Posts tagged "advertising"

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 jousting was all about fighting over a good, clean vagina. What did the fair maidens of yore do to get that Lysol-fresh feeling? (Thanks to commenter mywittyscreenname…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 18, 2011

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" cast, I am surprised this ad passed muster. Naked man tits? A frightening marionette man? What does this have to do with gum again? [Best Week

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 13, 2011

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 "Got Milk?" But the California Milk Processor Board is taking a new approach which I find totally obnoxious. Their new ads riff on a recent…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 12, 2011

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 to that of their two-legged ancestors: sex sells. According to New Scientist, researchers will soon study the effect of ads on monkey behavior modification. Laurie…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2011

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 WHY WHY WHY can't we get some grown ass women starring in fashion ads? Style blog Fashionista lauds the campaign for its minimal use of

By: Julie Gerstein / June 27, 2011

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." The beauty brand's print ad features two split images of the 20-year-old Colorado native -- one with long, lust-worthy lashes and the other with clumpy and short…

By: StyleList Home / June 4, 2011

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 where women get bombarded, he decided to take a more original approach to increase his odds of finding love. At a cost of $0.75 a…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 3, 2011

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 fare. Well, kind of. In this new spot, Carl's Jr. employees state their beliefs about burgers. Things start off non-sexy, but then cue the butt shot of…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 29, 2011

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 text. It takes a mix tape and a pack of gum for the two to tearfully reunite in a passionate makeout session. Sure, this may technically…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 5, 2011

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 once in a while, there is one I love. Take, for example, this campaign for Sony Ericsson's Experia Play smart phone, starring Kristen Schaal, totally cracks me…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 26, 2011

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...

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 22, 2011

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]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 11, 2011

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 Bowl. It would just have been rad to find out the little badass was female, but alas, it was not meant to be. On "Today," 6-year-old…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 7, 2011

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. My ideal of a woman: charm, charisma and sensuality, united together,” Roberto explained in a statement. “With her Mediterranean beauty and intense gaze she’s interpreted…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 4, 2011

Guess Which Company’s Advertisement Now Boasts This Racy Photo

At first glance, this racy pic looks like a lingerie ad or at least a fashion spread from a high style magazine. But it's for neither of those things. In fact, this photo doesn't exactly have a lot to do with the company—at least not in our opinion. Find out what it's for after the…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 27, 2010

Hugh Jackman Really Loves His Lipton

In this Japanese commercial for Lipton Iced Tea, the hottest wolverine ever, Hugh Jackman, channels his inner Christopher Walken with a divine choreographed hotel dance number. Hot, funny and a good dancer: Jackman, you're killing us. [Have You Seen This?]…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 15, 2010

Pretzel Crisps Strikes Again With New Ad Campaign

Remember a few months ago, when Pretzel Crisps debuted their "new look" with ads touting that "you can never be too thin"? And then remember how they pulled those ads after the blogosphere flamed the company for using pro-anorexia language to cheekily sell their product? Well, Pretzel Crisps has a new ad campaign and the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 11, 2010

According To This Video, Flying Virgin Atlantic Is Like Tripping On Hallucinogens

Here is the video for Virgin Atlantic's new global campaign and I have three things to say: 1) I am terrified of flying; 2) I have never done drugs; 3) but I imagine tripping looks something like this, which is just about the worst thing I could imagine while flying. Giant dancing forks, a flight…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 5, 2010

Trekkies Have Heavy Flow Days Too

Always seems to be after a rather niche demographic with this print ad for their maxi pads with wings -- "Star Trek" fans. Because nothing takes the fun out of a Trekkie convention than waiting in line for the bathroom to change a leaky pad. [Copyranter]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 16, 2010
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