Posts tagged "advertising"

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

Watch This: Maine Firefighters Stand Up For Marriage Equality

On November 6th, the citizens of Maine will vote on a ballot measure that aims to legalize gay marriage. Polls are hinting that it’s going to be a close contest, but this new campaign ad, featuring four volunteer firefighters–three straight, one gay–presents a powerful message in favor of marriage equality. “When we clear a call,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 25, 2012

Watch Lana Del Rey Take On David Lynch In This TV Ad For H&M

There was a moment there when I thought Lana Del Rey would be but a blip on our collective cultural radar given that, um, everyone kind of seemed to hate her, but with big-name brands like Mulberry, Jaguar, and H&M backing the controversial songstress, it seems like Lana will have a role in the zeitgeist…

By: Rachel Krause / September 20, 2012

Warby Parker’s Trippy First TV Commercial Comes With Film, Reading List

Every time I see a person wearing a cool pair of frames they seem to be from Warby Parker. Warby Parker prices all if its frames for $95 a pair, including lenses, and for every pair they sell, they donate one to a person in need. They’ve finally debuted their collage-themed first TV commercial and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 20, 2012

Volkwagen India Put A Vibrator Inside A Newspaper, Then Tweeted Women Are Dumb And Can’t Drive

Putting vibrators in the pages is a clever way to get more horny women reading the papers and perhaps save the dying newspaper industry. But when Volkswagen India put a “tiny Chinese buzzing device … inserted gently between the folds of newsprint,” according to Jalopnik, it was meant to draw reader’s attention to their product. The…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 12, 2012

Sex Dolls For Cumberland Farms Coffee

It looks like Cumberland Farms convenience stores hired some new models for their farmhouse blend coffee campaign. I think it’s going to be a hit. [Buzzfeed]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 9, 2012

Headless Pair Of Boobs Romanced By Cousin Itt: An Axe Commercial

Axe hits a new low in advertising with this commercial starring a headless pair of boobs on legs, supposedly representing the office crush. Yup, the love interest in this commercial is just a pair of tits. A Cousin Itt-inspired walking head of hair — meant to represent, ha ha, “what girls see first” on a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2012

“Vagina” And “Discharge” Deemed Not Too Dirty For TV In New Zealand

Breaking news for the female anatomy! In New Zealand, it was deemed safe to use the words “vagina” and “discharge” in TV commercials. An advertisement for Carefree Acti-Fresh Panty Liners, which aired in July, was the first to drop the V-bomb on the country. Naturally, the Advertising Standards Authority received many complaints from “disgusted” viewers.

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 20, 2012

Did Michael Phelps Fart In The Louis Vuitton Bathtub?

Olympic swimmer/world record breaker/real life superhero Michael Phelps now has another title to add to his impressive resume: Louis Vuitton model. The legendary athlete and alleged retiree is starring in the latest round of Louis Vuitton “Core Values” ad campaigns, shot by Annie Leibovitz. One of the photos shows Phelps reclining in a bathtub, wearing…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 13, 2012

New Bride Natalie Portman Strips Down For Diorskin Nude Ad Campaign

As much as I’m thrilled for Natalie Portman, Benjamin Millepied, and their gorgeous Big Serious (Ginger) Baby Aleph, the celebration must come with a certain gravitas because one of Hollywood’s loveliest ladies is officially off the market. I hope that motherhood and married life do not translate into the diminishing of Natalie’s public presence, because…

By: Rachel Krause / August 6, 2012

Choupette Lagerfeld’s Future As Model And Muse Is Looking Pretty Bright

There’s a good chance that I am turning into a weird, babbling robot only capable of spewing out meaningless phrases like “Choupette,” “pretty cat,” and simply “meow.” For example, when I learned this morning of the Chanel cat’s big break, the noise I made could only be likened to a battle cry of sorts. That’…

By: Rachel Krause / July 6, 2012

Mulberry Goes “Where The Wild Things Are”

Uh oh, watch out Lindsay Wixon! Girl, looks like there’s a couple of “Where The Wild Things Are” monsters creeping around after you in these Mulberry ads, shot by photographer Tim Walker. Get yourself outta those woods!

By: Julie Gerstein / June 22, 2012

Special Condoms For Premature Ejaculators

Target market: Men who come early. This Turkish Durex condom ad is especially for the one-and-a-half pump chumps of the world. That was said with total compassion, by the way. Everybody gets a little overexcited sometimes. I wonder what the “delaying effect” is … A numbing lubricant? Or maybe the condoms are so thick that…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 1, 2012

JC Penney Features Real-Life Gay Couple In Father’s Day Ad

After flaunting their awesome support of same-sex couples with a lesbian-oriented Mother’s Day ad, JC Penney is at it again, this time with an ad featuring a couple of real-life, honest-to-goodness gay dads. The ad features Todd Koch and Cooper Smith and their friggin’ adorable children, Claire and Mason. Right wing freak out in 3,…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 31, 2012

Fun Manty Ad Alert

The quality of Miroslav underwear is “best appreciated up close.” These ingenious print ads for the Aussie brand show people getting their faces all up in those manties. There’s even a homoerotic commercial where a bellhop goes under the covers to take a closer look, and another where a speed walker wearing Mirolsav undies gets chased by…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 26, 2012

Today’s Lady News: JCPenney Features Ad With Lesbian Moms, Bigots Freak Out

Cranky group of bigots One Million Moms is hopping mad at a new JCPenney ad for Mother’s Day which depicts models who seem to be gay moms. Gay women with children, gah! Doesn’t JCPenney know that the proper way to teach children about homosexuality is — as this North Carolina pastor advocated — to punch…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 3, 2012

Ashton Kutcher Stars In Offensive Ad For PopChips

Ashton Kutcher is in trouble. Again. The “Two and a Half Men” star recently filmed an ad for PopChips which spoofed online dating. In the ad, Kutcher dons “brown face” to play an Indian man, amongst other characters. The ad sparked immediate controversy when it was unleashed on the web yesterday, with many critics saying…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 3, 2012

The Best Manscaping Ad Ever

Guys, you really don’t want your tiger to get lost in the jungle. Grab your trimmer, take your time and let your tiger stand proud in the open plain. Rawwrrr! This is seriously THE best manscaping ad. I want to befriend the person who wrote the copy for this. [Out Gayed Myself]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 29, 2012

Ukraininan Women Will Steal Your Husbands, According To This Dutch Commercial

Today in Awkward Diplomatic Kerfluffles: the entire country of Ukraine is pissed at the entire country of The Netherlands for airing a commercial that implies sexy, sexy Ukrainian women are a bunch of husband-stealing sexpots. The ad was made by a Dutch energy company called NLE and references the Euro 2012 soccer games, which will…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2012

“Sexist” Brazilian Gym Ad Fails To Capture Our Outrage

I don’t fully understand why these ads  are “sexist” or “offensive,” as per the women’s health blog Blisstree. The Brazilian gym Vila Olimpica ads show big, muscular men standing behind women, their ripped arms doing things like opening jars and bottles of wine. But I didn’t read this as “the iddy-bitty-widdle-lady can’t open a jar of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2012
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