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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 1, 2009 - 12:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 30, 2009 - 6:49 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | June 30, 2009 - 11:10 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 26, 2009 - 4:30 pm

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…

Catherine Strawn | June 26, 2009 - 1:00 pm

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…

Carrie Wasterlain | June 25, 2009 - 7:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 25, 2009 - 12:40 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 24, 2009 - 10:30 am

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,…

Annika Harris | June 24, 2009 - 10:00 am

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…

Ami Angelowicz | June 22, 2009 - 4:00 pm

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,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 18, 2009 - 4:30 pm

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,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 4, 2009 - 2:45 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 4, 2009 - 12:30 pm

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…

Catherine Strawn | June 4, 2009 - 9:45 am

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…

Catherine Strawn | June 1, 2009 - 2:45 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | May 19, 2009 - 2:05 pm

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…

Catherine Strawn | May 19, 2009 - 9:30 am

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 –…

Susannah Breslin | May 18, 2009 - 5:15 pm

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…

Catherine Strawn | May 8, 2009 - 1:15 pm

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,…

Catherine Strawn | May 7, 2009 - 3:00 pm