What Is Gap Doing? No, Seriously. We Have No Idea.

When I was a child, my dream in life (after becoming a ballerina and/or a pastry chef) was to be a Gap model. It was my favorite store in the world. I owned two zip-up polar fleeces of identical design in different colors. Back to School shopping was paradise. So it deeply saddens me to state now what has become… » 2/06/15 3:30pm 2/06/15 3:30pm

No More, The NFL's Domestic Violence Partner, Is A Sham

The brands have spoken, and they want you to know that domestic violence and sexual assault are bad. In fact, the brands not only think they're bad, but have a theory as to why they persist: the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault don't have a strong enough brand. So, to help get America talking about… » 2/05/15 2:55pm 2/05/15 2:55pm

Do The NFL's Anti-Domestic Violence Initiatives Actually Even Exist?

As long ago as it now seems, it was only this past July when Roger Goodell decided to suspend Ray Rice for two games after the Baltimore Ravens running back cold-cocked his future wife in an Atlantic City casino elevator. There was outrage, but not enough to change the NFL commissioner's mind. He needed to see the… » 2/01/15 4:01pm 2/01/15 4:01pm

​Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Really Really Really Like Christmas

What War on Christmas? If you live in Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard's home, it's the best holiday of the year (to buy Samsung). This commercial includes Kristen Bell rocking a onesie while very pregnant, a state that Shepard told Us Weekly was "like sleeping next to a giant wounded elk who's been hit by a semi and… » 11/25/14 10:30pm 11/25/14 10:30pm

Ranking the Hot, Mostly Middle-Aged White Dudes in Viagra Commercials

"In the age of knowing what you're made of, there's no room for erectile dysfunction," says Viagra, who claims that their most recent batch of commercials show men "engaging in daily activities without letting anything get in their way." Right: they don't let anything get in their way of BEING HOT. » 9/24/14 2:15pm 9/24/14 2:15pm

These Australian Tampon Commercials Are Batshit and Delightful

Feminine hygiene brand Carefree is taking a new approach to marketing towards the Australian consumer. New ads by DDB Sydney feature hosts by the name of Fanny Glitterwinkle, Harmony Freebush and Stefan Van Der Blöed. The commercials are funny, weird and — surprisingly — actually use the word "vagina." » 8/25/14 12:35pm 8/25/14 12:35pm

The Awful Swagger Dads of Advertising Need to Get Got

It's been well documented (if not well researched): At some point in the 1990s, Ad Dads very suddenly became moronic punchlines. I don't know who was more responsible for this—ad agencies or brands or Homer Simpson—but the tipping point was reached quickly. It was an anti-Mad Men ad movement. It was anti-creative. And… » 8/22/14 11:20am 8/22/14 11:20am

TV Shows Are Now Blatantly Ads For Crap You Don't Need

These days, we are constantly being sold products and experiences but now, companies are getting more trixsy. Instead of just airing a commercial selling a trip to Las Vegas, the city’s Convention & Visitors Authority is collaborating with shows like Logo’s RuPaul’s Drag Race, drawing in fans of the program and… » 8/12/14 6:40pm 8/12/14 6:40pm