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  • More Companies Pushing the Gay Agenda: Expedia’s New Ad ‘Connections’

    10/03/2015 7:31:08 PM PDT · by MaskedMan · 52 replies
    Barbwire.com ^ | 23 June 2015 | Tami Jackson
    "The onslaught of companies and their commercials celebrating and advancing the “gay” lifestyle seems to be increasing at an exponential rate. Several years ago I began to notice a drastic change on the Food Network and HGTV. Chefs were competing for their same sex “spouse,” same sex couples were looking for houses..."
  • This Liberty Mutual Commercial Teaches the Wrong Policy

    09/01/2015 4:54:04 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 16 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | 12/12/14 | Don Klein
    What We See: This commercial isn’t for a car, but it’s about something you see in a lot of car ads these days: parallel parking without much driver input. We open on an unremarkable young woman talking to us from someplace in lower Manhattan. Over her shoulder we can see the Statue of Liberty, which—and it’s not by “accident”—looks a lot like the Liberty Mutual logo. The woman explains that although there are many things young people do well, parallel parking isn’t one of them. She then gives two options: “Either take the bus or get Liberty Mutual insurance,” because...
  • Dog Rescued From Near Death in Detroit Turns Into Rising Star With Commercial Talent

    08/29/2015 3:42:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    WXYZ ^ | 8/28 | Kim Craig
    When Denver was rescued in Detroit about a year ago, he was near death. But a man who had been assisted by Dog Aide, a community awareness group that supports pet owners, thought they might be able to save him. And they did. Katelin Thomas, who works with Dog Aide and owns K9 Turbo Training, says when they first saw Denver, they didn't think he could survive in his condition. His body was so stiff that his legs could not even be separated for them to be able to tell if he was male or female, so they simply called...
  • You've been Drudged! Malware-squirting ads appear on websites with 100+ million visitors

    08/15/2015 8:11:26 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 56 replies
    The Register ^ | 14 Aug 2015 at 22:45 | Shaun Nichols
    Internet lowlives who used Yahoo! ads to infect potentially countless PCs with malware have struck again – using adverts on popular websites to reach millions more people. Security researchers at MalwareBytes this week discovered the crooks running another massive campaign of ads that use the Angler Exploit Kit to infiltrate Windows PCs via vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash and web browsers. Prominent websites including the Drudge Report and Weather.com – a pair of sites whose total traffic alone amounts to nearly 200 million visits per month – were apparently inadvertently carrying the ads, putting millions of netizens at risk.
  • Chobani Releases Sexy Yogurt Commercial Featuring Lesbian Couple In Bed

    06/17/2015 6:16:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 16, 2015
    Add another to the list of gay-friendly advertisers — Chobani. The Greek yogurt company has released a romantic, undeniably hot commercial featuring a same-sex couple. Like Wells Fargo’s recent commercial, a lesbian couple is featured, but Chobani has added a lot more sizzle. A beautiful woman sits in bed and licks the yogurt from her spoon. She tickles the foot of her partner, whose back is to the camera, and then hops out of the bed, with only a sheet, loosely draped around her nude body. The beckoning blue sea is just outside the window. Then comes the reveal. The...
  • Facing backlash, U.S. Muslims counter with new (billboard) advertising campaign

    06/17/2015 1:26:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 16, 2015 | Sharon Bernstein
    In California’s capital city of Sacramento this month, stark black billboards loomed over highways and faded commercial strips, offering solace to the troubled: “Looking for the answers in life?” one asked. “Discover Muhammad.” With messages that are part religious invitation to explore the Muslim faith and part public relations, the billboards anchor a national campaign to showcase Islam as a religion of love and tolerance, aimed at Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
  • Media Executives Are Salivating Over Big Money Flooding the 2016 Election Cycle

    06/07/2015 12:19:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    At least one small slice of the American public looks forward to the non-stop, sleazy political advertisements set to inundate viewers during the 2016 elections: media executives and their investors. Peter Liguori, the chief executive of Tribune Company, said earlier this month that the next presidential campaign presents “enormous opportunity” for advertising sales. Speaking at a conference hosted by J.P. Morgan Chase, Liguori, whose company owns television stations, referenced Super PAC spending as a key factor for why he thinks Tribune Co. political advertising revenue will rocket from $115 million in 2012 to about $200 million for the 2016 campaign...
  • From Cartoon Chubster To Handsome Hipster: McDonald's Revamps Hamburglar

    05/08/2015 10:29:16 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 75 replies
    NPR ^ | May 7, 2015 | Maria Godoy
    We usually hate it when media speculate about whether a celebrity has had a nip or tuck, but it must be said: The Hamburglar has definitely had some work done. McDonald's on Wednesday brought the burger-stealing character back for a new advertising campaign for the first time in over a decade — and he looks nothing like the short, chubby, red-haired cartoon that we here at The Salt grew up with. Instead, he's now a tall, slim, stubble-faced dude sporting a fedora, trench coat and skinny-jeans. And it turns out he's also a suburban dad — a back story revealed...
  • Kate Upton's 'Game Of War' Ads Were Unbelievably Effective ($1m Revenue Per Day)

    04/09/2015 11:11:23 AM PDT · by drewh · 110 replies
    Cinema Blend ^ | 4/15 | William Usher
    Game of War: Fire Age has managed to gain quite a bit of popularity, not because of its amazing graphics, revolutionary gameplay or some sort of remarkable advancement in technology. Nope. Game of War gains more than $1 million a day all thanks to Kate Upton and some very effective television ads. LA Times has a detailed breakdown of the mobile ad arena, where publishers are constantly battling against cultural trends and marketing methods to attract as many players as possible to their little known mobile games. According to the article, Machine Zone Games has managed to run 9,000 television...
  • Radical Idea: Forbid Advertising to Fix the World Climate Change

    03/14/2015 6:10:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Silicon Africa ^ | February 28, 2015 | Mawuna Remarque Koutonin
    Any country which will forbid advertising on its territory will see its greenhouse gases emission diminishes for at least 50% in the subsequent years. Because, the real greenhouse gas responsible for our environment destruction is from our mind, not from the cow @$$! In autumn 2013, I attended a European conference on innovation during the Council of Europe summit in Vilnius. One of the conference theme was “climate change and innovation”. I was disgusted by what I heard. Over a thousand people were in the room, and the speaker went on with impressive conviction to demonstrate how climate change is...
  • Audible ads on web pages......

    03/03/2015 11:27:56 AM PST · by leopardseal · 39 replies
    This is turning into a curse. I'm getting ads which come up making all kinds of noise and racket ten or twenty minutes after I've had a website open and if I've had ten or fifteen sites open, it can be all but impossible to figure out which one is even causing the trouble. Do any of the current browsers offer any way to block audible ads?
  • Google's Quiet Dominance Over The 'Ad Tech' Industry

    02/27/2015 5:22:30 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 26, 2015 | Allen Grunes
    ***snip*** The exponential growth of the Internet over the past decade is the direct result of advertising that enables Internet publishers to monetize their content. Ad tech makes this possible by helping companies track, serve and measure the effectiveness of ads online. Without a healthy, competitive ad tech industry, much of the free online content we use every day would go behind paywalls or disappear altogether. Google’s efforts to dominate ad tech and squeeze out competitors is bringing that potentially ominous future closer to reality. ***snip*** When the FTC closed its investigation of Google’s acquisition of DoubleClick in 2007, it...
  • NFL Super Bowl XLIX [Live Thread]

    02/01/2015 2:08:20 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 1,311 replies
    Super Bowl....can't find a thread...so starting this
  • Newspaper ad revenue continued its precipitous free fall in 2013, and it’s probably not over

    02/01/2015 9:01:51 AM PST · by iowamark · 19 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 4/25/2014 | Mark J. Perry
    For the last several years, I’ve been regularly posting charts like the one above showing the history of US newspaper advertising revenue back to 1950, based on quarterly and annual data from the Newspaper Association of America. Those charts have been noteworthy for several reasons. First, more than any of the hundreds of charts and graphs that I’ve created and posted on Carpe Diem over the last seven years, the newspaper ad revenue charts have received the most attention by far. Those charts have been featured on so many other blogs and websites that a recent Reuters article referred to...
  • Can California ban gun stores from advertising handguns on their signs?

    11/11/2014 4:56:33 PM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 8 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | November 11, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    No, argues Tracy Rifle & Pistol LLC v. Harris (E.D. Cal. filed Nov. 10, 2014), a just-filed case in which I’m been hired to consult. Cal. Civil Code § 26820 (which was first enacted 1923, but is still being enforced today) provides, No handgun or imitation handgun, or placard advertising the sale or other transfer thereof, shall be displayed in any part of the premises where it can readily be seen from the outside. That, we argue, violates the First Amendment. The government generally may not ban advertising of lawful products — indeed, of constitutionally protected products — on the...
  • Microsoft Has Fired Its Entire Global Advertising Sales Team

    10/31/2014 9:14:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/31/2014 | LARA O'REILLY
    Microsoft has made its entire global advertising sales team redundant, sources have told Business Insider. The layoffs — within the Microsoft Advertising division — are expected to affect around 100 staff across the US, UK and other global offices, charged with selling advertising space across Microsoft's MSN, Bing, Xbox, Outlook, Skype and Windows 8 properties. Sources have told Business Insider it was announced Wednesday. Microsoft was making its Microsoft Advertising global sales team redundant as part of the largest ever sweep of job cuts in Microsoft's history announced this summer, which is understood to affect up to 18,000 roles across...
  • The Liberals' One Word That Rots This Country

    10/20/2014 10:25:10 PM PDT · by econjack · 11 replies
    Author | 10/21/2014 | econjack
    Is it just me, or is there liberal rot taking place. When I used to teach my Intro to Econ course, I would tell my students to close their eyes and listen to the TV ads. Doing so creates a totally different impression from the ad. Today, both local and national TV ads have drawn from the Liberal playbook to sell products. So many of them now feature that one word: "deserve". You "deserve" better cable service. You "deserve" a high-end luxury car. You "deserve" legal service if you spilled hot coffee on yourself. Bull crap. Sorry, Bozo, you don't...
  • UMG Partners with Science Fictional Ad Placement Company Mirriad and Havas Agency

    09/30/2014 10:05:11 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 6 replies
    Billboard ^ | September 29, 2014 | Marc Schneider
    Universal Music Group artists have a new way to make money from their music videos following a three-way pact between the label, in-video advertising company Mirriad and global ad agency Havas. With the deal, Mirriad will use its digital product placement technology to offer Havas clients, which include LVMH, Dish Network and Coca-Cola, opportunities to advertise inside UMG-family music videos. The companies announced the partnership, a first in the fledgling in-video advertising market, on Monday morning. Mirriad scans existing videos for surfaces, like bare brick walls, empty billboards and plain drinking mugs, and is able integrate branded assets such as...
  • Dear Mormon Chicks: Why Don’t You Stop Boycotting Carl’s Jr.’s And Boycott Islam?

    09/07/2014 7:21:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 125 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Last week onClashDaily.comwe ran a story about Mormon twin sisters who founded “Beauty Redefined”, who are calling on folks to boycott Carl's Jr.’s hamburger joint because they run adverts with hot models. According to the religious twins, these ads, “objectify women”; and I guess, by that inference, girls everywhere, because of the ads, will start to feel badly about themselves, adopt some eating disorder and/or get ocean-buoy-sized breast implants in order to look like Kate Upton. Or something to that effect. Now, before I go on, here’s an FYI for forlorn ladies wanting to look like Kate after watching a Carl's...
  • Rooster CCO Gavin McInnes Asked to Take Leave of Absence Following transphobic essay, boycott

    08/16/2014 5:24:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    AdWeek ^ | August 15, 2014 | Kristina Monllos
    Rooster chief creative officer Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes, chief creative officer of Rooster in New York, has been asked to take an indefinite leave of absence following the publication of a transphobic essay. Published earlier this week on Thought Catalog, "Transphobia is Perfectly Natural" has at publication received 2,082 comments. It has also sparked a "Boycott Rooster" movement, with Tumblr and Twitter accounts asking followers to let Rooster clients—Vans, Red Bull, Fox Sports and others—know they will not support companies that work with McInnes. "Gavin's views are his own and do not represent those of the company or its members," said...
  • La Vida Loca(An Ad Buy for Spanish Language Stations)

    07/31/2014 1:50:19 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 1 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    Here is an ad For Spanish Language Stations La Vida Loca Want out of control sex? Want out of control spending? Want out of control borders? Vote Democrat Now. (Pay Later.)
  • Betty Crocker's Newest Recipe: How to Support Gay Marriage

    07/15/2014 12:09:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Ad Age ^ | June 24, 2014 | E.J. Schultz
    The Brand Uses Social Media and Rainbow Desserts in High-Profile Push.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Known as the "first lady of food," Betty Crocker has spent more than 90 years dispatching kitchen advice, including selling more than 75 million cookbooks since its first one was published in 1942. But of late, the fictional brand icon has taken on a new mission as a supporter of gay marriage. The General Mills-owned brand began winning attention for the cause in August of last year by providing cakes to same-sex couples who got married in Minnesota after the state legalized gay married. Now Betty is following up on...
  • What Are the Best Looking Beer Cans in America?

    07/03/2014 10:50:02 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 59 replies
    ad week ^ | 7-3-2014 | David Griner
    The can comeback, led by brands like Ska Brewing, Oskar Blues and New Belgium, has opened up a 360-degree canvas for label designers typically restricted to the few stickers on a beer bottle. Thrillest has (with the help of CraftCans.com guru and Canned! author Russ Phillips) created a handy gallery of its picks for the "10 coolest-looking beer cans in America." And while I was glad to see a few of my personal favorites on the list (including my friends and neighbors at Good People Brewing in Birmingham, Alabama), I feel like they left off a few brews that are...

    06/15/2014 4:10:42 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 106 replies
    youtube ^ | 6-5-14 | Matthias
    Is it time for you to delete your Facebook account permanently? This guy thinks so, and his arguments may just convince you. You should take a moment to hear what he has to say and then decide for yourself.
  • Ads bring Church's message to mainstream NY radio

    04/22/2014 4:44:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    cna ^ | April 21, 2013 | Michelle Bauman
    Cardinal Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York. Credit: Jeffrey Bruno/CNA. New York City, N.Y., Apr 21, 2014 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Lay Catholics on the East Coast have teamed up with a prominent cardinal to create ads for secular radio proclaiming the Church’s message to an audience who may not otherwise hear it. “This is an incredible opportunity to have listeners on a secular news radio media hear a message that gives very tangible examples of the good in the Catholic Church – what it has been doing, what it is doing, and what it will continue to do,”...
  • (Vanity) I am through with Wrigley Gum

    03/27/2014 6:43:46 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/20/14 | Aaron Tabue
    Good morning, AdLand. Here's what you need to know today: Sarah Silverman stars in a very funny (SO NOT) new ad for Orbit gum. Made by Energy BBDO, the ad shows Silverman pitching television execs while being interrupted by an anthropomorphic coffee cup bearing her lipstick. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sarah-silver-stars-in-new-orbit-ad-the-brief-2014-3#ixzz2xDYWPQGf
  • Nabisco Ad: Homosexuality 'Wholesome

    03/22/2014 3:44:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 149 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | March 21, 2014
    Nabisco added its voice to the current trend of forcing liberal social agendas by producing a commercial for their Honey Maid graham crackers and Teddy Grahams snacks showing a homosexual couple raising two children with a voiceover stating "this is wholesome." The ad begins with a father bottle feeding his baby as another father slips in to kiss the baby's forehead. The commercial then meanders through a montage of families: mixed race, single dad, tattooed dad, military dad, and two dads. The voiceover says: No matter how things change, what makes us wholesome never will. Honey Maid -- everyday wholesome...
  • Politically Incorrect Car Ads from Yesteryear

    02/19/2014 2:42:39 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 103 replies
    Mad Men fans know women took a lot of sexist hits in the past when it came to advertising. Here’s a look at some of those cringe-worthy classics from the automobile world, along with some others that might make you question whether the good old days were always so good.
  • Pandora Knows How You’ll Vote, and It’s Not Keeping Your Secret

    02/19/2014 9:24:08 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 33 replies
    national journal ^ | February 19, 2014 | Alex Brown
    Pandora Knows How You’ll Vote, and It’s Not Keeping Your Secret The online music service is telling campaigns what music you listen to, which they say gives away your party affiliation. The music streaming service announced last week it is launching targeted advertising—allowing candidates to reach voters based on age, location and music preference. According to Pandora, that information can tell with 75-80 percent accuracy how a person will vote.
  • The Pause That Refreshes

    02/06/2014 2:36:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Two ads are seared into my memory from childhood. One is by Keep America Beautiful for Earth Day in 1970. The commercial portrayed what appeared to be an American Indian crying over the pollution that littered our country. Later, we find out the actor was neither an Indian nor was he crying. The second is the Coca-Cola ad, released in 1971, that showed people holding hands and singing, "I'd like to teach the world to sing." Not only did I love the commercials, but as a child, I picked up garbage from the roadsides of my town on Earth Day...
  • Man Sues Toothpaste Brand For Not Getting Him Any Women

    01/16/2014 5:34:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, January 16, 2014
    Here's a man who has been using 'Close-up' brand of toothpaste for seven years in the hope of attracting a female. However, his hopes have been dashed and now he has decided to sue the brand as it has not aided him in attracting ladies with fresh smelling breath as the toothpaste ads suggest, according to Geobeats. According to the 26-year-old man, Unilever Nigeria Limited has been sued and he has demanded that the company prove its claims with lab tests. In the Close-up ads, women are shown flocking to men after they brush their teeth, Geobeats says. Athony Olatunfe...
  • Remind me to keep myself and everyone I love far, far away from Old Spice body spray

    01/07/2014 8:27:48 AM PST · by RightGeek · 36 replies
    American Digest ^ | 1/6/2014 | Gerard Van Der Leun
    See the video - http://youtu.be/8M-sAPobpfY Quietly and relentlessly and increasingly perverse and creepy. A real achievement in the sewer that forms most of today's "advertisements."
  • Advertising in the Age of Obama

    12/22/2013 9:18:48 AM PST · by jazusamo
    American Thinker ^ | December 22, 2013 | Clarice Feldman
    Obama was sold to the American voters twice on the strength of shrewd marketing, but as the truth of his unsuitability for this high office becomes increasingly obvious to all but his most uninformed base, even advertising cannot help him pull out of his nosedive. People who know a thing or two about medical care, insurance, and simple math warned about the doom embedded in the very heart of ObamaCare, warnings the media ignored or made fun of. Yes, I know predictions of dire consequences often prove false. Tom Gelsthorpe, commenting on the death this week of a broadcast preacher...
  • The British Library Have Released Over a Million Images Onto Flickr Commons

    12/21/2013 6:00:03 AM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    British Library ^ | December 12, 2013
    We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to release them back into the Public Domain.The images themselves cover a startling mix of subjects: There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, colourful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and so much more that even we are not aware of. Which brings me to the point of this release. We are looking...
  • Did conservatives get trolled by Pajama Boy?

    12/19/2013 10:28:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 19, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Yep, says Megan McArdle. A little, says me. "Pajama Boy is not a good ad. Whatever you think about progressives, they are in most ways perfectly normal people. Normal people do not, at the age of 26 or so, want to spend their holiday in footy pajamas, listening to their parents harangue them about fiscal responsibility. Good ads usually do one of three things: they make you want to be more like the person in the ad; they make you want to date the person in the ad; or they engage you and the maker of the ad as knowing...
  • Behind The Weird, Embarrassing, Vaguely Pathetic Obamacare Battle Over Twentysomethings

    12/18/2013 11:26:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    BuzzFeed Politics ^ | December 17, 2013 | McKay Coppins and Jacob Fischler
    Is there any battle in contemporary politics being waged with more indignity and less prowess than the tug-of-war for twentysomethings over Obamacare? With the success of the Affordable Care Act hinging on the ability of the health care exchanges to attract a critical mass of young, healthy people, America’s youth find themselves in the crossfire of a high-stakes, comically ill-fought partisan fight for their hearts and minds. On one side, amateur models dressed in outdated frat boy costumes pose doing keg stands as they urge their peers to sign up for “brosurance.” On the other, a strangely proportioned, nightmarish Uncle...
  • Oregon Farmers May Go to Prison for Raw Milk Ads

    11/22/2013 9:11:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | November 22, 2013 | Joshua Cook
    There is no free speech when it comes to advertising raw milk products in Oregon. In fact, those who violate this law may face possible jail time. Most states in the country have significant restrictions on the sale of raw milk, and at first glance, Oregon's seem like some of the less extreme ones.  Sales are outright illegal in 20 states, and though Oregon does not allow the retail sale of raw milk, it does allow small organic dairies – with three cows or fewer, only two of which can be lactating at any given time – to sell their product...
  • "I'm Covered": HealthCare.gov BS

    11/03/2013 11:40:30 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 11 replies
    My irritated psyche | 11/3/13 | T-Bird45
    First ever vanity - Was watching the Minnesota-Dallas game on Fox when this misleading ad came on to claim how all these people are "covered" for healthcare for things like check-ups and accidents. TOTAL BS!!!!!! Given the monthly payments and the out of sight deductibles I've seen quoted in multiple articles, they aren't "covered"!!! They still have to pay $$$ out of pocket for those types of expenses until they meet their deductible which will happen NEVER for a normal family that doesn't have a catastrophic illness. Oh, and the Cowboys just now finally scored a TD to open the...
  • GOP, Start Fighting With Paid TV Ads Now, or Face Consequences in 2014

    10/24/2013 4:11:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2013 | Matt Towery
    Sometimes I am just plain amazed at how corporations, various industries and certainly political parties and their numerous affiliate groups prefer to cry in their coffee, curse the darkness and cede public opinion when it is being manipulated against them. Instead of marshaling their huge financial resources and using tried and true methods that really could change momentum and move opinion in their direction, they try to move the opinion ball in small increments with muted and wasteful tools. Let me give a perfect example of what I mean and how, specifically, those who so oppose Obamacare and many policies...
  • GM's Advertising Identity Crisis Hurting Sales (FR thread linked)

    10/17/2013 11:01:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    NLPC ^ | October 17, 2013 | Mark Modica
    It looks like General Motors is going through an identity crisis as its marketing strategy has flip-flopped by changing its targeted audience. The new General Motors' truck ad, "Strong," targets conservatives by honoring a heroic and manly GM truck buyer with lyrics that describe him as a "love one woman for all his life" type of guy who arrived at work on time for twenty straight years. The rugged, heterosexual identity of today's GM differs greatly from last year's politically correct version when the company won praise for running a "gay" Chevy Volt ad and for flying rainbow banners to...
  • Mattress Firm Commercial ["I Made an 8 year mistake"; applies to the USA]

    10/05/2013 5:33:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | 2013 | a genius copywriter
    Published on Aug 7, 2013 Mattress Firm Commercial
  • Move over food cartoon characters, here come the Obamas

    09/20/2013 4:45:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 20, 2013 | Judi McLeod
    Coming soon to a supermarket near you, jars of tofu and packaged bean sprouts plastered with pictures of Michelle and Barack Obama. In Michelle Obama’s resurrected Let’s Move Campaign, a private session, organized by both the first lady’s office—and the president’s policy advisors—now positions Michelle Obama as the facilitator of debate urging food industry executives to increase their advertising of healthful products for kids. (Los Angeles Times). With zero credentials as a schooled Nutritionist, Michelle Obama wants to drive cartoon characters promoting children’s’ food straight out of the public marketplace. “You all know that our kids are like little sponges....
  • States roll out trippy ObamaCare ads to lure the uninsured (Your tax dollars at work!)

    09/19/2013 7:25:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/18/13 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Oregon is in the running to win the prize for the weirdest commercial hyping ObamaCare. The state recently rolled out a 30-second acid-trip-style ad to tout its new healthcare exchange, Cover Oregon. The commercial, part of a multi-million-dollar ad buy that has conservative watchdog groups fuming, features a cartoon man who is lifted into the air after his magical guitar sprouts white wings. During his ride over Oregon, the man sees the state’s mountains, streams and forest. When he approaches the shoreline, a fish with freakish strength pulls a fisherman out of his boat and he, too, is soaring. Toward...
  • Chipotle's Kinda Brilliant Brave New World Propaganda Film for Chicken Tortilla Soup

    09/18/2013 3:02:56 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 17 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 9/18/2013 | Ace
    David Harsanyi calls it "preposterous," which I suppose is true enough, but then, it's an advertisement... It's not so much that the ad is preposterous as that it's so... Ruthless. The ad essentially calls all of Chipotle's competitors murderers and pedophiles. It really pushes the line as far as disparaging competitors. It's one thing to do a cooked-up Taste Test. But this employs all the tricks of the greatest propaganda medium ever created -- moving pictures + sound -- and mixes them together with what Harsanyi suggests is food paranoia to attack all fast-food rivals as monsters. I find it...
  • CVS agrees to pay $57,000 fine for overcharging customers

    09/09/2013 5:22:13 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9-5-13 | Gitte Laasby
    CVS has agreed to pay a fine of more than $57,000 after state investigators found multiple, repeated instances of Wisconsin stores overcharging customers. The fine is the third that CVS has received for such violations in the past five years. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced the settlement in a news release Wednesday. The agency conducted a statewide inspection of 28 CVS locations over two days in January. Inspectors found 37 instances where stores overcharged customers. Overall, stores overcharged on 2.64% of the items that inspectors checked. The inspectors subsequently ordered the prices corrected. But in...
  • Does JCPenney's Back-to-School Ad Really Promote Bullying?

    08/15/2013 9:29:31 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 56 replies
    Yahoo! Shine ^ | August 14, 2013
    A JCPenney back-to-school ad that implies kids will be friendless unless they wear the right clothing is promoting bullying, charged a flurry of critics on social media this week. “Your ad about cool kids wearing JCPenney clothes, showing a child sitting alone at lunch is despicable,” fired off one Facebook user. Another added, “How clueless are you? What a horrible bully-promoting commercial.” Twitter users have called it “tone deaf” and “more self-immolation” for the company. The ad, posted online by the retailer in late July and aired as part of a TV campaign earlier this summer, includes a shot of...
  • Major Newspapers Reject Pro-Life Ad, Image of Baby “Too Controversial”

    07/05/2013 2:12:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 48 replies
    Life News ^ | July 5, 2013 | Caleb Parke
    Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) – A national pro-life organization is outraged after three major American newspapers rejected a pro-life ad as “too controversial.”The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, and the LA Times refused to run an advertisement created by Heroic Media.The ad features a hand holding a 20- to 24-week-old baby with the quote, “This child has no voice, which is why it depends on yours. Speak Up.”Heroic Media Executive Director Joe Young said he was shocked and angered that the media outlets were willing to talk about the issue but were unwilling to show the reality of life at 20 weeks.“I...
  • The Obamacare blitz has begun.

    06/26/2013 1:02:03 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    CCHF ^ | 6-26-13 | twila brase
    ˇ The AARP will work with the Hispanic Federation, La Raza, Esperanza and others to target the Hispanic communities. ˇ Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana is organizing community non-profit groups, churches, chambers of commerce and food banks to get the word out. ˇ Enroll America's "Get Covered America" campaign, launched June 18, will send volunteers door to door, into farmers' markets and churches in 18 states. ˇ The Obama administration is in conversation with the NBA and the NFL in their drive to use sports teams to push Obamacare enrollment this fall. ˇ President Obama, HHS Secretary Sebelius, and...
  • Pam Anderson ad banned for being ‘sexist and degrading to women’

    06/06/2013 6:37:11 PM PDT · by Stoat · 34 replies
    The NYPost is now a "link only" site at Free Republic; please click on the article link above. Yes, the video is embedded there as well ;-)
  • Sources Say 48 Of 50 Radio Advertisers Want Nothing To Do With “Limbaugh and Hannity” [THE BRIEF]

    05/09/2013 5:49:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 9, 2013, 9:00 AM | Laura Stampler
    Good morning, AdLand. Here’s what you need to know today: A high ranking source at Cumulus radio told the Radio Ink that 48 out of 50 advertisers gave orders to exclude “Rush and Hannity” from their packages. Of course, the radio company that distributes Limbaugh’s show released a statement that the claim is “completely inaccurate.”There was talk earlier this week that Limbaugh’s relationship with Cumulus was in danger given the major advertising boycott he incited after calling Sandra Fluke a slut on the air. The boycott allegedly cost ABC Radio $5.5 million. …