HappySlip Gets Brand Serious, Takes Stance Against MySpace

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Video blogebrity HappySlip has deleted her MySpace profile, including over 34,000 friends, because AdSense repeatedly populated her page with ads soliciting Filipina women.

Women are among the Philippines' most profitable exports. If you plan to do heavy Filipino-oriented blogging, expect to see a few shady sites in surrounding AdSense boxes.

See more ads here. Sponsored messages for girl-peddling sites also appeared prominently during HappySlip's Philippine tourism promotion.

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by Angela Natividad    Jun- 8-08    
Topic: Brands, Online, Social



Got A Fat Ass? Derrie-Air Wants Your Booty

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In one of the more interesting methods of attempting to illustrate the waning worth of newspaper advertising, a Gyro-created fake ad campaign for the Philadelphia Inquirer features the fictitious airline Derrie-Air which, in an effort to be carbon neutral (fuckin' buzzwords), promises to plant trees to offset the pounds of carbon its planes spew into the atmosphere.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 8-08    
Topic: Campaigns, Newspaper, Spoofs, Strange



Bra Comes Off, Condom Goes On. Yea, It's An Ad For...Whatever

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Up until the payoff, this could be a commercial for anything. After all, sex sells everything, right? Why couldn't this be an ad for...oh, a house painting company? A car wax brand? A....lawn fertilizer brand?

But a condom brand? So predictable.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 8-08    
Topic: Commercials, Racy



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