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] Keep reading »
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: Stars of track and field are beautiful people. [WOW]
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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 Parissa thought it would be clever to have this poor, furry soul wander up and down a beach looking like this, handing out free samples of Parissa product. People liked it, says one report, and some chicks even asked to have their photo taken with the Hairy Backed One. But does it make me want to buy Parissa? Eh, not really. A fur coat, maybe. [Copyranter] Keep reading »
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 from 17 to 29, in a series of bendy, twisty, and sometimes freaky, poses. Please note the image above where a model, dressed in an over-embroidered mini-dress, sits cross-legged with her crotch exposed a la Britney. For sure, it’s a little bit much, but uncomfy? Not in our opinion. The only thing that rubs us the wrong way is how similar these feel to American Apparel’s cheesy ads. More images, after the jump! [The Cut] Keep reading »
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. You have any ideas? Give me a call and tell me where you like to stick it,” one advert said.
Twenty-one listeners complained, saying the sexual innuendos were offensive and the ads shouldn’t be aired when children could be listening. Kerry Foods, which makes Mattesons sausage, said the ads were meant to be tongue-in-cheek, not offensive. The watchdog group didn’t agree that the ads were sexually explicit but ruled that the ads shouldn’t be aired when children were likely to be listening.
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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. Keep reading »
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 those hats rest, they look damn good. So ladies, here it is, the fresh lingerie look from Europe—a crotch cap. How do you say “sexy” in French? [Copyranter]
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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 the seemingly impossible, like carry a 300+ pound man when his flip-flop breaks.” Keep reading »
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] Keep reading »
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? Keep reading »