You may recall the tempest in a teacup that erupted over a Doctor John's Lingerie & Novelty Boutique billboard that appeared in Ogden Utah a while back. It seems the board offended many. So much so that the model on the billboard, Tabitha Contreras, 31-year-old mother of four and her children started feeling the pain.
A model since she was a teen, Contreras told Salt Lake City ABC 4, "I was an outcast, I wasn't welcome and everyone let me know I wasn't welcome. I felt bad that I offended people because I didn't think there was that much skin showing. My first wake up call was, I had my 13-year-old daughter come home and say people at school are saying, 'you're a porn star,' and so of course I was like, 'oh my gosh, what am I doing?'"
The board was taken down a few weeks ago but the pain Contreras feels still lingers.
You can argue this one both ways. Objectifying women to sell stuff, perhaps bad. Women just trying to make a living, not so bad. Watch the video. What are your thoughts?
A mailer sent by the U.S. Senate Federal Credit Union carries the headline, "Got Big Plans?", next to the image of a woman with breasts bulging out of her tight top. Copy includes, Preparing for a life change can be overwhelming...you have to live through it and you have to figure out how to afford it...that's where we come in. U.S. Senate FCU is here to help. We can propose products and services to assist you with financing everything big and small."
Of course the ad spawned a petition, outrage and an apology from the credit union. Pretty typical for just about any ad foisting boobs in your face because, you know, boobs are bad. And the bigger they are, it seems, the badder they are. All we can conclude here is that, when it comes to breasts, size really does matter.
- Now this is how you market surfer girl swimwear.
- Watch Kevin Durant in a bit of Gap-style (OK, Matrix) freeze and pan camera action for Champs Sports.
- Nissan Juke goes slip and slide all over the ice in Norway.
- TSA would never appreciate this.
- See Pepsi MAX's Uncle Drew. Yea, you and 4,522,237 other people.
- Evian wants you to...reawaken your senses.
Pop quiz. What happens when a super hot woman uses Samsung's new Motion Control Smart TV with her blinds open? A hoard of horny men...including Old Spice guy Isiaah Mustafa (we think) come calling. And, of course, hilarity ensues.
Nice touch having the chick live in apartment number 69.
Certainly there are any number of options of which parents can take advantage when it comes to advice on raising children. And, certainly, there are any number of ways to call attention to those choices. However, never before have we seen a strategy such as this one from Duval Guillaume for Flemish advice site Opoedingslijn.be. Watch and be surprised.
Over at his new BuzzFeed ad commentator gig, Mark Duffy asks, "How the hell this sells Fiats is a mystery." And he's right. Check out this ad from Leo Burnett Argentina that centers on what is supposedly a quintessential moment in every relationship; the boob job discussion. It's like they filmed the thing in the vein of "Honey, I'm pregnant" but went the route of cleavage instead.
Once the women in the ad tells her man she's getting a bob job, we are treated to the man's long, slow, swan dive-like fantasy into...well...just watch the spot. You'll see what happens.
But should this man really be this happy? Hey, we like deliciously gigantic wobbling breasts that burst forth from their top and wobble tantalizingly with every movement a woman makes just as much as any other guy. But fake boobs? Is that really something to get excited about? Immovable objects that, well, look totally fake? To each their own we guess. Personally, we prefer the real thing.
Sports Illustrated model Marissa Miller has been tapped by Buick to lend a bit of sexiness to its Enclave. This behind the scenes look at the creation of the commercial gives us a glance at what Buick is going for. It's all about the distracting qualities of beauty. Although, if the commercial is to be taken literally, the Enclave is destined to cause disaster wherever it is seen.
What we love most about this behind the scenes look is the ceaseless verbal analogies the ad's creators spew likening the hotness of Miller to the hotness of the car. Of course their comments are politely couched and devoid of any tongue wagging that might normally coincide with the description of a supermodel.
- Paddy Power protects the English mens soccer team from feminine distraction by outfitting Polish and Ukrainian women with "goal line technology" for their vaginas.
- The top 100 digital marketing-related boards on Pinterest.
- Dior meets Depeche Mode. 11,649,743 views since May 3. Impressive.
- B-Reel created the game Battle For Everything for Coke Zero as part of its sponsorship of the movie Battleship.
- Marks & Spencer signs Rosie Huntington-Whitley...and undresses her just as Burberry did last year.
- The Swedish Armed Forces looked for recruits...by locking a guy in a box. Interesting story.
Here's a question for the ladies. Does watching Bar Refaeli frolic and writhe atop her bed, recline in a bathtub and not smoke a cigar make you want to run out and buy underwear for your man? Or does it just make your boyfriend horny and beg for a quickie?
Or does it just make you feel self-conscious about your own less-than-perfect body and want to hurl things at your computer screen in protest over the abject frustration of watching Bar Refaeli's perfection slap you in the face?
And yes, we do know this is an ad for men's underwear. But the question to the ladies still stands because the answer men would give is a forgone conclusion.
Clad in thigh high stockings, lacy black lingerie and a form fitting white shirt, Megan Fox seductively peers out at us in a convincingly inviting manner that leads one to believe she'd have no problem at all if we crawled across the bed and slid our fingertips up her exposed thigh while leaning in to...oh wait...sorry....this is an advertising article. Sorry, thought I was filing my Playboy piece for a second there.
Anyway, back to the ad. Yes, this is an ad. For Sharper Image. We're not sure it's going to convince anyone to actually shop Sharper Image. More likely, it's going to cause quite a few guys...and girls...to close their eyes and fantasize what it would be like to lay in that bed with Megan and...oh wait...still an advertising article. Must. Stop. Now.