Betabrand Uses Female PhDs to Model Their Clothes

Betabrand is best known as the company that makes fancy sweatpants, interesting boxer shorts and shiny discopants. They're also famous for their Vagina blanket made with Vagisoft technology. But for their new spring collection, they have a different gimmick: using certified smarties to model their clothes. » 3/11/14 3:10pm 3/11/14 3:10pm

New Diet Coke Slogan Is About Drugs, Say Cool People Who Are Not Narcs

Apparently, Diet Coke's new ad campaign: "You're on!" is drawing fire for being a terribly irresponsible and naughty DRUG REFERENCE FOR DRUGGIES. Sometimes the billboards say, "Diet Coke. You're on." And sometimes they say, "You're on. Diet Coke." But either way, they're clearly talking about your brain being on something » 3/04/14 5:00pm 3/04/14 5:00pm

Badass 'Save the Children' Ad Features Real Footage of Childbirth

I can't remember the last time I saw a commercial as impactful as this British PSA for Save the Children. Created to raise money for midwife training programs in underserved communities around the world, the ad spells out the stark reality of this need with unflinching clarity. A Liberian woman lies in a hospital bed… » 2/25/14 7:20pm 2/25/14 7:20pm

You've Never Seen a Better Ad for a German Superstore (or Ever?)

EDEKA is Germany's largest grocery store corporation. And if I were in Germany right now, I would be shopping there all day every day in the hopes of meeting this gentleman (Friedrich Liechtenstein) who would sell me on all the products by dancing sexily and putting the word "super" in front of everything. » 2/23/14 5:30pm 2/23/14 5:30pm

Spring Fashion Ads: Fierce Lupita, Topless Gaga, Rihanna in the Loo

Now that the polar vortex has banished its horrid self from our presence our minds may freely travel to spring, which is lurking alluringly on the horizon. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the fashion world, whose February issues are bursting with new ad campaigns for designers' spring/summer lines. » 2/18/14 4:45pm 2/18/14 4:45pm

Meet The Woman Who Walked On A Wire Between Two Speeding Trucks

It's actually called "highlining" and while it may look completely nuts to you and me, it's an extreme sport popular with lots of adrenaline junkies. (You may know it best from the documentary about Philippe Petit called Man on Wire). A woman named Faith Dickey from Texas—pause for WOO-HOO HOME STATE break—holds a record … » 1/30/14 1:40pm 1/30/14 1:40pm

Cheerios Awesomely Brings Back Biracial Family for Super Bowl Ad

There will be at least one Super Bowl ad airing Sunday trying to be more meaningful than the men of Full House reuniting over yogurt or whatever idiocy GoDaddy has decided to roll out this year. For the first time ever, General Mills will be advertising for Cheerios during the game, in a commercial starring the same… » 1/29/14 2:50pm 1/29/14 2:50pm