Posts tagged "advertising"

First Look: Alexa Chung’s New Madewell Collection Ads

Model Alexa Chung unveiled the first crop of ads for her second collaboration with hipster prep designer Madewell, and as usual, Chung looks stunning. Supposedly inspired by “girls in bands,…

Julie Gerstein | August 23, 2011 - 6:20 pm

Nivea Apologizes For Racist “Re-Civilize Yourself” Picturing Black Man

This Week in Racially Insensitive Advertising News: the skin care company Nivea was forced to apologize yesterday after people objected to an ad that ran in the men’s magazine Esquire.

Jessica Wakeman | August 19, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Julia Roberts Is Too Airbrushed For The U.K.

Breaking News: Julia Roberts and model Christy Turlington — both women in their 40s — are not the dewy, fresh-faced nymphs these ads for Maybelline and Lancome would have you…

Julie Gerstein | July 28, 2011 - 10:20 am

Pink Beer: New Favorite Of Girly-Girl Drunks Everywhere?

Pink beer is the latest product to be feminized for the fairer sex. Molson Coors, a brewery, is pink-ifying a lager called Animée to be less “masculine” with “clear filtered,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 27, 2011 - 4:40 pm

The 16 Most Hilariously Dishonest Old School Advertisements

Modern advertising constantly straddles the line between creative marketing and straight-up bullshit. But back in the old days, advertising companies got away with winning their bread and butter through straight…

Cracked | July 24, 2011 - 6:30 pm

Your Vagina: The Most Powerful Thing On Earth (Which Is Why You Should Douche It)

A reader tells us this Summer’s Eve douche commercial played before a screening of “Harry Potter” this weekend. And I never before knew that samauri warriors and medieval…

Jessica Wakeman | July 18, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Vivident Gum’s Man Boobs & Marionettes

Vivident Gum is apparently the most popular gum in Italy, perhaps because their commercials are, um, so memorable. For a country dismayed by the antics of the “Jersey Shore”…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 13, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Milk Vows To Help “Men Living With PMS”

The milk ad campaigns of yore have been, for the most part, non-offensive. I mean, there’s not too much to argue with in the slogans “Does a Body Good” and…

Kate Torgovnick/ | July 12, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Monkey Behavior Advertising, Just Like Human Beer Advertising, Appeals To A Male’s Penis

Anyone can make a beer ad: boobs, butts, more boobs, and an ice cold brewski. Don Draper, we have a winner! It turns out that monkey advertising is very similar…

Jessica Wakeman | June 28, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Hailee Steinfeld’s The Newest Young Girl To Land A Major Fashion Campaign

Hailee Steinfeld is 14 years old. She starred in “True Grit” and she’s also now the face of Miu Miu’s newest series of ads. That’s great, I suppose, but SERIOUSLY…

Julie Gerstein | June 27, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Sketchy Or Straightforward? CoverGirl Mascara Ad Uses Fake Lashes For ‘True Volume’

CoverGirl is facing criticism for its LashBlast Volume Mascara ad starring “America’s Next Top Model” winner Nicole Fox who wears false eyelashes when the campaign promises “true volume.”


StyleList Home | June 4, 2011 - 3:30 pm

Debate This: Advertising For Love On Facebook

Matt Simpson of Tempe, Arizona is willing to go the distance to find the woman of his dreams online. Because he finds dating sites to be overcrowded and shallow cesspools…

Ami Angelowicz | May 3, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Carl’s Jr. Goes Self-Referential In New Olivia Munn Spot

Carl’s Jr. has decided to take a different approach for their new ad campaign, rather than their usual hot girl in bikini sexily chomps on an oversized hamburger

Kate Torgovnick/ | April 29, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Sarah Silverman Is In Love With A Unicorn

Sarah Silverman has found her angel—well, at least her unicorn. In this video, she blissfully smooches and goes on dates with the Serenading Unicorn, until she sees an incriminating…

Kate Torgovnick/ | April 5, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Kristen Schaal Makes Us Wanna Play Video Games


Commercials are usually those things I fast-forward through on the DVR because they’re loud and try to get me to buy things I don’t need. However, every…

Kate Torgovnick/ | March 26, 2011 - 11:00 am

An Imagined Conversation With This Neiman Marcus Model

Me: Umm, excuse me?

Model: What?

Me: I’m sorry, it’s just that I couldn’t help but wonder what you’re doing…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 22, 2011 - 3:20 pm

The Smell Of Innocence Is Totally Inappropriate

Ummm, this vintage Love’s Baby Soft ad may be the most disturbing of all time. This was actually in a magazine? Target demographic … pedophiles? Holy advertising fail. [Hug Party]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 11, 2011 - 2:20 pm

The Daily Ovulation: Meet The Cutie Underneath Mini Darth Vader’s Mask

I gotta admit, I was kind of hoping that a little girl was beneath the mini Darth Vader costume in the Volkswagon Passat commercial that aired during the Super…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 7, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Elisabetta Canalis In Her, Err, Roberto Cavalli’s, Undies

George Clooney’s girlfriend, Elisabetta Canalis, looks pretty darn smokin’ in this new Roberto Cavalli underwear ad, her second for the designer. “For my new underwear collection I chose Elisabetta again.

Kate Torgovnick/ | February 4, 2011 - 6:40 pm
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