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Ashton Kutcher is funny mocking Karl Lagerfeld, but not in brownface playing Bollywood producer Raj, in this new ad from popchips. More
Who’s the upstart who belts out a dance-party version of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” in the new Super Bowl Pepsi ad? It’s The X Factor Melanie Amaro, challenging mean king Elton John for the sweet soda. If this is the first you’ve heard of Melanie, then check out the five facts we’ve compiled on her. More
It’s astonishing how many logos Adam Ladd’s five-year-old daughter could identify, from Apple to Chili’s. Check out the “brandmarks” video to either feel really good about our smart kids or fear for their corporate-conspiracy futures. More
Brazil’s language school CCAA wants to prep you for the inevitability of landing on Megan Fox Island and needing to talk with the natives. More
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The latest tribute to Steve Jobs comes from an unexpected source: Harry Shum, Jr. (who plays Mike Chang on Glee) revealed that he got his start by dancing for Apple’s iconic ads—the ones where all you see are dancers’ silhouettes as they groove to their bright white iPods. More
Pregnancy test commercials—I can’t watch a night of Bravo or Lifetime without running into at least one. I mean really, I have far more encounters with pregnancy test ads than I do with pregnancy scares. Or interested men, amirightladies? More
I don’t need retail therapy; I need therapy because of retail, amirightladies? Judging by how their clothes fit me—or don’t fit me, if we’re parsing words here—I think I’m allergic to Forever 21. In the latest of a string of bad decisions that make up their business model, Forever Twenty One, Incorporated released a T-shirt with the words “Allergic to Algebra” screen-printed on it, presumably by the hands of female factory workers in China. Not exactly the “for us, by us” our sisters were fighting for. More
Lancôme perfume has added another wide-eyed beauty to their cabinet, and another reason why we “normos” and “uggos” won’t be getting swept off our feet on a Paris street anytime soon. Aspirational? Try EXASPIRATIONAL, amirightladies?
Don’t get me wrong. My idea of true romance obviously includes lilting piano melodies, soft-focused lenses, diamonds, idling around old European cities and running over bridges for no apparent reason—but I don’t need a company like Lancôme rubbing the fantasy in my face. More
This is advertising we can get behind — especially since it’s in our city! To promote the second season of Boardwalk Empire, HBO went above and beyond just posters in the subway station: They’ve got a vintage 1920s subway train that will run along the 2/3 stop throughout New York City on weekends in September. More