Posts tagged "advertisements"

Get Happy With Coke Creatures

It’s an ad, but that doesn’t make it any less appallingly adorable. Check out this awesomely happy-happy-joy-joy Coca-Cola summer ad that’s running in Europe. Starring a freaky dude on top of a hill who plays a magical organ, a cast of furry beasts who warble and dance charmingly when injected with arcing stream…

By: Susannah Breslin / May 7, 2009

We’re Overdosing On Audrey Tautou And Chanel

Not only is Audrey Tautou playing Coco Chanel in the new biopic “Coco Avant Chanel,” but she’s also the face of the Chanel No. 5 perfume. The luxury brand has released a short film commercial starring Audrey and directed by the man behind “Amélie,” Jean-Pierre Jeunet. The film has a similar feeling to…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 6, 2009

Saturn Edits Commercial To Eliminate Gender Stereotyping

Saturn debuted its “Total Confidence” campaign earlier this month, aiming to help automobile buyers make car payments if they lose their jobs. Yes, this is a great idea during this recession, but the ad missed the mark. In the original commercial, Saturn retailer Jim Smith talks about how losing your job and your…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 27, 2009

Is This Fake Calvin Klein Bra Ad Sexist Or Just Clever?

Is advertising that uses women’s sexuality always sexist? Feminsting.com blogger Samhita says this advertising student’s project is “sexist, voyeuristic and pervy.” It’s a fake Calvin Klein billboard featuring a woman wearing a white blouse. In the sunshine the white blouse looks normal, but when it rains the billboard morphs and reveals the model’s black bra…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 23, 2009

Hansaplast Condoms Promise To Help Your Pleasure Last

Hansaplast’s ads for their new long pleasure condoms crack me up and definitely get the message across — don’t screw outdoors with your dude strapped into one of these babies, because it will make for some very hard to explain tan lines. One more, after the jump…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2009

The Most Hilarious Unauthorized Celebrity Endorsements

Image is everything when you’re a celeb (just ask Lindsay Lohan.) Endorsement deals are big money business, but some foreign companies don’t feel like they have to pay stars, even for an erectile dysfunction ad. Now, that’s just insult to injury! But the damage is done and hilarious, so here’s a round up of the…

By: Simcha / March 19, 2009

Is This Ad Misogynist?

The Museo Tamayo in Mexico City has created some shock-advertising that has left some viewers scratching their heads and some suggesting misogyny. In the ad, a woman stands in what one can assume is the museum, her finger on her chin as if contemplating a work of art hanging on the wall in front of…

By: Susannah Breslin / March 11, 2009

Dutch Heineken Commercial Perpetuates Sexual Stereotypes, Still Hilarious

Behold the European beer giant’s latest ad that’s been airing all over Holland. You don’t need to speak Dutch to get the gist. The scene takes place at a couple’s new home, where the woman is giving her friends a grand tour. The situation quickly turns into a screaming contest between men and…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 4, 2009

Off With Your Head!

Want a new look? Montreal-based beauty salon Käaz suggests that if you really want a total makeover, it would be best if you let them decapitate you first. Created by ad agency Bleublancrouge, the Canadian campaign promises to “CHANGE YOUR STYLE.” I’m not quite sure how this works, though. So, you go into the salon,…

By: Susannah Breslin / February 27, 2009

Is David Beckham Happy To See You With Or Without Photoshop?

Emporio Armani reportedly paid David Beckham more than $29 million to appear in their latest men’s underwear campaign. We suspect the fashion house may have digitally enhanced his package. What’s your take?

By: Annika Harris / February 5, 2009

The Calvin Klein Orgy Commercial That’s Too Hot For (American) TV

Holy hotness, does this Calvin Klein commercial make me want to go out and buy some jeans to wear when I’m writhing around on the couch topless with a few hot models straddling me. It’s been banned in the U.S. but will, of course, be shown in way less prudish Europe.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 30, 2009

Superbowl Commercials: Bring On The Hot Hunks

Superbowl Sunday is almost here! While I’m gearing up for an exciting event featuring men wrestling each other in tight pants, there is another kind of sexual objectification to keep score of during the commercials. Sure, there is guaranteed to be beer commercial after beer commercial with slutty wenches using their sex to sell a…

By: Simcha / January 29, 2009

Just Do It … For Guys

What’s this ad really about? You tell me. Copyranter reports this ad campaign was created for the German edition of Men’s Health magazine. Both of the ads feature young women exercising to the point of sweaty, dejected exhaustion. In one ad, the woman leans over the handlebars of her bicycle, out of breath. In the…

By: Susannah Breslin / January 28, 2009

PETA’s Too Hot For TV Superbowl Ad

Oh PETA. Always gettin’ themselves banned. Above, the commercial that WON’T run during the Superbowl, which features scantily clad women getting horny with some vegetables. Because apparently, “studies show, vegetarians have better sex.” Is that true? Anyway, I don’t really see what’s SO super hot about it, but it does continue PETA’s trend…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 28, 2009

Obama Used For Anti-Choice Ad

The anti-choice organization, CatholicVote.org has put together this advertisement which argues against abortion using Obama as its proof that abortion is wrong. After all, IMAGINE THE POTENTIAL. If Barack Obama had been aborted, he would have never been President and…wait…defended Roe V. Wade. Uh, okay, whatever. Anyway, if Obama has been aborted, he…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 23, 2009

Thank God You’re A Woman

A friend emailed me some ads for Goldstar, an Israeli beer. The tagline for the campaign is “Thank God you’re a man.” After the jump, see the ads and why I’m thanking God I’m a woman.

By: Catherine Strawn / January 16, 2009

Durex Proves That Condoms Can Be Fun

Durex’s new ad, featuring condom balloon animals doing it in various positions, is so amazing and funny, it could do a lot for the rubbers’ public image. After all, more than one guy (and girl) has complained to us about hating them, despite knowing they’re necessary in order to prevent pregnancy and the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 15, 2009

Katie Holmes And Victoria Beckham Make Love To The Camera

Besties Katie Holmes and Victoria Beckham both have major ad campaigns coming out shot by famed photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. The first photos were just released (above), and they’ve actually made us remember why these ladies are celebrities. Sure, Katie looks a little possessed, and Victoria looks a little dead, but don’t…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 14, 2009

This Toilet Seat Will Stop Your Bulimia

Adfreak Copyranter points to this anti-bulimia ad campaign in Europe that employs toilet lid stickers to stop girls from purging themselves. In Düsseldorf, Germany, ad firm red cell created the hot pink and blood splatter stickers posted on toilets in local college women’s bathrooms and bars. They read “Bulimie ist heilbar,” or “Bulimia is curable,”…

By: Susannah Breslin / January 7, 2009

If The Couples In Ads Could Talk

Sometimes, the most interesting part about reading a magazine is not the articles, but the ads. While I was sorting through a stack of magazines that needed organizing, I started noticing just how many ads for fashion companies feature couples. But they don’t look the least bit lovey dovey. In fact, they look awkward. After…

By: Catherine Strawn / December 23, 2008