armani Underwear?

Two Beckhams in one ad, of course! Victoria and David Beckham stripped down and got all glistening for these new Armani underwear ads. Click through for the other shot. [via The Cut]…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 2, 2009