Posts tagged "advertising"

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…

Lily Q / July 28, 2010

Does This Butchered Woman Make You Want To Go Shopping?

Honestly, I’m all for some controversy in advertising. In a dog-eat-dog market, sometimes the most effective way to win a market share is by creating the most provocative campaign. But it’s got to do its job. You can’t just be shocking for the sake of being shocking, or else you end up failing in your…

Susannah Breslin / July 28, 2010

Model Tanning FAIL

At first, we kind of thought that these three lovelies were dead. Then we looked more closely at the clothes and realized that there was nary a sign of struggle or dragging in sight. All we can really take from this bizarre Marc Jacobs fall ’10 ad campaign is that they don’t realize that tanning…

Lily Q / July 20, 2010

Lane Bryant Wasn’t Always So Full-Figure-Friendly

Lane Bryant may still be a plus sized Mecca, but they’ve certainly changed their approach to advertising. Now, curvy ladies parade in their undies instead of hiding under massive coats and calling other “chubbies” to join the ranks. We think that’s a win. [Copyranter]…

Lily Q / July 19, 2010

“Drunk Babies” Ad Campaign: Hilarious Or All Sorts Of Wrong?

L’universe de Chocolate has a new ad campaign to promote its Chocolate with Whisky truffles. No, it’s not a scantily clad woman on a bed or a happy couple enjoying a truffle while walking arm in arm. It’s a bunch of “drunk babies.” Like this little guy, who looks like he passed out in hi…

Ami Angelowicz / July 15, 2010

Ridonculous Ass-vertising

These Durex gate ads let anyone walking through hit them from behind. Get it? [Copyranter]…

Lily Q / July 14, 2010

This Guy Is Missing A Good Up-Skirt Moment

This poor guy is so focused elsewhere that he’s missing the wonderfully sexist up-skirt view behind him. Poor fellow! [Copyranter]…

Lily Q / July 8, 2010

Diesel’s “Be Stupid” Ads Banned In Britain

Some of Diesel’s ever-annoying “Be Stupid” campaign posters have been banned in Britain for fear that they’ll inspire bad behavior in local kiddies. Frankly, we’re spitefully pleased to see the campaign — which reminds us that “stupid is the best idea smart ever had” (whaa?) — cut down a bit. The entire campaign wasn’t removed,…

Lily Q / July 2, 2010

Miu Miu Inspired By Jodie Foster’s “Taxi Driver” Look?

Is it just us, or do the models in Miu Miu’s Resort 2011 campaign look suspiciously like teenage hookers? We’re a little bit in love with the shoes, but the whole mommy’s makeup, too-much-jewelry, Jodie Foster in “Taxi Driver” thing makes us feel a little awkward. [Fashion Copious]…

Lily Q / July 1, 2010

Vintage Shop Reminds Us That Their Stock Is Old, Dead People Clothes

Next time you’re jonesing for a vintage fix but can’t quite find that perfect floral house dress, take heart in the new ads for London’s Shock and Roll vintage shops. The pleasant advertisements serve as a reminder that the old lady on the corner is going to be dead soon and Shock and Roll i…

Lily Q / June 25, 2010

Spirit Airlines New Ad Campaign Highlights The Sexy Side Of The Gulf Oil Spill

Oil covered marine animals and birds aren’t the only greased up things washing up on the shores of the Gulf; Spirit Airlines wants to remind you that there are babes on those beaches too! Palm. Meet. Forehead. [Talking Points Memo]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 23, 2010

For A Sultry Voice, Choose Lucky Strike

Hmm, wonder how much the treatment for lung cancer went for in those days… [Copyranter]…

Lily Q / June 17, 2010

If You Shop At Harvey Nichols, You Just Might Lose Your Head

Copyranter has baffled us again with a new, bizarre ad campaign. This one is from the UK department store Harvey Nichols. In the ads, color-coordinated women’s outfits go shopping for the proper heads to go with them. But what does it all mean? The tag line reads: “Who will be the lucky ones?” Does thi…

Susannah Breslin / June 14, 2010

Appliance Prostituting

Looking to get laid, guys? Well, look no further than the home appliances section at your local hardware store! All it takes to get a girl in bed is a kitchen gadget, after all. [Copyranter]…

Lily Q / June 3, 2010

Huggies Diaper Jeans: The (Possibly Fake) Commercial!

OK, so remember the Huggies limited-edition denim diapers we posted about last week? Turns out there’s a commercial too! It’s so ridiculous — “My diaper is full. Full of chic”?!?! — that I have a hard time believing it’s not a spoof. Or maybe it’s an ad only shown in Europe? They are more…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 26, 2010

Stockings So Great You’ll Want More Legs

Turkish hosiery brand VOG just launched an e-commerce site and apparently decided to celebrate by turning women into spiders. We don’t hate those pink tights, but we’re also not ready to sign on for extra appendages in order to wear more of them, either. [Copyranter]…

Lily Q / May 26, 2010

Marc Jacobs’ Bangin’ New Fragrance

Posing naked for his new men’s cologne, Bang, designer Marc Jacobs brings to mind the age-old question: When does oily-hot become greasy-gross? [Styleite]…

Jessica Wakeman / May 21, 2010

Adidas Originals Short Is Where All The Cool Kids Are

They say that advertising is in the crapper these days, but Adidas sure seems to be onto something, at least in the realm of video campaigns, with its Adidas Originals shorts. In “The Street Where Originality Lives,” a cool urban street atmosphere hosts city skater kids who go to just about the most…

Leonora Epstein / May 19, 2010

French Tampon Campaign Featuring “Max Le Tampax” Is Wrong In So Many Ways

Nevermind how I found myself at the French website for Tampax. What’s more crazy is what I found there: a marketing campaign recruiting Tampax tampon users to vie for a spot as president of the “Max Le Tampax” Fan Club. Why anyone in their right mind would want to be the president of a clu…

Leonora Epstein / May 17, 2010

Are Sweatpants Pants?

This is my most favorite commercial since the Old Spice ad featuring Isaiah Mustafa. As three guys prepare to go out on the town, one argues that his sweatpants, which he’s paired with a blazer, are not sweats, they’re “comfortable, low-key, cool gray slacks,” to which his friend replies: “On this planet we call…

Catherine Strawn / May 13, 2010
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