American Apparel's Use of Nudity Makes Perfect Sense

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Not the kind of analogy we ever thought we'd make but every day American Apparel is becoming more and more like GoDaddy. And visa versa. Not just in the sense both use sex to sell, rather, they both obsessively push the same boundaries over and over again.

For over half a decade GoDaddy has been mocking America's puritanical views regarding nudity. And American Apparel has been pushing the jail bait button for just as long. But more recently the fashion label has been focusing more on the use of blunt nudity to sell.

The most recent campaign from American Apparel has a model pimping the brand's Nylon Tricot Suspender Swimsuit, a swimsuit barely capable of concealing the upper regions of a woman's body. Which, of course, is why this campaign - full of full on toplessness - makes perfect sense. After all, a woman should know what's she's buying and if the upper part of her suit isn't big enough to cover her breasts she ought to know that going in.

Which, we guess, is to say this campaign from American Apparel is spot on.

by Steve Hall    Feb-24-11    
Topic: Opinion, Racy



Is That Necklace Talking to Me?

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We suppose there's a lot of ways to sell jewelry. Oh wait, there's not. It has to be one of the most boring ad categories ever to have sucked the life out of creativity. But that's not what we're talking about right now. No. We're talking lottery.

Yes, lottery. Lottery with jewelry. And not just any jewelry. Talking jewelry. And not just any talking jewelry. Take a look at this Cactus-created Colorado Lottery Cool Millions ad and ask yourself why you didn't think of it first.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-24-11    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Kelly Osbourne to Front Madonna's Material Girl Campaign

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Kelly Osbourne, who looks like a completely different and way hotter version of herself, is fronting a new Spring 2011 campaign for Madonna's Material Girl line sold at Macy's. Osbourne follows Taylor Momsen who also fronted the brand in a campaign last year.

The line of clothing and campaign, shot by Brook Nipar, is said to hearken back to Madonna's East Village roots and does, indeed, mimic some of that Material Girl/Cyndi Lauper 1980's vibe.

The campaign will debut in April issues of fashion and lifestyle magazines such as Seventeen, Teen Vogue and Cosmopolitan as well as outdoor, cinema, in-store at Macy's and online.

by Steve Hall    Feb-24-11    
Topic: Campaigns, Celebrity



Silly, Hipsteresque Kindle Ad Thinks People Read While Running

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Yea, we all do this, right? We grab our Kindle and decided to read a book while running around the city and hanging out with our friends. AdFreak's David Gianatasio aptly describes the people in this ad ad, "refugees from a sitcom so vapid, even Fox wouldn't put it on the air."

And he's right. The over-the-top silliness distracts from the positive attributes of the product. Yea, it's glare-free. Yea, it's light. Yea, it's battery lasts forever. But does anyone want to run out and buy one of these so they can look like the annoying primadonnas in this ad?

We'll stick with our iPad and a glare-reducing screen protector thank you very much. And we simply must disagree with David one point. While the characters in this ad don't hold a candle to the hotness of the bikini-clad woman in the poolside Kindle ad, you've got to admit the woman sitting at the coffee table in this ad is exponentially cute.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-24-11    
Topic: Commercials, Creative Commentary



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