“Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding,” the company said in a statement to The Daily Beast. “Clearly, we missed the mark, and we apologize. We did not intend to make light of any serious … More
You know how last week I was annoyed with Lean In author and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg for messing with people’s emotions to appease advertisers more easily? Sandberg and Facebook aren’t alone, and they haven’t been for a long time. … More
Facebook recently came forward and confessed that they’ve been trying to screw with your feelings for a while. Why? Because they and their advertisers don’t just want your privacy compromised, they also want your money. (In fact, the privacy issue … More
HoneyMaid makes graham crackers, including Teddy Grahams, a snack that I abuse the way some people abuse heroin. They also make really heartwarming commercials that embrace an open mind and families of all kinds, including homosexual and gay couples, interracial … More
Remember that super gross Super Bowl commercial from last year? This GoDaddy Super Bowl ad featured Bar Rafaeli making out with Jesse Heimann, and it skeeved a lot of us out. Not because Heimann isn’t necessarily a 10–Lord knows he’s … More
When Karen Kaplan, 53, first walked through the doors of Hill Holliday in 1982, she had no advertising experience, or even the shorthand skills to work as a secretary. The 22-year-old was placed at the front desk of the Interpublic-owned shop as a receptionist — the bottom of the agency ladder. More
Here’s a brand-new way to snag a prestigious internship: Take off your pants. Wait, that didn’t come out right… More
For almost two decades, Mike Hughes has had to come to terms with his own mortality.
I don’t watch many commercials these days thanks to modern-day TV-watching conveniences, but last night I happened to catch a new JCPenneycommercial that made my jaw absolutely drop. In the commercial, titled “It’s No Secret,” JCP apologizes to customers for the changes they’ve made in recent months and practically begs shoppers to come back.
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Much has been said, written, and dirge-d (I’m look at you, Robert Burns) about man’s inhumanity to man. Even man’s humanity to man has gotten its fair share of news coverage. After years of study and lying in wait, I have finally discovered woman’s ultimate inhumanity to woman: the GoDaddy commercials. Yes, it’s true; it turns out that The Man behind the most sexist and offensive advertisements shown during the Super Bowl (and that’s saying a lot) is a woman. More
You’ve heard the cliche: No one ever says on their deathbed, “I wish I’d spent more time at the office.” For one advertising executive, that’s really, really true. Linds Redding died last month of cancer, and before he died he wrote a brutal blog post about how he realized his entire professional life was a pointless joke. “So was it worth it?” he wrote. “Well, of course not. It turns out it was just advertising. There was no higher calling.” Caution: Do not read if you’re sensitive, emotional, or prone to storming into your boss’s office and quitting your job to pursue your dreams.
Girls is several months away from returning to the airwaves, but Lena Dunham is making headlines and raising eyebrows today with a new PSA for President Obama’s re-election campaign. The ad opens with Dunham looking into the camera and saying, “Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy.” She’s talking about voting! It’s cute. Click through to watch the video. More
All things considered, the Olympics are a beacon of gender equality: Female athletes at the Games are heaped with praise and attention. In many sports, including gymnastics and volleyball, women draw significantly more attention than the guys; in others, like swimming, things are about equal. This year, for the first time, there are more women on the American Olympic team than men. But if the Olympics are a celebration of physical prowess in all its forms, then why do companies use female athletes so rarely in advertising, and why do they bungle it so badly when they do? A new study says it’s because advertisers overestimate consumers’ appetite for hot bodies. More