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Why Your Hair Will Never Look As Good As The Commercials

You know that not everything on TV is real. But you’d assume that ads selling a product would show off fairly accurate, achievable results, right? (OK, maybe you wouldn’t, but…

Bianca Posterli | March 29, 2010 - 4:40 pm

6 Crazy Things Ads Want You To Believe Are True

Commercials are duplicitous. They are designed to illicit the same response from us as a burning fire; our interest level is minimal at best yet we can’t tear ourselves from…

Cracked | March 28, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Purple Passionista

Leonardo DiCaprio’s on-again off-again girlfriend, Bar Refaeli, just shot an ad campaign for the unfortunately named lingerie brand Passionista. And clearly, it’s klassy. [X17] …

Erin Flaherty | March 26, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Bigger Models Make Women Feel Bad About Themselves, Too

Dove’s Real Beauty ad campaigns are heralded as groundbreaking forays into being a bit more realistic about how women look. Glamour’s new habit of featuring regular-sized broads after the publicity…

Lily Q | March 19, 2010 - 2:10 pm

Lady Gaga & Beyonce Are Masters Of Not-So-Subtle Product Placement

Rarely lauded for their subtlety, Lady Gaga and Beyonce went even more balls out than usual with the product placement in their recently released “Telephone” music video. First up, there’s…

Lily Q | March 16, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Weight Loss Ad Turns The Overweight Into Target Practice

If you’ve been looking to lose a few pounds lately, one Brazilian weight loss company may have just the final motivational push you need: a higher likelihood of being shot…

Lily Q | March 16, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Stop Hating On Reebok’s Ass-Vertising

Can we please stop calling everything shallow and marketed towards women sexist and anti-feminist? The Frisky included one of the print incarnations of Reebok’s ass-vertising for their new EasyTone…

Lily Q | March 11, 2010 - 2:28 pm

Did This Cervical Cancer Commercial Get Your Attention During The Oscars?

The Academy Awards are Hollywood’s Super Bowl, and just like during the big game, some noteworthy commercials aired during last night’s show. This one starts off like any…

Catherine Strawn | March 8, 2010 - 1:40 pm

When Your Coffee Gets Cute With You

For some, a morning cup of coffee is your own moment of calm and quiet before the day’s horrendous craziness. But for those who frequent U.K. coffee chain Puccino’s, they’ll…

Leonora Epstein | March 4, 2010 - 7:40 pm

H&M Ad Showcases Photoshopped Penis Of Horror

I was cruising around the internet today, when I came across this H&M ad for men’s denim. For whatever reason (ahem), my eyes migrated to his crotch, where I found…

Susannah Breslin | March 4, 2010 - 2:10 pm

T.I.’s Akoo Jeans Ad Has Done Its Job, Now It Can Be Taken Down

Two things remain true when it comes to marketing: 1) sex will always sell and 2) even negative publicity is good publicity. The recent controversy surrounding a sexually suggestive ad…

Annika Harris | March 3, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: The Old Spice Guy Gives Dating Advice

The Frisky: What do you like a woman to smell like?
Isaiah Mustafa: Butterflies and salt taffy. The Frisky: What was it like working on the Old Spice

Catherine Strawn | March 2, 2010 - 11:59 am
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