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 them. Men in bright red lipstick, men in bustiers, men with beehive hairdos that would put Amy Winehouse to shame. The spoof stars drag queens and lots of ‘em; each one is boo-hooing like a three-year-old girl because he’s got man parts down south. “There are some people who would just love to have a period,” the subtitling reads. “Let alone a happy one.” I, a person not usually known for her love of advertisements, think the commercial is actually pretty revolutionary. I mean, drag queens? In a commercial? And it’s not the Super Bowl and they’re not being mocked?
Other bloggers did not quite agree with me, calling the commercial “transphobic.” Keep reading »
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 wrap your pretty little head around it?
Boy, this Goodyear Polyglass commercial about “when a woman’s at the wheel” is a gem. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
We’ve all done things we aren’t proud of when we needed to earn some extra scratch: this is Lindsay Lohan
‘s moment right here. While she was under house arrest, LiLo filmed a bizarro commercial for Air New Zealand called “On The Skycouch With Rico” which shows her chilling with a creepy puppet (what is
that?) and being given some jewelry. Rico jokes, “Don’t worry, it’s all paid for” — a reference, of course, to the allegations that she stole a necklace.
I’m glad Lindsay is laughing throughout this commercial because it is a hot D-list mess. I mean, puppets? Really, Lindsay? Someone cast this woman in a movie soon, please? This is getting embarrassing. [TMZ] Keep reading »
Pink beer is the latest product to be feminized for the fairer sex. Molson Coors, a brewery, is pink-ifying a lager called Animée to be less “masculine” with “clear filtered, crisp rosé and zesty lemon flavors,” according to the UK’s Independent.
Pink beer … sounds like wine. It sounds like champagne, actually. And pink champagne is already a thing. Ergo, pink beer is not something that needs to happen, except in La La La Marketing Land where advertisers think anything “pink” appeals to pretty, pretty princesses women. Newsflash, beer advertisers: maybe if every single one of your commercials wasn’t about T&A your products would appeal to us more! Keep reading »
Of course HBC is wearing cute, tiny crap on her head for Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2011 campaign, shot by Juergen Teller. Really, would we expect anything less from her? [Celebitchy] Keep reading »
Anyone can make a beer ad: boobs, butts, more boobs, and an ice cold brewski. Don Draper, we have a winner! It turns out that monkey advertising is very similar to that of their two-legged ancestors: sex sells. According to New Scientist, researchers will soon study the effect of ads on monkey behavior modification. Laurie Santos, the Yale University primatologist, and Keith Olwell and Elizabeth Kiehner, two New York ad execs, plan to advertise a tasty treat to brown capuchin monkeys who live in captivity. (They will probably use JELLO.) One treat will be advertised on “billboards” inside the monkeys’ enclosure and the other won’t be; when the capuchins are presented with the desserts, the researchers want to see if the advertising had any effect. But just how does one market JELLO to monkeys? Keep reading »
Oh, beer advertisements. What would I blog about without you? Bud Light Lime’s UFC sponsorship seamlessly blends panty-clad “ring girl” Arianny Celeste with “Bud Light” stamped on her ass (klassy!), lime slices gingerly covering her lady bits, and ultimate fighting/sexual innuendo like “I like a guy that can go more than one round!” Ay carumba, this is more softcore than some porns I’ve seen.
Men, don’t you resent being advertised to in this way? Or are you A-OK with the whole “tits, beer, more tits” thing? [AdWeek] Keep reading »
I can’t turn a corner without seeing the T-mobile ad with the pretty lady in a variety of gorgeous pink dresses. But this Sprint ad warning against an AT&T and T-mobile merger is kinda dodgy. I don’t necessarily disagree with the anti-monopoly politics of it (although I’ll leave that to the econ majors to explain to me). No, it’s the old man with a cigar in a pink polka dot dress and the co-option of AT&T’s tag line, “It makes sense if you don’t think about it,” that bugs me. Uh, men wearing women’s clothing makes sense if you don’t think about it? I’m all for spoofs, but this is kinda transphobic, don’t you think, Sprint? [Queerty] Keep reading »
“What color shall we paint the foyer?” is a boring conversation, no doubt. But does Klondike really have to portray listening to one’s wife talk for five whole seconds as a trial for a man? I get it: the game is on, he doesn’t care about the color, he’s trying to be polite. He deserves an ice cream! I guess portraying adult men as overgrown toddlers with no attention span pushes products?
After the jump, another Klondike commercial in which men — gasp! — are affectionate towards one another: Keep reading »
Isaiah Mustafa, we hardly knew you! There’s a new Old Spice guy in town now and he is immediately less impressive than the old Old Spice guy because, well, he doesn’t have a ripped body and isn’t wrapped in only a towel. Lame, Old Spice. You cannot get us hooked on a hot piece of man meat and then rip it away like that. Who is this new guy? Why is he fully clothed? And most importantly, is he going to film a personalized TV spot for us like Isaiah did?!?! This commercial for the brand’s Danger Zone line is funny, but I miss “Hello ladies.” [Ad Week] Keep reading »