Posts Tagged Advertising

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Nicely done, Nashville: Sexist anti-drunk driving campaign pulled

Tennessee’s most recent effort to prevent drunk driving was laugh-out-loud sexist. The Booze It And Lose It campaign, paid for with a federal grant and run by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, was aimed at young men — the people most likely to drive drunk — and chose sexism as a method for driving home the message that drinking impairs your judgement. 

Tennessee’s most recent effort to prevent drunk driving was laugh-out-loud sexist. The Booze It And Lose It campaign, paid for with a federal grant and run by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, was aimed at young men ...

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Vintage Sexism: “How a warm room and B.O. cost her another admirer.”

Over at Jezebel, Andrew Heisel rounds up some of the best of the worst advertising geared toward women in movie magazines from the 1920s through 50s.

This was in the days before advertisers (some of them, at least) learned to subtly make us feel insecure to hawk their products — back then, the subtext was simply stated.

Over at Jezebel, Andrew Heisel rounds up some of the best of the worst advertising geared toward women in movie magazines from the 1920s through 50s.

This was in the days before advertisers (some

"free speech isn't a license to spread hate"

Ms. Marvel fights evil of anti-Muslim bus ads in San Francisco

The current Ms. Marvel is a New Jersey girl from a Pakistani family named Kamala Khan. When the character got her own series last year, she became the first Muslim superhero to star in a Marvel comic book. Now she’s fighting Islamophobia in the real world. 

The current Ms. Marvel is a New Jersey girl from a Pakistani family named Kamala Khan. When the character got her own series last year, she became the first Muslim superhero to star in a Marvel comic book. Now she’s ...

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Tylenol’s holiday campaign puts a blended same-sex Jewish family front and center

Yes, it’s designed to make you feel good about Tylenol so that you’re more likely to buy Tylenol.

But it’s also transgressive, and touching as hell, and there is power in visibility like this.

Yes, it’s designed to make you feel good about Tylenol so that you’re more likely to buy Tylenol.

But it’s also transgressive, and touching as hell, and there is power in visibility like this.

Why “like a girl” shouldn’t be an insult

Let’s just pretend that this isn’t a commercial for Always menstrual products and appreciate this heart-warming reminder that girls are confident and joyful before we teach them that being a girl is the absolute worst thing they can be.

Let’s just pretend that this isn’t a commercial for Always menstrual products and appreciate this heart-warming reminder that girls are confident and joyful before we teach them that being a girl is the absolute worst thing they ...

Smart isn’t beautiful

Online clothing retailer Betabrand’s new ad campaign has made a splash. Their new spring collection is modeled exclusively by PhDs and doctoral candidates. As founder Chris Lindland wrote in a statement, “Our designers cooked up a collection of smart fashions for spring, so why not display them on the bodies of women with really big brains?”

Online clothing retailer Betabrand’s new ad campaign has made a splash. Their new spring collection is modeled exclusively by PhDs and doctoral candidates. As founder Chris Lindland wrote in a statement, “Our ...

“Photoshop: For that poreless android look you’ll never achieve in real life.”

For her final project in an advanced digital photography class at East Carolina University, student Anna Hill decided to highlight the ridiculousness of beauty ads by creating these mock ads for Photoshop itself. As she explains to HuffPo, ads for beauty products “really are altered so much, they may as well be advertising Photoshop rather than the products they actually sell.” 

For her final project in an advanced digital photography class at East Carolina University, student Anna Hill decided to highlight the ridiculousness of beauty ads by creating these mock ads for Photoshop itself. As ...

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