Posts tagged "advertising"

Whaaat: There Will Be A “Full House” Reunion On Super Bowl Sunday (Sort Of)

The football game will be nice and all, but the real highlight of Super Bowl Sunday will be the “Full House” reunion on our television screens. Dannon Oikos’ poster boy, John Stamos…

Claire Hannum | January 23, 2014 - 10:40 am

Louis CK One Is The Perfect Mashup

The season four premiere of “Louie” is still five months off. But we can content ourselves with a little bit of Louie C.K. — well, parts of him, anyway —…

Jessica Wakeman | January 9, 2014 - 1:20 pm

What If A Perfume Ad Featured A Woman Who Was Bold, Sexy, Desirable, And Also Fat?

Jes Baker of The Militant Baker has done some really powerful, creative projects in the name of body positivity and fat acceptance, but her most recent undertaking might be her…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 19, 2013 - 1:40 pm

This Epic Volvo Commercial Is A Work Of Art

Just when you thought advertising was nothing but a barren soul-sucking trap (I mean, that’s mostly what it is, right?), a company actually bothered to put a little creativity into…

Claire Hannum | December 7, 2013 - 4:00 pm

All Kitty Litter Commercials Should Star The Poopy Cat Dolls

Is there a word in the English language to describe when advertising is so delightful you don’t even mind that it’s advertising? Because that’s the word I need for this…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Why, Yes, This Is An Actual Ad For The D.C. Metro

Seriously, D.C. Metro? “Can’t we just talk about shoes?” [DCist via The Wire]
After Sasha Fleischman, a genderqueer/agender student in Oakland, California, was set on fire on a city

Jessica Wakeman | December 4, 2013 - 6:30 pm

These Men Can Play “Jingle Bells” With Their Penises

Nothing says peace on Earth, sugar cookies and Grandma like Christmas carols played with bells attached to a dude’s junk, amirite? Kmart’s holiday commercial features six male models shaking bells…

Jessica Wakeman | November 18, 2013 - 4:00 pm

This Is What An Ad-Free Issue Of Vogue Looks Like

Why is a September issue of Vogue for sale on Craigslist for $4.5 million dollars? Because that’s the cost brands like Dior and Chanel sunk into the iconic magazine advertising…

Jessica Wakeman | September 30, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Dennis Rodman And A Kim Jong Un-Alike Star In An Ad For Pistachios

Wonderful Pistachios have really stepped up their ad game in what seems like an exorbitantly expensive way. I mean, they’ve landed Snoop Dogg, Homer and Bart Simpson, Psy at the

Rachel Krause | September 19, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Benefit’s New Mascara Ad Might Make You Blush, Or Just Really Confused (NSFW)

Lolwhat. Allow me to present to you Benefit’s new “Real Men Don’t Fake It” video spot, feat. some bulges, babes, and Vinny of “Jersey Shore” infamy doing… yoga? And all…

Rachel Krause | August 22, 2013 - 9:40 am

London Taxi Ad Depicts Woman Who Was Either Just Raped Or Caught In A Rainstorm

There are less obtuse ways of explaining the concept of a “rainstorm” in an advertisement, Data Cars. Because this one is looking a liiiiitle rapey, according to some anti-rape activists.

Jessica Wakeman | August 15, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Controversial Elle MacPherson Intimates Ad Resurfaces Online

This weekend, I found myself engaged in an impassioned conversation over Twitter with several women, among them Australia’s “Bra Queen” Renee Mayne, about a 2004 Elle MacPherson Intimates ad which…

Jessica Wakeman | August 5, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Chevy Just Realized Women Buy Trucks, Too

The only people I know who own trucks are women. I know two female truck owners, but that’s not that exciting, because I don’t live a Truck Lifestyle. Perhaps Chevy,…

Julie Gerstein | July 29, 2013 - 10:40 am

TrueCar Thinks A Woman Needs A Man To Buy A Car

The idea behind is to provide people with a benchmark for how much they should be paying for a car so that when they go to a dealership, they…

Mary Odell | July 23, 2013 - 9:20 am

Is This Sexy/Sexist Equinox Billboard Really So Bad?

Maybe I’m just a sexist pig, but I fail to get a boner for this allegedly sexist Equinox billboard in Bethesda, Maryland, that has a group of mothers petitioning for…

Jessica Wakeman | July 12, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Wisconsin Newspaper Censors The Word ‘Vagina’ From “Vagina Monologues” Ad

A Wisconsin newspaper just made “The Vagina Monologues” a whole lot dirtier: changing the title to XXXXXXX. The Ashland Daily Press censored the word “vagina” in an ad for the upcoming…

Erica Boorstein | June 25, 2013 - 1:40 pm

This Is What Tampon Commercials Look Like In Russia

In Russia, you don’t have period, period has YOU! In all seriousness, this Russian Tampax commercial (very graphic, by the way, so if you’re squeamish, skip), shows the imagined terror…

Julie Gerstein | June 20, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Is This Offensive Johnny Farah Ad The “Worst Ad Of The Year”?

This ad was made in an effort to “celebrate” the collaboration between Johnny Farah, a Lebanese designer of luxury belts, bags, and accessories, and photographer Joe Kesrouani, but it ended…

Mary Odell | June 19, 2013 - 11:40 am

Charmin’s New Toilet Paper Ad Is Just A Butt Really Close Up

Charmin toilet paper ads usually include cute bears experiencing mishaps with toilet paper and eventually figuring out that Charmin is the best! This ad is a little bit different in…

Mary Odell | June 17, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Pamela Anderson Commercial Banned For Being “Sexist,” “Degrading To Women” (NSFW)

The UK has banned a TV commercial starring Pamela Anderson writhing in a bikini, covered in what looks like champagne froth. In the ad for web hosting service, Anderson…

Jessica Wakeman | June 5, 2013 - 8:00 pm
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