Truth in Advertising Inc. has threatened to report America’s royal family to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for eschewing federal labeling regulations in promotional social media posts.
If you clicked play on the video above and shut your eyes, you would hear the voice of a man discussing how it felt to become a father via adoption, and a certain happiness might wash over you. “What a nice story,” you’d think. “Isn’t becoming responsible for a life an unparalleled human act?”
Who would have guessed that an industry like advertising would have a problem with sexism? Now that’s sarcasm, Donald Trump.
These ads for Sprite seem to be trying to make a comment on sexual promiscuity, for some reason. This doesn’t seem like the purview of lemony fizzling sugar water, but I don’t know Sprite’s life.
Kevin Roberts, chairman of advertising behemoth Saatchi & Saatchi, may find himself with unexpectedly ample free time this August, as he’s been “asked” to take a leave of absence over controversial comments about women in the ad business.
“Women don’t get paid as much as men and that is wrong,” pouts Seth Rogen in the newest spot for Budweiser’s Bud Light Party campaign.
Earlier this week, the “period-proof” panties company Thinx and New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority seemed to be at odds over the use of the word “period” in some new subway ads. Now the MTA has retreated a bit—the flailing corporation just takes forever to make decisions.
New York City has rules for their subway ads, which can’t look too racy. And a set of new ads by Thinx, a company peddling knickers for women who’d like the option of forgoing pads and tampons during menstruation, have proven to be just too much for NYC’s (inconsistently) prim sensibilities.
Today is National Coffee Day, because for-profit organizations that sell coffee keep telling us so. The exact details of how National Coffee Day began are shaky, (because I didn’t look and it doesn’t matter) but I assume that Starbucks and a bunch of coffee manufacturers got together and decided that, dammit, it’s…
Turns out every other Super Bowl commercial is a waste of everyone’s fucking time.
Hype Energy®, a drink Kim Kardashian has almost certainly never tasted, has released a new advertisement/short film called “Hype Energy Drink/Kim Kardashian West Film” and I have idea what the fuck it’s trying to tell us.
It is no secret that I think much of Jeremy Scott’s work, particularly in the 2010s, is derivative (to be generous about it). Since becoming the creative director of Moschino in 2013, he was tasked with revitalizing the brand with the youth culture and cool cachet it had in the early 1990s. He got the youth part kinda…
Those exploitative and innuendo-filled ads American Apparel has become notorious for will soon be nothing more than a memory. Bloomberg reports the company has announced plans to “recast the brand in a positive, inclusive, socially conscious light.” That means less nudity, and more clothes. You know, the stuff they…
Are you in the market for a new bike? Well, Czech Republic bicycle manufacturer Superior Bikes claims to know just what ladies love when it comes to cycling, but it’s completely sexist! Their line of women’s downhill mountain bikes was, until yesterday, promoted in an offensive ad that undermines the female cycling…
DO MY EYES DECEIVE ME? Or am I watching a very young, platinum-blonde Bette Davis extoll the virtues of a General Electric dishwasher?
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…
Turns out, me and like 10 other people are the only ones who actually followed through with our threats to boycott the NFL over its chronic dumbfuckery. Enjoy the big game, guys!
If you've not already wasted all of your capitalist tears on Apple's sentimental sob-fest of a commercial, worry not. Stella Artois has got you covered four times over.
Ugh, this heartwarming commercial by the World's Most Profitable or Valuable or Coolest or Whatever company tells a beautiful story of a young woman, her grandmother, and a song. It's a tear-jerker and I hate it.
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…