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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,” More »


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… More »


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… More »


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?] … More »


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… More »


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… More »


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] … More »


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] … More »


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… More »


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] … More »


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] … More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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] … More »


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… More »


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] … More »


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 than… More »


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. … More »


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] … More »


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