Posts tagged "advertising"

For Jezebel, Sexism In Advertising Is OK — As Long As They’re The Ones Running The Ads

Historically, if that’s a word that can be used in relationship to blogging, Gawker Media ladyblog Jezebel has dedicated much its blog’s space to pointing out sexism in advertising — or what they deem “badvertising.” So, if the Jezebels are the self-proclaimed policewomen of what they perceive to be rampant advertising industry misogyny, what’s u…

Susannah Breslin / May 18, 2009

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…

Susannah Breslin / May 7, 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…

Susannah Breslin / March 11, 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.

Catherine Strawn / January 16, 2009

Woman Pregnant With Car Lies Down, Waits For It To Come Out

Is it just me, or is this VW ad … creepy? Copyranter reports this odd Volkswagen campaign was birthed in Lebanon, where a “new brood of Beetles was apparently only available by ‘special delivery.'” I guess they have some pretty big auto-wombs over there. It sure looks like it’s going to hurt coming out, doesn’t…

Susannah Breslin / January 14, 2009

Nastia Liukin, Will You Be Our Friend?

Nastia Liukin gets to do the coolest stuff now that she’s a big-time Olympic medalist. As if playing herself in an episode of “Gossip Girl,” being in a CoverGirl ad, sitting in the front row at fashion shows, and getting a Wheaties box weren’t enough, Liukin will also be the face (and very flexible body)…

Catherine Strawn / January 9, 2009

Madonna To Be Face of Spring/Summer Louis Vuitton

A 50-year-old Madonna will be the new face of luxury brand’s Louis Vuitton’s spring/summer 2009 collection. The idea to use Madonna came to Marc Jacobs, the label’s creative director, while watching her concert in Paris last year. “I just blurted out, ‘I think we should do Madonna,'” he said. “I was totally just blown away…

Wendy Atterberry / January 6, 2009

TMI: Mother/Daughter Douches

The holiday season is filled with so many awkward family moments. Like, “Oh, pajamas. They’re, um… pink!” Or, “It’s a good thing Grandpa switched his prostate meds.” It can be scary stuff people, but I didn’t want to freak you out before you got cornered by a week’s worth of bonding time. Now…

Simcha / January 5, 2009

Will A Sexy Woman Make Men Want To Donate Their Organs?

Ads that use gorgeous, half-naked women to sell products are totally lame. Why couldn’t the advertising agency come up with something a little more original to sell their client’s beer, aftershave, or clothes? Despite these feelings, we just came across an ad that ran in P-magazine, a Belgian men’s magazine, and it’s so clever we…

Catherine Strawn / November 12, 2008

Music: An Election Day Mixtape

Campaign songs have caused more of a ruckus in this presidential race than teenage pregnancy and extra-marital affairs combined. It all started with a John scandal, when John McCain stole “Our Country” by John Cougar Mellencamp from John Edwards after he got axed in the primaries. Then, Mellencamp told McCain to stop using the track,…

Simcha / November 4, 2008

The EU Doesn’t Want Sex to Sell Anything Anymore

David Beckham may be one of the best things to have happened to the game of soccer since cleats were invented, but he’s also one of the best things to have happened to advertising since the dawn of modern media…at least in my book. I mean, have you seen his nearly nude Armani ads? [Now

Wendy Atterberry / September 12, 2008

L’Oreal Denies Lightening Beyonce’s Skin

Yesterday, we reported the controversy surrounding L’Oreal Paris’ latest Feria hair color ad featuring spokesperson Beyonce with lighter skin and a pointier nose. The ad, which is in the Sept. issues of Essence, Elle and Allure, created a stir among celebrity bloggers who definitely noticed a change in Beyonce’s appearance. As expected, L’Oreal Paris issued…

Annika Harris / August 8, 2008

Underage Sex In Advertising Attracts Older Consumers

ABC News has a big story out today that talks about sex in advertising. American Apparel, BMW, and Gossip Girl are just a few of the latest brands to embrace carnal desire in print ads, but they’re taking it a step farther by putting people who look very young in provocative positions to draw attentio…

Catherine Strawn / July 29, 2008

Gossip Girl Has The Best Ad Campaigns, Like, Ever

Honestly, I don’t even realllllly like the show, but these ads always make me want to watch. I love seeing anyone thumb their nose at annoyingly shrill prudishness.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 18, 2008

How to Kiss With Your Eyes Open

You’ve probably already had your fill of indie emo guys slobbering all over you. Just kidding, who can get enough? Converse, makers of the sneakers for at least 50% of the guys you dated in college, have just released KissingwithRoss.com, an “Average Joe” style ad campaign, but his makin’ out is above average.

Simcha / July 7, 2008

Mad Men: “1960, I Am So Over You”

Currently, I am majorly obsessed with the show Mad Men on AMC. If you haven’t seen it, you must give it a go, before the second season starts in a month. The show is about the advertising men on Madison Avenue during the early 1960s and is just brilliantly written and art directed.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 9, 2008

No SATC Ads In Jerusalem

The billboard company responsible for advertising the Sex and the City movie decided not to hang posters or billboards in Jerusalem or Petah Tikva because of the two cities’ large religious populations. Residents of Jerusalem and Petah Tikva are very lucky. [Jerusalem Post]…

Catherine Strawn / May 21, 2008
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