Posts tagged "bad ads"

Does This Equinox Ad Offend You?

I’m on the fence about this ad for Equinox, an upscale gym with locations in Los Angeles, New York City, and elsewhere. On the one hand,  I’m not keen on…

Jessica Wakeman | December 20, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Bro-Tastic GoDaddy Commercial Might Actually Air During Super Bowl This Year

For the first time in eight years, the network hosting the Super Bowl has actually accepted the preliminary script for’s bro-tastic commercial pitches. Six racy “Internet only” commercials later —…

Stefanie Blejec | December 9, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Hair Salon Defends Domestic Violence-y Ad

“Look good in all that you do” is not a slogan you expect to see next to a woman with a nasty-looking black eye. Then again, no one denies the…

Jessica Wakeman | September 1, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Nivea Apologizes For Racist “Re-Civilize Yourself” Picturing Black Man

This Week in Racially Insensitive Advertising News: the skin care company Nivea was forced to apologize yesterday after people objected to an ad that ran in the men’s magazine Esquire.

Jessica Wakeman | August 19, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Is This Spoof Always Ad With Drag Queens Transphobic — Or Revolutionary?

Men aren’t usually in commercials for period products. But this spoof ad — which Proctor & Gamble denied via Twitter is affiliated with Always — has lots of…

Jessica Wakeman | August 12, 2011 - 10:40 am

“When A Woman’s At The Wheel” = The Most Sexist Car Commercial Ever!

You know what’s so confusing and hard? Driving. All those signs! And lights! And potholes! And other cars you have to avoid crashing into! How do you ever…

Jessica Wakeman | August 11, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Advertising Gaffe In Michael Jackson Catching On Fire Video

Today Access Hollywood and US Weekly share exclusive, never-before-seen footage of Michael Jackson’s hair catching on fire during the infamous 1984 Pepsi commercial filming. The pyrotechnic disaster is significant not…

Erin Flaherty | July 16, 2009 - 3:20 pm