Posts tagged "marketing"

Uplust Isn’t “Instagram For Nudes,” It’s A Deceptive, Exploitative Cam Site

Uplust says it’s the solution to #FreeTheNipple, but it’s working against women.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 11, 2015 - 10:30 am

100 Years Of Magazine Covers: An Exploration Of The Virgin-Whore Complex

Women have come a long way from 100 years ago. It’s no longer rare to see women in diverse positions of leadership spanning from the sciences to politics and the…

Bronwyn Isaac | August 31, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Don’t Fall For These 10 Marketing Tricks Next Time You Shop

As a college student or recent grad, you’re on a strict budget. That seal on your wallet somehow comes off every time a friend suggests happy hour or when shopping…

College Candy | March 14, 2015 - 10:30 am

Victoria’s Secret Should Probably Get On Board With Body Positivity One Of These Days

Victoria’s Secret launched an ad campaign in the UK with the words ‘The Perfect “Body”’ plastered over a lineup of the tall, size-nothing, airbrushed, Photoshopped Angels. I shouldn’t have to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 31, 2014 - 3:35 pm

The Top 10 Percent Of Drinkers Have 10 Drinks A Day

Startling things: The top 10 percent of adult drinkers account for around 60 percent of alcohol sales. They drink 10 drinks a day.
This is according to Philip J.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 6, 2014 - 2:30 pm

You Aren’t Imagining It: Study Finds That Seeing Happy Couples In Ads Makes You Depressed

New research from the University of Southern California found that, shocker, looking at images of happy couples when you’re single makes you feel crappy. Advertisers love to rely…

Claire Hannum | March 16, 2014 - 3:00 pm

The “Floral Kiss” Laptop & 6 Other Patronizing For-Women-Only Products

Finally, a laptop pretty enough to entice women into using it! The “Floral Kiss” laptop “features a flip latch that can easily open the display — even by users with long fingernails.”…

The Week | October 25, 2012 - 9:10 am

Girls Can Like Superheroes, Boys Can Like Pink Stuff

Let’s do the Time Warp, yeaaaah!

Amelia has gone back in time and unearthed a video of Baby Jessica Wakeman (real name: Riley), who is just as opinionated…

Jessica Wakeman | December 25, 2011 - 11:00 am

Smooth Move: Camel Targets Hipsters With “Williamsburg” Cigarettes

Smooth move, Camel. You may think you’re being smart by touting Williamsburg, the Brooklyn hipster enclave, on your new cigarette packaging. You think you’re appealing to youngsters who feed on…

Leonora Epstein | November 18, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Christian Siriano Cleans Up With O-Cel-O Sponge Deal

Payless we get. Starbucks is stretching it. But talk about random: Christian Siriano’s latest marketing partnership is with O-Cel-O, the iconic makers of sponges. (The cleaning aids not the birth…

Leonora Epstein | June 23, 2010 - 11:50 am

Deodorettes: Too Cute Or Too Cool For School?

Fancy carrying around deodorant perfectly sized for your pocket? Then get a load of Deodorettes, adorable mini-tubes of sweat protection.

We’re just wondering if products like this are…

Leonora Epstein | March 22, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Not In Every “Woman’s World”

Only In A Woman’s World” is a collection of webisodes presented by the makers of Baked! Lays, Flatearth, and Smartfoods snacks, in which four girlfriends share their trials…

Annika Harris | March 2, 2009 - 8:00 pm

Made For A Woman, But Gentle And Anti-Aunty Flo Enough For A Man

Seasonique, the birth control pill that makes women menstruate only four times a year, is being marketed to men. Ads have appeared in laddie magazine Maxim, which is known for…

Simcha | February 22, 2008 - 7:10 pm