UK-based industry watchdog Advertising Standards Association just released new regulations intended to cut down on the gender stereotypes that run rampant through advertising, which is great for them, but somehow more irritating for us.
Dove is running out of ideas.
Heineken has released an ad that’s being described as a less stupid version of what Pepsi was trying to do with their Kendall Jenner’s “the resistance will the commercialized” campaign. Unfortunately—and try not to not to be too shocked here—it is still true that a company whose only goal is to sell beverages may not…
It will be hard for me, personally, to forget the dumbest advertisement ever released, second only to the one where Kendall Jenner solves police brutality with a can of soda, but Nivea certainly hopes I will.
I may never drink Pepsi again. Not because of its new, terrible, and—as of press time—pulled Kendall Jenner “resistance”-themed advertisement, but because it’s a trash soda that makes it feel like my teeth are about to fall out. Besides, co-opting the movements of the counter culture is an advertising tradition that,…
In case you needed a reminder that corporations don’t care about you, that #TheResistance is already being co-opted as a marketing scheme, and that Kendall Jenner cannot act, Pepsi has released a very bad commercial to jog your memory.
Paris will not have “sexist and discriminatory” ads cluttering up its outdoor space, thank you very much.
Male advertising executives who have never felt the touch of a woman know there’s one thing ladies love: daydreaming about animated men cleaning their own homes.
Andrew Puzder is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, which the parent company of chains that include Carl’s Jr and Hardees. He is president-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for US labor secretary, which is alarming for many reasons, not least of which are the incredibly high numbers of sexual harassment reports at his restaurants.
Weight Watchers new WW Black campaign rolled out in Australia with a gift to reporters: a “mood light” lightbulb that you screw in before you screw. The marketing ploy is being criticized for its accompanying ad copy, not because no one would ever stop to change their lightbulb before getting it on.
Increasingly, American businesses are taking a long look at their ad agencies and asking them to please diversify their teams because Mad Men was supposed to be about the 1960s and it’s honestly getting embarrassing at this point.
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.