Posts tagged "advertisements"

Pukey Microsoft Explorer Commercial

What the hell was Microsoft thinking when they approved this commeecial for Internet Explorer 8? The premise is that men are looking at nasty porn on the internet and their product will make it so they can hide that fact from their extremely squeamish wives. We know sex sells, but does vomit?
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 1, 2009

Quick Pic: How Many Hail Marys Will This Ad Agency Be Saying?

The British Advertising Standards Authority banned this Federici ice cream ad after readers complained about the nun's "seductive pose." Yeah, we don't like thinking about what she was going to do with that spoon, either.
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2009

Does This Animal Rights Ad Go Too Far?

In America, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are well known for their shock-tactic ads, but they're not the only pro-animal rights organization willing to go overboard with advertising in order to bring attention to the cause. Wakker Dier, which means "Animal Awake," is a Dutch organization that's Europe's PETA counterpart. For their campaign,…
By: Susannah Breslin / June 30, 2009

Domestic Violence Happens When No One Is Looking

Finally, an advertisement that doesn't offend us! Amnesty International has installed a new anti-domestic-abuse ad at a bus stop in Hamburg, Germany that uses cutting edge technology to make its point. A small camera embedded in the ad makes it so the couple in the poster appears happy and smiling when someone is looking…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 26, 2009

Madonna Dons Bunny Ears For Louis Vuitton

A photo from Madonna's second Louis Vuitton ad campaign was leaked, and -- surprise, surprise! -- it features Madge wearing a pair of the bunny ears she rocked at last month's Met Ball. Luckily, they look a lot less crazy in the campaign than they did in real life -- some fashion just…
By: Catherine Strawn / June 26, 2009

Quickies!: Best Week Ever Helps Burger King Out With Offensive Slogans

Since Burger King marketers were obviously having trouble coming up with offensive slogans, Best Week Ever decided to help them out. [Best Week Ever] He made questionable remarks to actor T.R. Knight about being gay, but Isaiah Washington has now joined the NO H8 campaign for gay marriage equality. […
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 25, 2009

Does This Wrangler Ad Scream “Raw Sex” To You?

This Wrangler jeans ad, called "We Are Animals," just won the top prize at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. The woman advertising the jeans looks like a deer in headlights. A topless deer in headlights with a big booty. A U.S. judge at the festival said the campaign "screams raw sex." I don't know...it…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 25, 2009

Burger King Wants Their Super Seven Incher Sandwich To Remind You Of Giving Head

Burger King must be sweatin' the competition because their latest ad for the "Super Seven Incher" makes Carl's Jr.'s raciest ads seem, well, subtle. And just in case the woman with her mouth agape didn't convey enough sexual innuendo, the copy at the bottom reads, "Fill your desire for something long, juicy and flame-grilled with…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 24, 2009

Are These Fat Of The Land Ads Offensive Or Motivational?

You may have to look very closely to figure out what's happening in this ad. Still clueless? Well, the biker is trudging up the hairy belly of an obese man, warning us that if we don't "stay in shape," we'll end up a sedentary slob. That's my take on the ad, anyway, not that I…
By: Annika Harris / June 24, 2009

An Open Letter To The Fools At Bacardi

Dear Bacardi, I am writing to express my concern about the scary things going on in advertising lately. It seems like each ad gets crazier or more offensive then the next. Did you see the new Tampax ad where a boy wakes up one day with a vagina? WTF. Anyhoo…I know that companies such…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 22, 2009

Is This Safe Sex Ad Offensive And/Or Misogynist?

To see the full NSFW ad, click past the jump. This Portuguese ad, targeted at women, promotes safe sex. It's hard to read, but the text up top says, "Girls, protect yourself. Demand your partner wear a condom." It's some seriously shocking imagery, but does it go too far? Megan at Jezebel wrote (in a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 18, 2009

Sexism In Advertising: Axe Thinks A Real Man Is Into Banging Relatives

Oh Axe, will your sexist ads know no bounds? This time around, the male product line is shilling its tire-shaped "Detailer Shower Tool" (that's the manly name for a loofah, FYI) by implying the user is washing off the perfume scene left by a chick (on his ear) and her mother (on his knees). Because…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 4, 2009

Five More Reasons We Still Need Feminism

Sirens siren Heather Wood Rudulph has written a piece for Huffington Post about five reasons we still need feminism, including the recent murder of abortion provider, Dr. George Tiller, and the propensity of pop culture to make women look like marriage-crazy loons. Her five reasons are just…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2009

Past Sexual Partners Stay With You Like Unwanted Pubic Hair

Check out this ad for MTV's Staying Alive global HIV and AIDS prevention campaign. What better way to visually represent how people's past sexual partners stay with them forever and become entangled than with name-shaped pubic hair! [Copyranter]…
By: Catherine Strawn / June 4, 2009

Louis Vuitton Chooses Famous Astronauts Instead Of Celebs For New Ad

Ads for luxury brand Louis Vuitton generally feature the rich and fabulous, i.e., Madonna, Sean Connery, Sofia Coppola, and Sean Connery. But the latest installment in the company's Core Values series, shot by Annie Liebovitz, features lesser-known faces whose names we learned in elementary school history lessons. The ad pictures Sally Ride (the…
By: Catherine Strawn / June 1, 2009

Quiznos Inspired By “2 Girls 1 Cup” For New Ad Campaign

Ah, the mainstreaming of pornography. You never know who will be inspired by what! Take, for example, this charming new ad campaign from Quiznos. Perhaps you've seen "2 Girls 1 Cup," the most grossest, disgustingest pornographic video ever made? Well, these new ads hawking the Quiznos subway sandwich feature "2 Girls 1 Sub" in a…
By: Susannah Breslin / May 19, 2009

Mac Gets A Girlfriend

We had long wondered what kind of girl the personification of a Mac computer would go for -- and now we know. A new commercial pits Mac (Justin Long) against PC (John Hodgman) as they try to win a woman's attention. Since it's a Mac commercial, Mac wins. Who is this mystery lady? Says she:…
By: Catherine Strawn / May 19, 2009

For Jezebel, Sexism In Advertising Is OK — As Long As They’re The Ones Running The Ads

Historically, if that's a word that can be used in relationship to blogging, Gawker Media ladyblog Jezebel has dedicated much its blog's space to pointing out sexism in advertising -- or what they deem "badvertising." So, if the Jezebels are the self-proclaimed policewomen of what they perceive to be rampant advertising…
By: Susannah Breslin / May 18, 2009

A White Castle Ad For Furry Lovers

Fast food commercials continue to get raunchier and raunchier. Arby's "me likey" commercial was kind of funny because it alluded to sex but didn't actually involve any. The sex-talking Quizno's oven was kind of creepy because it brought sex and fast food closer together. Now, White Castle's Pulled Pork Sandwich grosse…
By: Catherine Strawn / May 8, 2009

Awkward Erectile Dysfunction Commercials Might Disappear From TV

Representative Jim Moran has a problem with erectile dysfunction. We're not sure whether he suffers from ED, but he doesn't like those TV ads for Viagra and Cialis. Last month, this Virginia democrat introduced a bill that would prohibit any ED ads from airing on broadcast radio and TV between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.
By: Catherine Strawn / May 7, 2009