Category Archives: Madvertising

Badvertising: Ur doin it rite. Apology: Ur doin it rong.

Via. Dear Corktown Printing Co.: This is NOT how you advertise your services in a tasteful, timely, topical manner: The Toronto reader says she received the mailer at work today. “When I called them this morning they didn’t so much … Continue reading

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So, THIS exists.

And even worse, it’s a mascot for a Japanese cooling company based in Osaka, but named for Fukushima. Ironically, it has nothing to do with the infamous nuclear plant there. Yeah, I’d say someone fukked up, all right.

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What do I have against Facebook ads?

Oh, only shit like this: Isn’t Facebook wonderful, letting advertisers use people’s pictures to sell product without permission, much less a cut of the profits? And even more wonderful: They help dead girls find dates! Just a pity Rehtaeh Parsons … Continue reading

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Stupid Sex Tricks: How NOT to advertise anything

Just think how silly it looks when guys are made to do what women in advertising are made to do…all the fucking time.

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Stupid Sex Tricks: Oh no no!

Gentlemen, seriously, do NOT try this. Unless what you’re really aiming for is a bottle of Captain Morgan, broken over your head.

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Safer sex: Good idea.

This ad: Not so hot. Come on, people, Honey Boo Boo is not a natural disaster. Whatever’s wrong with her is a product of the environment she was raised in. And the sick, creepy, crazy world of child beauty pageants. … Continue reading

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The Koch Bros are getting desperate, I see.

When they have to take out ads for crapaganda sites like this, you know that Big Oil’s corrupting influence barons are running scared. And is that a tip of the hand as to which side of the recent election they … Continue reading

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Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising’s Image of Women

In light of the death of Amanda Todd, who was literally driven to her grave by her own image on the Internet, and the whole Reddit “creepshot” kerfuffle, it’s instructive to look how media imagery of the female body plays … Continue reading

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Stupid Sex Tricks: And now, your pre-flight safety drill…

Passengers on a Polish airplane got a different brand of safety drill when they buckled in, thanks to a major condom brand: Was this staged? I don’t know. The giggling old lady and the horrified young man tell me it … Continue reading

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Coke adds racism? Sure smells that way.

Courtesy of Ad Age, by way of Gawker, we learn what the Coca-Cola Company (and a certain adman) really thinks of non-white people…and it ain’t pretty: In the interest of transparency, let me confess my bias. I’ve done a lot … Continue reading

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