Brands love to sell you stuff by tugging at your heartstrings, and certainly, you can see why a company might think it’s appropriate to use the famed “Drum Major Instinct” sermon Martin Luther King, Jr. gave just a few months before his assassination to sell, uh, Dodge Ram trucks. These trucks, just like MLK, were…
CVS has announced a new initiative to move away from Photoshopped ads in stores by 2020, or at least to tell you when you’re looking at an image no one has messed with.
On Sunday night, numerous Twitter users pointed out that H&M is at it again with the casual racism, featuring a black child model in a sweatshirt that reads, “Coolest monkey in the jungle.”
Jake Gyllenhaal’s appearance in the newest ad for Eternity, Calvin Klein’s perfume that makes me sneeze, is supposed to be sweet, but instead feels like the beginning of a terrible horror movie.
In 2009, France’s lawmakers proposed that images in which a model has been photoshopped be labeled. Now, in 2017, that law is going into effect.
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.