Posts tagged "advertising"

Five More Reasons We Still Need Feminism

Sirens siren Heather Wood Rudulph has written a piece for Huffington Post about five reasons we still need feminism, including the recent murder of abortion provider, Dr. George Tiller, and…

Jessica Wakeman | June 4, 2009 - 12:30 pm

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 –…

Susannah Breslin | May 18, 2009 - 5:15 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | May 7, 2009 - 12:30 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | March 11, 2009 - 1:30 pm

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…

Catherine Strawn | January 16, 2009 - 6:00 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | January 14, 2009 - 12:00 pm

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,…

Catherine Strawn | January 9, 2009 - 6:30 pm

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…

Wendy Atterberry | January 6, 2009 - 12:30 pm

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…

Simcha | January 5, 2009 - 7:30 pm

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,…

Catherine Strawn | November 12, 2008 - 5:30 pm

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…

Simcha | November 4, 2008 - 6:30 pm

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…

Wendy Atterberry | September 12, 2008 - 4:00 pm

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.

Annika Harris | August 8, 2008 - 2:00 pm

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…

Catherine Strawn | July 29, 2008 - 2:15 pm

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 - 3:30 pm

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…

Simcha | July 7, 2008 - 10:30 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 9, 2008 - 10:30 am

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…

Catherine Strawn | May 21, 2008 - 2:30 pm

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