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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…

Leonora Epstein | December 27, 2010 - 8:00 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | October 15, 2010 - 3:20 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 11, 2010 - 7:15 pm

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)…

Leonora Epstein | October 5, 2010 - 1:20 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 16, 2010 - 5:20 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | September 16, 2010 - 1:40 pm

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…

Leonora Epstein | September 1, 2010 - 3:50 pm

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] …

Leonora Epstein | August 31, 2010 - 6:45 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 31, 2010 - 5:50 pm

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…

Leonora Epstein | August 30, 2010 - 3:50 pm

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…

Wendy Atterberry | August 27, 2010 - 5:15 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 27, 2010 - 12:10 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 26, 2010 - 5:10 pm

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

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | August 12, 2010 - 1:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 6, 2010 - 11:20 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 4, 2010 - 2:50 pm

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. …

Leonora Epstein | August 2, 2010 - 8:45 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | August 2, 2010 - 3:40 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | August 2, 2010 - 2:50 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | August 2, 2010 - 2:40 pm
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