While it's certainly not the end of rampant objectification of women to move product, recently there's been a spate of male hunk-focused ads and Deutsch is the latest to join the trend with "Josh Button," part of Dr. Pepper's "One of a Kind" campaign.
In the ad, we see male model Josh Button discuss just how hot he is compared to all the other men on the planet. If it's to somehow make up for all those years Mad Men portrayed women as sex objects in advertising, it's really not accomplishing anything. Button, and most men, openly love being ogled. Though being occasionally ogled is quite a bit different than being culturally transformed after hundreds of years of objectification.
Rhett & Link are at it again. After creating that incredibly weird Arlen's auto ad, the team is back with yet another cringe-inducing commercial for Ryan Lee Chiropractor Center. In the add, Lee can be seen manipulating women up close and personal in his office.
Riffing off the term "bareback" which, of course, means going condomless during sex, Marcus Thomas is out with a campaign for the Okamoto Zero Zero Four condom.
Visualizing the fact the condom is just 0.04 MM thick, the agency has placed a translucent saddle on the back of a horse
Turning the refined winemaking industry on it's head -- no, slapping it upside the head and yanking it kicking and screaming from its elitest snobbery -- SLO Down wines is out with a pair of decidedly less-than-elitest wine commercials.
Aiming for the supposedly less elitest 99%, the winemaker shows no shame in associating itself with those who enjoy S&M and threesomes.
And just begging for some of the oddest tweets, the brand has hashtagged the ads #GoesGreatWith insuring all manner of tom foolery to occur.
Awesome. We haven't seen a blatantly sexualized commercial like this in quite some time. Just what we need to get our spirits up today. And speaking of getting things up, it's kind of a forgone conclusion that when three hot Asian chicks pop up out of a rice field in the middle of nowhere and begin to seductively gyrate their hips and fondle their boobs while wearing red hot pants and tight white tops, something's definitely going to come up.
Every year, Swiss lingerie brand Triumph debuts a concept bra. Past efforts have included a tourism-themed bra, the Hanshin Tigers Bra which honored the Japanese baseball team and a bra that claimed to help women quit smoking.
This year the brand has introduced the Abenomics bra which is named after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The bra is a nod to Abe's "three arrow" economic plans which aims to hoist Japan out of its present deflationary state by raising inflation 2% each year.
You've got to love condom commercials. It just gives creatives free reign to pull out every sexual innuendo in the tool box. And there are plenty in this Trojan Pure Ecstacy commercial in which a couple prances around the streets naked while their "parts" are covered by melons, balloons, phallic posts and a gigantic balloon erection.
A series of PSA posters for the Singapore Cancer Society depict women in a Marilyn Monroe-like pose that some have dubbed sexist and voyeuristic while others mistook the poster for a fashion ad. Not great for a just cause that's trying to encourage women get tested regularly for cervical cancer.
In a poll conducted by Strait Times, 25% of respondents found the ad offensive yet 64% found the ad perfectly acceptable.
The imagery is certainly iconic and eye catching which, of course, is half the battle when creating ad campaigns. However, sexualizing ads which carry a serious message is rarely a good thing. Via.
Good God! The horror! What's got out panties in a bunch? Radio Shack, that's who. You know, that electronics brand that's been around for since 1925 and is named after a device no one even owns any more. And has managed to survive despite the massive uprising of big box electronics retailers.
We're shocked! Shocked I tell you! That the neighborhood electronics retailer would stoop to sexually laced hashtags and a bevy of bodacious babes to hock its Dr. Dre Beats Pill speakers.
Hook-up site ArrangementFinders, part of the Ashley Madison empire, has erected a billboard in LA with the headline, "Need a Summer Job? Date a Sugar Daddy." The copy is accompanied by an image of Bree Olsen, porn star and spokesperson for the site.
Hey, if a woman can make some coin of a rich guy and both parties consent, then why not? Via.