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"Complex Shit", by Paul McCarthy, 2008. Constipation. Diarrhea. Explosive Diarrhea. We've all had them. We will all continue to have them. Thus, Shit Manipulation is big business. But how does one visually address such a disgusting topic in ads? Let's take a figurative look up your asshole. Show More Summary
(Activate your "TRIGGER" warnings) (Yet another post mocking the milquetoast Millennials.) __________ BOOMERS are the reason why Millennials are fucked, economically. Just ask them. Just read their Facebook updates. Gen Y is Generation Screwed, facing the worst job market since the Great Depression, according to several incorrect media sources. Show More Summary
1. (four associates examine a bell pepper) I searched "Business Group Teamwork" on Getty and sifted through 41,177 photos to bring you this post. So thank me, you thankless anonymous assholes. I didn't sign in to remove the watermarks because, authenticity. Show More Summary
Remember: Mitchum—So Effective, You Can Skip A Day™? That was the Revlon brand's tagline for about 20 years, up until 2005. I mean, what the fuck do we have an FDA for if an antiperspirant can get away with that bald face lie? Today,...Show More Summary
(Back in 2011, one of the largest ad agencies in the world flew this banner over the hoards at the Cannes ad festival. Note the spelling of "famously".) Today’s ad agencies are nothing like Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce in the 1960s. They’re not even like Crispin Porter + Bogusky in 2005. Show More Summary
(Like rape culture enabler Axe, Brut is a Unilever product. One of Brut's celebrity endorsers in the 1970s was footballer Paul Gascoigne, who allegedly let his man out by beating his wife.) Bros? Have you noticed more and more ads these...Show More Summary
The just completed 2014 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity made $28.2 million in entry fees alone, up over four million from 2013. British media company Top Right Group runs the Festival, after buying it from French businessman Roger Hatchuel in 2004 for £52 million. Show More Summary
That Silicon Valley and Alley are of both massively dick-heavy is not news—if you’ve ever been to a tech trade show, well, you know. Therefore, it makes sense that tech company ad agencies would put their best men on the job, and only men. Show More Summary
(One of my favorite taglines of all time) Nike ditched Just Do It last year. Apparently, they thought it too harsh for today’s soft generation, replacing it, temporarily, with the gooier Find Your Greatness. If sitting on your couchShow More Summary
Pageviews. Today’s world has deemed them so vital, that it’s turned them into one word. Say the word in a marketing meeting, and ears prick up, eyes sparkle, and sometimes drool comes out of mouths. That’s because a video ad’s pageviews instantly turn advertising into science, which it absolutely most certainly is not. Show More Summary
BuzzFeed is worth a lot of money, maybe $1 billion. At least, that’s what they told Disney when the Mouse came sniffing at their hot ass earlier this year. BuzzFeed is not worth lots of money because of its lists or quizzes. It is worth...Show More Summary
I've started a " Worst Ad of the Day " daily update on Twitter.This Indian ad for Kurl-on mattresses featuring Malala Yousafzai—the Pakistani girl shot in the face by the Taliban—was a recent winner. It's by O&M India and, amazingly, is a real ad. Splendid.I update daily. Go here.
When are brand managers going to come to realize that metrics don't mean diddly-squat, and that their social media managers need to stop stealing "content" ideas from old Highlights magazines? Story Link, on VICE.
11 commercials, plus the above brilliant print campaign for a Swiss vegetarian restaurant. Story on VICE.
One commercial, via Carl's Jr., features a fake Mystique morphing into a beefy man before she bites a big-ass bacon burger. The other, by KFC Australia, fake-apologizes to "girls" for freaking them out. copyranter on Jezebel, LINK.
This week: Snickers isn't half as clever as they think they are; the newest sexy Times Square bed bugs ad; and there's a new ad buster in town—the Clownifier. LINK.
Two young San Francisco copywriters used the Federal prison system's pen pal program to concept together with inmates on some ads. Some of them are not bad. Take a look—on VICE.
I rounded up six recent ads—4 spots and 2 print executions—directed at or featuring women. It's a tough call which one is the most woman-hating. Story on Vice.
I'm starting a new weekly column for the New York Observer. In it, I will be photographing and reviewing local bad ads, from above and below ground. Link.