On Saturday, the New York Times published an extensive report about how a small group of women working at Nike got fed up with their shitty workplace culture and collected data on how said workplace culture had repeatedly failed women.
A rousing round of applause for the people who decided that beleaguered child star Lindsay Lohan should resurrect her career by serving as spokesperson for Lawyer.com!
Shouldn’t a camera company be aware that a picture’s worth a thousand words?
The NRA is getting a little of the sweet, white-hot outrage they so crave with a new and deranged ad featuring their spokesperson, pundit Dana Loesch. The ad explicitly positions Real Americans against the violent, lying left, and—given that it’s an ad for a gun lobbying organization—it reads a lot like a call to…
A few days ago MTV News editor Jessica Hopper noticed this bizarre, boob-filled ad for guitar pedals by the company Valeton. Obviously, it made a lot of women in music pretty pissed off.
Rimmel London has been forced to pull an apparently “misleading” mascara ad featuring Cara Delevingne and her dangerously beautiful lashes.
I wish I could say “you can’t make this up,” but, honestly, if I’d gone into advertising, I might have. There’s no doubt that “cyber attacks” are in the air, or at least the news, practically every day. During the presidential debates, “cyber” (aka “the cyber”) was invoked so often it was virtually a conjunction, and…
In 1993, a young model named Melanija Knavs was working in her native Slovenia, dreaming big. Her future soulmate was busy insulting Native American casino operators in breathtakingly racist testimony before a Congressional subcommittee. One day, they would fall in love and she would watch, beaming, as he careened…
Fox News host and varsity-level shouter Sean Hannity appeared recently in a campaign ad for Donald Trump. Fox News says they didn’t know about that, and Hannity won’t appear in any more ads, but the network is refusing to disclose whether he’ll be disciplined.
Donald Trump beautifully played the D.C. press into airing what amounted to a 90-minute commercial for his new hotel today.
In a wonderful, wonderful demonstration of how the Internet Personal Essay Economy can go awry, xoJane ran a personal essay by a lady named Brenna Phares, about how she recovered from her painful breakup with the use of a “breakup box.” Turns out Brenna works for the company she was writing about, which she didn’t…
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.
Where is my real mommy?
The NRA is in the midst of constantly re-branding itself, as is necessary when you’re the most powerful gun lobbying group in a nation where everyone, including children, are constantly murdering each other with guns. Honestly, though, this two-month-old ad, part of a series on how brave and tough Americans are: It’s …
Have you ever visited one of the United States’s 411 national parks and thought, “This experience would be more fulfilling if my view of this spectacular landscape included a logo for my favorite brand”? If so, you’re in luck!
In the lead-up to New York’s April 19 primary, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have released NY-centric ads focusing on the fact that they’re not hideous bigots. Sanders’ ad focuses on his “New York values,” as a subtle fuck-you to Ted Cruz, while the Clinton ad focuses on the terrifying nightmare that is a…
Justin Bieber’s not at all awkward campaign with Calvin Klein continues with another ad that finds him flaunting just as the Greek gods used to do back in the day.
The Yukon territory in Canada is cold, dark, and sparsely populated—circumstances that require Yukon’s Health and Human Services to encourage residents to really go crazy on that D.
In November 1990, Ladies Home Journal devoted a special issue to listing America’s fifty most powerful women. (Included: Oprah Winfrey; Barbara Bush; Cher.) So it’s impossible to look at this accompanying Lean Cuisine ad without noticing that woman’s sharp suit.
Anybody got the tech to fold the space-time continuum? If so, would you be willing it loan it out, so that I might order some “sassy sweats” from the makers of the diet soda Tab, circa 1986?