Posts tagged "advertising"

Jennifer Lawrence Shills Bags For Dior Like A Pro

Because she isn't busy enough winning awards, acting and generally being pretty awesome, Jennifer Lawrence took on yet another role--that of the new face of Dior's Miss Dior handbag. The ads were shot by Willy Vanderperre  and styled by Olivier Rizzo. And doesn't Miss Lawrence look divine? [WWD]…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 24, 2013

What Does This Japanese Whisky Ad Starring Leonardo DiCaprio Remind You Of?

"Lost in Translation" is one of my favorite movies, because of course it is. I am either a walking stereotype (entirely possible) or I just really want to be the Charlotte to Bill Murray's Bob Harris (yes, 1,000 times yes; I'm super weird about Bill Murray). If you've seen it (and if you haven't,…
By: Rachel Krause / February 20, 2013

Valege Lingerie Presents A Pair Of Animated Tits Bumping Nipples (NSFW)

French lingerie line Valega made some weird boob cartoons to promote their Finally Together push up bra. The ads feature animated breasts (with arms and legs) joyfully reuniting. In this commercial, right and left breasts meet at the airport and engage in a highly disturbing nipple bumping squishfest. The other spots take place respectively at…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 20, 2013

Is This Keira Knightley Chanel Ad Unfit For The Eyes Of Children?

The British Advertising Standards Authority strikes again! The ad censorship watchdog, responsible for putting the kibosh on everything from scummy American Apparel ads to a photo of an underage Dakota Fanning holding a perfume bottle between her legs for Marc Jacobs, is cracking down on another campaign. Next up on the chopping block…
By: Rachel Krause / February 15, 2013

This Cute Little Beaver Is Actually A Euphemism For Your Dirty Vagina

Well, that's one way to sell intimate wipes. Playtex is hawking these new genital wipes for "before and after" activities involving your genitalia, whatever those might be. We have no idea. But we do know the feminine hygiene industry has a long and sordid history of shaming women into buying products to "sanitize"…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 6, 2013

The Best & Worst Super Bowl Ads

Growing up, my parents were so anti-advertising that they made us mute the volume and cover the TV with a scarf during commercials. And look at me now! Rounding up the best and worst commercials shown during the Super Bowl. How far I've come...
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 4, 2013

Tampon Goes Up Against Moon Cup In An Epic Rap Battle

"Tampon Vs. Moon Cup Rap Battle" just might be the most clever advertising I've ever seen about periods (not that that's saying much, as the bar is set rather low). Props to the Moon Cup people for realizing that some people just think they're a bunch of gross, weird, period blood-collecting hippies.
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 30, 2013

Just Perfect: Dannon’s “Birth Control On The Bottom” Yogurt

Dannon's Birth Control on the Bottom Yogurt makes it so you don't to choose between the only two things that matter to you as a women according to TV. Mmm, crunchy! And it kills two birds with one spoonful -- you'll be regular in terms of your period and your butt period. Score! [via Yahoo!]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 24, 2013

Can You Spot The Straight People In These Gay Las Vegas Ads?

Las Vegas' latest marketing campaign aims to portray the city as a kind of glistening gay utopia where straight people stick out like a poorly dressed sore thumb. The slogan "Everyone is welcome, even straight people" is illustrated in a new series of ads that insert a painfully frumpy heterosexual couple into glamorous scenes of…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 21, 2013

Weight Watchers Tries To Sell To Women With The Most Naggy Wife Ever

Meet Megan and Matt. They're the stars of the newest Weight Watchers commercial featuring Jennifer Hudson. And they are a terrible couple. Megan plays the role of the nagging wife to a T -- to the point where every time I watch this commercial (which is a lot lately because we are working from home…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 27, 2012

Apparently Gwyneth Paltrow Has Seven Sides And “Rock” Is One Of Them

Here are just a few of the many reasons I wake up every day pissed off that I'm not Margot Tenenbaum: child prodigy, award-winning author and playwright, perfect bob and the face to pull it off, mink coat, wooden finger, cold, haughty aloofness, perfect eyeliner application, marriage to Raleigh St. Clair, verboten romance with hot…
By: Rachel Krause / December 21, 2012

Men Are Merry-Less in Sexist Christmas Ad

Add one more advertisement to the slew of commercials stereotyping men and women. Asda, a British supermarket, debuted a new ad for the Christmas holidays, featuring a mother running herself ragged, creating the perfect Christmas for her family. Because, you know, that's what all women do.
By: Daley Quinn / November 15, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Douchey Ads For New York Knicks Removed

Whoever does advertising for the New York Knicks must have thought this ad about bagging "sixes" and "sevens" was a 10, when it's really a zero. People are people, not numbers ranking them on their attractiveness. I was going to call this ad "sexist," but really, it's more all-around douchey for either gender. […
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 9, 2012

Kate Moss Reveals She Had A Nervous Breakdown After Iconic Calvin Klein Ad

"I had a nervous breakdown when I was 17 or 18, when I had to go and work with Marky Mark. It didn't feel like me at all. I felt really bad about straddling this buff guy. I didn't like it. I couldn't get out of bed for two weeks. I thought I was going…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 1, 2012

Natalie Portman’s Dior Mascara Ad Banned In The UK

I'm pretty much apathetic in the face of Photoshop. It's an annoying (and undeniably rampant) practice for sure, but at this point I'm just like, "duh, nobody looks like that." It's ridiculous! But if there's one variety of photo-altering that really, truly baffles me, it's in the case of beauty advertisements. Are we seriously…
By: Rachel Krause / October 23, 2012

Swiffer Thinks Men Should Get A Damn T-Shirt For Cleaning

Yes, men cleaning. Who'd've thunk, right?!  Just a T-shirt, Swiffer? Not a Boy Scout badge? Or the Nobel Prize, perhaps?  I mean, men cleaning is obviously such a rare and uncommon practice that you think guys deserve a T-shirt bragging "Caution: Men Being Awesome" for wiping a Swiffer across the floor. (Which, as someone who…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 20, 2012

Bodyform Responds To Dude’s Maxi Pad Rant On Facebook

Last week, British dude Richard Neill had his mind blown when he realized that maxi pad commercials do not tell the truth: "As a child I watched your advertisements with interest as to how at this wonderful time of the month the female gets to enjoy…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 16, 2012

What’s The Mystery That Has Brad Pitt Banished To The Corner?

Have you ever wished you could hear Brad Pitt whisper sweet nothings to you, or anyone really, just once? (I would totally listen to a taping of Brad and Angelina's pillow talk, wouldn't you?) Well, you're in luck, because Chanel is making your dreams come true (kind of like they always do, then cruelly…
By: Rachel Krause / October 9, 2012

Silly Women Need Soooo Much Help

Oh women, we have so many problems. We can't keep it together, which is why advertisers helpfully offer us a slew of products to make taking care of ourselves and our children easier. Brit comedy show "That Mitchell And Webb Look" present an all-too-real spoof on the silly sexism in advertising. [YouTube]…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 9, 2012

Hyundai Netherlands’ “Upskirt” Commercial Is Very Lazy/European

Oh, Europeans. Here's a new commercial from Hyundai Netherlands for their Sante Fe vehicle. The ad is creepily called "Upskirt" and definitely pushes the boundaries of what you can do to sell cars here in the United States. The premise is about as unoriginal as any other car commercial: sexy ladies swooning over a new…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2012
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