Posts tagged "advertising"

Ice Cream Company Attempts To Sell Ice Cream With Weird, Melting Lady Stuff

Apparently? There's such a thing as designer ice cream? Kapiti sells ice cream for the "discerning" set (one imagines that if you consume Ben & Jerry's, you are not discerning), and to hawk their fancy-pants ice cream to the vagina-endowed among us, they created a series of ads featuring lady stuff melting. You know? Like…

By: Susannah Breslin / December 10, 2009

Michael Bay Gives Victoria’s Secret The Action Movie Treatment

Michael Bay, the director behind SUPER EXPLOSIVE action films "Transformers," "Pearl Harbor," and "Armageddon," directed this brand-new Victoria's Secret commercial. There's lots of wind and rolling around and gap-mouthed-ness and then, of course, a fiery blast. One question -- where's Ben Affleck? [via ONTD]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 8, 2009

Vintage Christmas Commericals: Lucky Strike

Nothing says "Happy Holidays" like a carton of smokes, especially when it's designed with Christmas greens and pine combs. So seasonal! As you can see in this black-and-white commercial, a carton of Lucky Strikes looks "bright!" and "colorful!" under the tree and is sure to please any smoker with good taste. After all, it doe…

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 8, 2009

Last Licks: Grandmas Goin’ At It

In this video, some silver foxes show that with age comes experience. These ballsy broads have their dirty way with ice cream cones all for Science World. Basically, this ad sums up the reason Viagra was invented, folks. And I thought my grandma was willing to put it all out there ... [Trend Hunter]…

By: Simcha / December 8, 2009

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 whe…

By: Catherine Strawn / December 4, 2009

Hanes Gives ‘Em What They Want—No More Itchy Labels!

The worst is when you got an itch you can't scratch. You know, one of those ones in the butt area or anywhere in the nether region sphere. A lot of the time the fault is due to pesky underwear labels that make it feel like you have god-knows-what up against your crack. Hanes now…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 20, 2009

When Ya Gotta Go …

A series of new VW ads show male and female mannequins dressed in "soiled" denim. Looks like someone had a fashion emergency ... [FashionIndie.com]…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 18, 2009

A Condom Ad That Makes You Want To Say No

The idea of this Condomi condom ad is that these fruit-flavored condoms are so tasty, you may be tempted to take a bite. I do not feel this campaign would make men rush out to buy them. Not men who want to keep their johnsons, anyway. [The Awl]…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 18, 2009

“Hit The Bitch” Web Campaign Is Actually Anti-Domestic Violence, Got It?

Finding new, exciting, and creative ways to tell men that they shouldn't hit women is tough, ain't it? Which is probably why a Danish anti-domestic violence group came up with this ill-advised "Hit The Bitch" web campaign, in which users are encouraged to repeatedly punch a woman's face until, eventually, they're admonished for being "100%…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 17, 2009

Will Cough Drops Find The Inner Cougar In Any Mom?

Don't you just wish Don Draper would step out of the TV screen and teach some advertisers a thing or two? This weird cougar mom ad for Halls cough drops (cough drops?!) is a case in point. It gets your attention, but the cougar mom/cough drops connection just doesn't make any sense. And not i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2009

George Clooney Dies, Returns To Life

A-list Hollywood actors do cheesy ads abroad for mega-bucks, hoping no one in America will see them. Too late, George! In this spot for Nespresso espresso, Clooney, who plays an espresso drinker, hangs out with John Malkovich, who plays God, natch. The surreal spot was directed by Robert Rodriguez, who directed "Spy Kids" and "Si…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 10, 2009

Psst. Did You Know Your Boobs Can Talk?

I was laying about, minding my own business this weekend, when this commercial for Reebok EasyTone sneakers appeared on my TV screen. In it, a woman's breasts A) speak, and B) discuss her butt. I mean, WTF? I had no idea A) boobs could talk, and B) boobs felt competitive towards other body parts. "Stupid…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 9, 2009

Amelia Earhart—The New Sexy Style Icon?

For Hermès' fall/winter catalog, the high-fashion house has created an Amelia Earhart-themed spread for its Jean Paul Gaultier-designed collection. Inspired by the new movie? Or just coincidence? In any case, the image of Amelia has been brought back—the aviation record breaker, that is, and not our lovely site editor (although she is super stylish, too).

By: Leonora Epstein / October 26, 2009

How To Become A Supermodel

Interested in becoming a supermodel? Sure ya are! Here, follow the Georgia Jagger method, satisfaction (ha) guaranteed: Be born to celebrity parents. You may want to work this out with God beforehand. Be moderately attractive and thin. This should be easy enough assuming that step #1 works out and you're subsequently introduced into the Hollywood…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 19, 2009

Quick Pic: Uniqlo Wants To Make Some Bread

Uniqlo just opened a new store in Paris, France, and clearly knows how to target Parisians—by putting ads on the baguette wrappers at your local boulangerie. [Paris, 10/9/09]…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 12, 2009

Odorific Products Help Men Score Hot Chicks!

Another totally genius "Target: Women" vid from Sarah Haskins. This time she points out how many commercials try and sell products based on their ability to attract hot women, specifically through the power of smell -- the smell of clean laundry, gum, deodorant, mini-burgers, the list goes on and on.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 3, 2009

Weirdly Racy Ad For Ass, Err, Foot Cream

Yes, foot cream. Those shapely curves may hint at an ample rump, but they're actually a pair of heels, as Samantha's Foot Cream soothes cracked and dry feet. Sex literally sells everything these days, doesn't it? [copyranter]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 17, 2009

Slutty Through The Years: The American Apparel Story

American Apparel does smutty ads like no one else. Whether there's nip involved or just a hint of ass crack, their amateurish photography and mostly naked ladies have been getting people off -- from newspapers and magazines to thousands of websites the world over. After years of practice, countless campaigns featuring hipster girls spread-eagled and…

By: Lily Q / September 9, 2009

Quick Pic: Doing It Doggy Style In Paris

These government-sponsored condom ads have been causing a bang in Paris (heh, heh). Translation of the dog-themed slogans: "Man's best friend." And because France is so egalitarian: "Woman's best friend" too. OK, boy, now lie down!

By: Leonora Epstein / September 7, 2009

Marc Jacobs & Chairlift Do Bizarre, Low-Budget Videos For Saks

Chairlift is a band we love. Marc Jacobs is a designer we adore. Yet, we're a bit puzzled by the promotional videos they worked on together for Saks Fifth Avenue. The videos feature the three members of Chairlift clad in Marc Jacobs' fall collection, wandering around Williamsburg, Brooklyn like drugged-out hipsters. In each montage, set…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 26, 2009
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