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Why Is Zooey Deschanel Shilling For Absolut Vodka?

Before today, I thought Zooey Deschanel was the perfect example of how stars can appear in ads without looking like sellouts. Her collaboration with eye wear manufacturer Oliver Peoples made sense, and the song she wrote about cotton, “the fabric of our lives,” was good enough for me to listen to at times besides when it aired during TV commercial breaks.

Now, however, Zooey is in an ad for Absolut Vodka. While it was shot by Ellen von Unwerth, who is well-respected and has previously photographed Zooey for magazine shoots, the connection between these two women and vodka doesn’t make much sense to me, at least not in this photo. And for the first time, I feel like Zooey is just another celebrity picking up extra money by posing with products. Keep reading »

Not All Advertising Campaigns Are Sexist And Offensive

I must admit, we post about a lot of sexist advertising campaigns here on The Frisky. But there are just so many of them! But here’s one that’s actually kind of empowering and positive, courtesy of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, or “Sucrilhos” in Brazil. The message is clear: it doesn’t matter if you’re “different” — like this adorably awkward little girl competing in a beauty pageant — all that matters is that you’re healthy. (OK, granted sugary cereal isn’t the healthiest, but whatevs.) Check out one more from the campaign, after the jump… [copyranter] Keep reading »

Wish Your Closet Showed A Little More Leg?

Why don’t they make these leggy coat hangers anymore? I guess you could crow that they’re sexist or something, but honestly? I want to hang my boyfriend blazer and leather jackets on these bad boys, er, girls. [Copyranter] Keep reading »

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] Keep reading »

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. Calvin Klein has put many an ad here and all of them have pissed people off, including his latest, which has some residents crowing about pornography. The ad features Eva Mendes and Frisky Crush Of The Day, Jamie Dornan, posing barely clothed, and she is in the beginning motions of removing his underoos. To be honest, it is sexy, but it’s a lot tamer than some of the ads that have occupied the space, including one which implied a massive orgy! And now I am going to hop on the subway, so I can see Jamie at 1,000 times life size in person. Ciao! Keep reading »

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 they are just that sexy, and then later on, after she’s left, he gets to smell them. Hot? [Copyranter] Keep reading »

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