Vera Bradley has been rebranding, and some of the results of their experiments are mixed.
Would you buy lamb if a cis white dude wasn’t selling it to you?
If you’ve flown recently, you can likely rattle off a litany of complaints about fees, airport security, seat size, delays, general grimness of the experience—so many pet peeves to pick from. However, American Airlines is launching an ad campaign that hints that, hm, maybe you’re a candidate for an attitude…
Following a public finger-wagging from an advertising watchdog group, the Kardashians have seemingly cleaned up their shady practice of not labeling sponsored posts as ads so as not to be investigated by the Federal Trade Commission.
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.
It seems like it was just a matter of time before our friend Ramona Singer joined the ranks of celebrities who cannot manage to properly read their sponsored content emails.
Unilever has considently won awards and taken over my Facebook timeline with advertisements like the one above for Dove, in which women are forced to confront the low self-esteem embedded in their psyches by advertisements.
One rule of thumb to remember when you’re being paid to scam people out of their money through Instagram product promotion is to make a semi-respectable effort to look like you actually use the product in question. Our friend Scott Disick apparently did not get that memo.
Following complaints, Gap, Inc. has deleted a tweet advertising Ellen DeGeneres’ GapKids X ED clothing line with an image featuring child acrobats Le Petit Cirque. Critics claim the photo—depicting four girls—uses the lone black model as a passive prop, while the other models appear active.
A reader wrote in this week to note a peculiar thing about Galbani (formerly known as Sorrento) String Cheese: the regular fat cheese has what appears to be an anthropomorphized string cheese dude on it, while the reduced fat ones have an anthropomorphized string cheese lady on it. Puzzling.
It probably will not surprise you to learn that your favorite beauty blogger or reality television star is almost certainly getting paid to post that perfectly lit selfie with an artfully placed tooth-whitening kit or meal replacement shake on her Instagram account. What you don’t know, really, is how much money they…
As Abercrombie & Fitch continues to struggle financially, the teen apparel retailer has been desperately searching for new ways to attract customers. The latest tactic: saying goodbye to its signature advertisements depicting shirtless youths groping each other.
In a recent Facebook post, Victoria’s Secret shared a photo of a model wearing their mesh-back cheeky panties. There’s nothing particularly interesting about the photo, apart from, well, the fact that the woman is missing her left butt cheek. Some people have called this a “Photoshop fail,” but I call it “Lady Gaga…
A Clairol television commercial for Nice ‘n Easy hair dye has been banned in the United Kingdom for misrepresenting Christina Hendricks’ dye job. Whoops!
God, modern feminism is just so commercialized, isn’t it? In Kate Spade’s new mini-movie, we have Anna Kendrick dining solo at the Russian Tea Room in New York, where she runs into (drumroll please) Gloria Steinem.
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This is a really incredible unforced error: Sixt, a rental car company you’ve never heard of, made an ad encouraging Caitlyn Jenner to “try this crossover,” which is a type of car and also a tasteless joke about her transition. The ad remains up on their Twitter and Facebook, despite hundreds of people tweeting at…
Confidential to any woman who wants a giant tattoo of a dragon on their backs: Hachette Australia wants to use your precious flesh as advertising for the latest book in the Dragon Tattoo series by Stieg Larsson. The good news: free tattoo. The bad news: you’d be participating in something literally called…
Last week, teens all over freaked out about the “Charlie Charlie” challenge that had something to do with pencils and summoning a demon to answer your questions. A Mexican demon. Named Charlie. Very #real and #believable. Turns out that all those idiot high-schoolers were totally played by a very real commercial for a…