Posts tagged "commercials"

Creationists Furious Over Carnival Cruise Lines’ Superbowl Ad

Ken Ham and his fellow Creationists are very upset about a Carnival Cruise Lines ad that aired during the Superbowl, featuring a particularly lovely part of a 1962 speech by John F. Kennedy. "I really don't know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it's because…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 2, 2015

The Latest Carl’s Jr. “Sexy Burger” Ad Features A Dude For A Change

Carl's Jr. ads have a signature formula, and it tends to involve scantily clad hot ladies -- which have included Jenny McCarthy, Heidi Klum and Paris Hilton -- sauntering around in a semi-NSFW manner while remembering to take a big bite out of a burger every now and then. This time around, the company's latest…

By: Claire Hannum / July 9, 2014

Air New Zealand Pulls Sports Illustrated “Bikini Safety” Video Amid Accusations Of Sexism

Air New Zealand launched a Sports Illustrated-themed safety video (yes really) earlier this year starring models like Christie Brinkley and Chrissy Teigen. People were not pleased, and a petition was launched calling it out for sexism. The video was dropped, but New Zealand Air claims the change is just part of their habit of rotating…

By: Claire Hannum / July 8, 2014

How Feminists Watch Commercials

Actually, yes, this does accurately sum up how I watch both shaving cream commercials and the E! channel. For the sake of comediennes Akilah Hughes and Suzanne Hitchman, I hope other feminists are able to laugh at this, too. [YouTube]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 6, 2014

Crappy Veet Ad Campaign Says A Woman With Leg Hair Is A “Man”

Listen, it's not new for companies that make hair removal products and tools to focus their messaging on how "gross" body hair is, in particular on a woman. I don't think I've ever met a hair removal ad that made me feel great or even neutral about my body hair. But these new ads from…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 8, 2014

Honey Maid Shuts Down Homophobes With Amazing “Love” Ad

Last month, Honey Maid, the maker of graham crackers and Teddy Grahams, debuted a new ad campaign called "This Is Wholesome." The commercial featured loving images of gay and interracial families. The sweet 30 seconds of TV time predictably outraged homophobic groups like One Million Moms (which, it should be noted, only has 64,000 followers o…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 4, 2014

Bar Refaeli Having An Orgy With A Puppet Deemed Too Hot For TV

I couldn't think of a more perfect woman to star in an underwear commercial than Sports Illustrated model Bar Refaeli. But a recent ad she did for Hoodies, a men's underwear line, was deemed too hot for daytime TV in her native Israel. The premise of the commercial is simple -- well, not simple, exactly. Bar…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 2, 2014

Superlatives: 2014 Super Bowl Commercials

I don't know much -- or care much -- about football, but I know enough to say that last night's Super Bowl was a major letdown. For Broncos fans especially, of course, but watching one team get tarred and feathered is eventually boring for everyone. In between watching the Seahawks wipe the floor with Sad…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 3, 2014

The All-Time Greatest Super Bowl Commercials

The pork shoulder is simmering away in the slow cooker, beer is chilling in fridge, and we're mere hours away from seeing the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. I could really care less about the game ... I'm her for the pulled pork sandwiches, Half-Time Show (featuring Bruno Mar…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 2, 2014

Is Scarlett Johansson’s SodaStream Ad Really Too Hot For The Super Bowl?

No, actually. Well, not in the "sexy" sense of the word hot. But Fox isn't willing to take any heat for running an ad during the Super Bowl that takes aim at two of their biggest regular advertisers, Coke and Pepsi. This SodaStream ad featuring Scarlett Johansson was rejected by Fox, not because of the way…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 28, 2014

Whaaat: There Will Be A “Full House” Reunion On Super Bowl Sunday (Sort Of)

The football game will be nice and all, but the real highlight of Super Bowl Sunday will be the "Full House" reunion on our television screens. Dannon Oikos' poster boy, John Stamos (known to most of us as Uncle Jesse), will reunite with his former "Full House" costars in a Greek yogurt commercial on game day. Bo…

By: Claire Hannum / January 23, 2014

This Epic Volvo Commercial Is A Work Of Art

Just when you thought advertising was nothing but a barren soul-sucking trap (I mean, that's mostly what it is, right?), a company actually bothered to put a little creativity into their commercial. This Volvo ad stars action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme doing one his famous splits while balancing between two trucks  and was shot at sunrise i…

By: Claire Hannum / December 7, 2013

Beastie Boys’ “Girls” Gets Remade By Little Girls For Kickass Goldie Blox Commercial

We are obsessed with this brilliant commercial by toy company Goldie Blox, which aims to inspire and educate future female engineers. Their goal is to "disrupt the pink aisle," as little girls are interested in lots of cool toys but primarily targeted with princess dresses and pop star dreams. The company's creator, Debbie Sterling, i…

By: Claire Hannum / November 21, 2013

Chevy Just Realized Women Buy Trucks, Too

The only people I know who own trucks are women. I know two female truck owners, but that's not that exciting, because I don't live a Truck Lifestyle. Perhaps Chevy, makers of the Silverado pick-up truck, have realized that they know a lot of female truck drivers, too, because they've created this ad (finally!) focused…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 29, 2013

It’s Old Spock Vs. New Spock In This New Audi Commercial

I've never been a big fan of commercials, and growing up, my dad even used to mute the TV and block the screen with a scarf during the ads. I'm serious. But I am completely delighted by this new Audi ad, featuring Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto ("Star Trek"'s old and new Spock. respectively) competing against each…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 7, 2013

Kia Hops On The Sex Robot Trend

According to the UK documentary "My Sex Robot," by the year 2050, most men will either be screwing or be married to a sexbot because "you can not catch a disease from her, she cannot say no to you, she's always willing to please you." Lurvely. The future is here in a new ad for…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 29, 2013

The Best & Worst Super Bowl Ads

Growing up, my parents were so anti-advertising that they made us mute the volume and cover the TV with a scarf during commercials. And look at me now! Rounding up the best and worst commercials shown during the Super Bowl. How far I've come...

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 4, 2013

Weight Watchers Tries To Sell To Women With The Most Naggy Wife Ever

Meet Megan and Matt. They're the stars of the newest Weight Watchers commercial featuring Jennifer Hudson. And they are a terrible couple. Megan plays the role of the nagging wife to a T -- to the point where every time I watch this commercial (which is a lot lately because we are working from home…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 27, 2012

Hyundai Netherlands’ “Upskirt” Commercial Is Very Lazy/European

Oh, Europeans. Here's a new commercial from Hyundai Netherlands for their Sante Fe vehicle. The ad is creepily called "Upskirt" and definitely pushes the boundaries of what you can do to sell cars here in the United States. The premise is about as unoriginal as any other car commercial: sexy ladies swooning over a new…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2012

Warby Parker’s Trippy First TV Commercial Comes With Film, Reading List

Every time I see a person wearing a cool pair of frames they seem to be from Warby Parker. Warby Parker prices all if its frames for $95 a pair, including lenses, and for every pair they sell, they donate one to a person in need. They've finally debuted their collage-themed first TV commercial and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 20, 2012
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