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…with a little shock factor.  

The following is a banned Sprite ad from Germany. Can you imagine seeing this commercial between summer re-runs? Note, there are some people on the web who believe this is a hoax. If anyone knows for sure, please let me know. If this is a hoax, it’s brilliant.

via Romel

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What the hell is this supposed to mean?

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Come on, Tropicana! Shame on you.

I’d rather take the difficult-to-handle girl any day over the sunshine blah blond.

VIA Jezebel

Music = Koop

Is there anything you can’t do?

Even the Gremlins. Check out this UK commercial…

But where’s Gizmo?

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VIA The Inspiration Room

Commercial for Matthew Williamson’s H&M line..

Note: a PINK pony. Something is in the air with these pastel colored equines. I need to get me some.

… or is the new Chanel ad featuring Audrey Tatou and directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet a tad bit creepy? Is that the point? And if so, why? It’s a perfume commercial!

Fashion designer (and Beatles’ daughter) Stella McCartney and luxury fashion retailer Net-a-porter put up this spoken word/poem video to… sell clothes?  I think?

Well, it ain’t working on me. I was too busy laughing to notice the clothes.

CLICK HERE to see.

But hey. I’m probably just too stupid to get it.

Ay curumba! This is from an ad campaign for Antonio Federici Gelato Italiano…

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Check out their wacky website.

VIA Adweek

To tie in with TRANSFORMERS’ star Megan Fox’s upcoming cover on ESQUIRE magazine, the magazine commissioned this video.

Now, don’t get me wrong. Fox is stunning.  My rant has nothing to do with her, but instead with the magazine. Do they really think this video will SELL magazines? [Of course, watch me be wrong.] Perhaps in this age of failing newspapers and magazines, editors are desperate to make some noise to prove their relevance.  But I can’t shake the creepy image stuck in my head of the ESQUIRE editors (mid thirties, floppy hair, channeling David Hemmings) in a room planning the video shoot, drooling over themselves. “Let’s make her roll around in bed!”

What’s really disappointing is that this cheap stunt  comes from a magazine that put up thought-provoking cover like these…

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I’m actually excited to see Megan Fox in TRANSFORMERS 2. She was a delightful discovery from the first film (and of course, Shia “BABY CHEEKS” LaBeouf can do no wrong in my book) — which of course I had to see because Optimus Prime was my first childhood crush. [Come on people, I was like 7. Cut me some slack.]

I just wish the people who shape our culture like magazine editors still gave a damn.

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