Posts tagged "advertising"

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

Little Lost Dinosaur In The Lingerie Ad

At first glance, this ad for lingerie company Fayreform looks like standard model-in-a-sexy-outfit fare. But look again! Who’s that creeping underneath that chair? Could it be … the tiniest TYRANNOSAURUS REX in the world? [BuzzFeed]…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 16, 2010

The Face Of Patrizia Pepe’s Fall Campaign Is A Boom Box, A Dog, Anything But A Model

Italian fashion label Patrizia Pepe wanted to draw attention to the designer herself, so they created this “Who is Patrizia?” ad campaign. Only problem is … we now think Patrizia is some alien shape-shifter who can transform her face into any nearby object, whether it’s a French horn, a dog, a boom box, or a…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 1, 2010

Reason #1,321 We’re Glad The ’90s Are Over

Versace Jeans ad circa 1991: Shudder. Although, we’re sure Ricky Martin doesn’t mind. [Tumblr]…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 31, 2010

Bras On Roller Coasters? Someone’s Got A Fetish For It

This Ultimo Bra commercial of women testing their brassieres for “durability and lift support” on roller coasters is so strange you can’t look away. But you know some dude was whacking off to flying cleavage. Do you think they wiped the seats down afterwards? [BuzzFeed]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2010

Lanvin’s “Marry Me!” Fragrance Skips Subtle Marketing Tactics

You can thank the “Mad Men” episode about Pond’s Cold Cream for reminding us of an era when advertising appealed directly to a stereotyped female psyche. As Freddy says about Pond’s: “If young girls started using it, maybe they’d find a husband and they wouldn’t be so angry … if you use Pond’s you’ll get…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 30, 2010

Time Capsule: Color Film From 1922

This clip from a 1922 Kodak color film test is one of the earlier color films in existence. Watching it, I can’t help wondering about the actresses shown. What were their lives like on the heels of women’s suffrage and the cusp of the flipper era? Were they married? Did they go on to…

By: Wendy Atterberry / August 27, 2010

Want A Raise? Better Douche First!

Summer’s Eve, the brand of vaginal douche that apparently still exists, has a very, um, compelling advertisement in the latest issue of Women’s Day. Made to look like a piece of editorial content, the advertisement offers advice to women who are preparing to ask for a raise at work. But before you go marching into…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 27, 2010

What Do These Images Have To Do With Breast Cancer?

The Breast Cancer Foundation’s latest campaign encourages women to prioritize regular breast checks over fretting about less important worries like pimples, weight gain, and frizzy hair. Check out the beautiful (and NSFW) way in which they conveyed that message, after the jump… [OIC Singapore via BuzzFeed]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 26, 2010

Which Celebrity Pushes The Most Products?

The other day, an ad popped up on my computer for Vitamin Water. And the friendly face telling me to drink the oddly flavored H20 was none other than Ellen DeGeneres. “Wait,” I thought. “Isn’t she also pushing CoverGirl anti-aging products? And doing her dance to inspire folks to get American Express cards? And doing…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 12, 2010

Men Can Stop Rape

How refreshing — an anti-rape ad campaign that puts the focus on the rapist not the victim. We also love the fact that this campaign isn’t just targeted at straight couples. [Bitter Buffalo via Diana Vilibert’s Twitter]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 6, 2010

Actually, You Can Be Too Thin, Pretzel Crisps

God, I love me some pretzel crisps — dipped in hummus and with slices of cheese, they are delish. But I am mad at them. Their new ad campaign is straight-up wrong. Look, I get it, the appeal of pretzel crisps is that they are thin like crackers and, in theory, better for you tha…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 4, 2010

Scarlett Johansson’s D&G Makeup Ad Is Very “Mad Men”

Give her a martini and a cigarette, and voilà! You’ve got the newest “Mad Men” cast member.

By: Leonora Epstein / August 2, 2010

No More Cowbell, Please

According to this 1946 Listerine ad, women with bad breath should wear a bell around their neck, so others will be forewarned. Copyranter adds it to his “most offensive sexist retro ads” ever list, and we concur. Save this look for Halloween. [Copyranter]…

By: Susannah Breslin / August 2, 2010

Frisky Rant: “Mad Men” Is Making Advertisers Comfortable With Sexism Again

Maybe it was because last night’s episode of “Mad Men” was a little slow—my brain couldn’t process that it was Christmas time—but I found myself actually paying attention to the commercials. Yes, commercials are always annoying, but last night’s were particularly so. I couldn’t help but be especially irked by the blatant sexism in the…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 2, 2010

Should Some People Not Wear Shorts?

“Put some pants on!” this ad in the window of a Gap store declares. “Because we can’t all look good in shorts.” The provocative ad has inspired a controversy. The Huffington Post wonders if it’s “Offensive Or Clever.” The woman who took the photo of the debatable ad is journalist Stephanie Marcus. “Another day, another…

By: Susannah Breslin / August 2, 2010

Sofia Coppola To Direct New Dior Fragrance Commercial?

Rumor has it that Sofia Coppola will be directing another Dior fragrance commercial, this time starring Natalie Portman, Dior Parfum’s new ambassador. Those of you who obsessed over Coppola’s last Dior commercial (above), like we did, will be a little bit thrilled about this news. Coppola and Portman were both spotted filming in Pari…

By: Lily Q / July 30, 2010

Justin Timberlake Directs 3 Horny Tequila Ads

We kind of started approving of everything Justin Timberlake does after he shed his N’Sync-era brillo pad curls and excessive denim. The upcoming ads he directed for his 901 Tequila, however, throws his infallibility back into question. Justin seems to have followed the “when in doubt, make it about sex” logic that so many…

By: Lily Q / July 28, 2010
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