Posts tagged "advertising"

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,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 3, 2009 - 1:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 17, 2009 - 1:30 pm

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…

Lily Q | September 9, 2009 - 2:30 pm

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”…

Leonora Epstein | September 7, 2009 - 8:00 pm

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…

Leonora Epstein | August 26, 2009 - 2:40 pm

Jesus Luz Loves Himself A Little Too Much

The folks behind the new Ona Saez ad campaign made so many questionable, er, “creative decisions” that we’re not sure where to begin. So let’s jump off from the most…

Lily Q | August 18, 2009 - 3:10 pm

Quick Pic: May We Suggest Some More Weather-Appropriate Footwear?

Hermes debuted their A/W 2009 ad campaign featuring Raquel Zimmermann at the Ice Hotel in Sweden. We assume this is her real foot. Or does it belong to a stand-in?

Erin Flaherty | August 11, 2009 - 11:50 am

Mariah Carey’s New Album Takes Product Shilling To The Next Level

Mariah Carey’s next album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, hits shelves on September 15th. And it’ll be a lot bigger than your traditional CD. The album will come bundled with…

Justine Fields | August 4, 2009 - 8:30 pm

Quick Pic: Bikinis Are The New Parisian Streetwear

Here’s how cereal brand Special K wants to motivate the French: “After my bikini challenge with Special K, the hardest thing is deciding.” Apparently, however, you only get four choices.

Leonora Epstein | July 30, 2009 - 7:20 pm

Does Hairy Backvertising Go Too Far?

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…

Susannah Breslin | July 29, 2009 - 1:40 pm

Is This Italian Durex Ad Offensive To Women?

In this Italian ad for a female enhancement cream (“O Gel”) made by Durex, a woman is having such an intense orgasm that she’s somehow managed to rake trails into…

Leonora Epstein | July 22, 2009 - 1:20 pm

Quick Pic: Chanel’s Motorcycle Gang

Model Lara Stone, Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel pretty boy Baptiste Giacobini may join millions of Weekend Warriors across the land with their new motorcycle gang. [Paris, 7/17/09]…

Lily Q | July 21, 2009 - 2:50 pm

Even CGI Rollerblading Babies Love Evian

Evian wants to make you feel as good as a baby rollerblading to “Rapper’s Delight.” Umm, what? The French mineral water company recently posted an ad online featuring…

Daniela Guernica | July 9, 2009 - 7:30 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

Quick Pic: Pink Gorillas Take Over Dolce & Gabbana Campaign

We’ve never seen such well-dressed pink gorillas, have you?

Lily Q | June 23, 2009 - 2:20 pm

Was Dating Better In The 1800s?

If you are single and out in the dating trenches, then you know how absurd and post-modern the whole fiasco has become with the invention of the internet. Wanna find…

Ami Angelowicz | June 23, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Marc Jacobs Dangles Model From Window, But Why?

Marc Jacobs’ new ad campaign is a bit mystifying. Why, we’d like to know, is model Natasa Vojnovik hanging by her ankles from a window? We’re all for death-defying stunts,…

Lily Q | June 19, 2009 - 1:10 pm

Bud Light Tastes Like Crap But This Ad Is Brilliant

Most beer ads are crammed full of super skinny chicks with bigs boobs. So we love this Bud Light commercial, which invites us to laugh at a dude…

Nikki Dowling | June 11, 2009 - 1:00 pm

“Tart Cards” Show How Sex Sells

Sex may sell, but how does one sell sex? Since the ’80s, prostitutes in London have been using “tart cards” to advertise their services. Tart Cards, a new graphic (in…

Leonora Epstein | June 10, 2009 - 3:00 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
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