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WOMEN AND ADVERTISING
I'm Not Leaking Or Creaking So Nobody's Speaking To Me
Deborah Drezon Carroll
Author, Director Strategic Development, GRAND Magazine
I recently started a new job with a publication geared to grandparents. Did you know the average age of a grandparent is now 48? I was a bit surprised, but not nearly as surprised as I was when I found out how little marketers care about anyone over 48.
CULTURE & ARTS
What Became of Rosebud?
Composer, Essayist, and Stage Director
Despite the fact that three act structures are out of fashion these days, my second act--my current career as a composer and my life as a man and father--clearly represents my mother's third, and final act.
Why Are Women In Razor Ads Always Shaving Hairless Legs?
This soon-to-be-sheared appendage sure looks about as hairless as a baby bird before the model goes at it with the razor
'This Oppresses Women' Stickers Give Body-Shaming Ads The Edit They So Desperately Need
Some NYC residents have noticed "This Oppresses Women" stickers placed on top of various ads for "beach bodies," "buttock
How An Underwear Brand Is Trying To Change The Conversation About Periods
Cheers to that. It's this stigma that the women behind Dear Kate hope their video can challenge. H/T BuzzFeed "It was definitely
Gillette #UseYourAnd Ad Tells Women To Move Beyond Labels (But Still Shave Their Legs)
"One dimensional labels limit your potential," reads the text at the end of the minute and a half video. "Venus invites women
Observations of a Freelancer
Associate creative director, animal lover, reader, runner and ...
For almost a full year, I was in an amazing relationship -- with my career. We had tremendous respect for each other, the perfect amount of give and take. The near perfect year of my advertising career was the year I worked as a freelancer.
14 Times Women Were Sexed Up For Absolutely No Logical Reason
2. Or a bottle of beer. Miller Coors ad seen in Esquire, 2006 14. When she's actually a barnyard animal. Ms. Pac-Man has
7 Ways The Beauty Industry Convinced Women That They Weren't Good Enough
Are your biggest "flaws" really just some of the beauty industry's greatest marketing successes?
Dove Parody Spoofs 'Patches' Campaign: 'You're Not Actually A Hideous Monster!'
Comedy network Above Average ran with the criticism of Dove's pseudo-science to make their parody video, in which a "scientist
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Dove 'Patches' Ad Tricks Women Into Believing That A Sticker Can Solve Low Self-Esteem
At the end of the video, Kearney-Cooke revealed to each woman that the patch was just a placebo -- and that any change in
Veet Wants To Shame You Into Removing Your Body Hair, Lest You Become A 'Dude'
On the Veet Facebook page, the U.S. marketing team has posted a statement responding to the widespread criticism of this
Woman Superheroes Are No Match For Burgers, According To Carl's Jr.
As Lauren Davidson at PolicyMic put it, the message translates to something like: "Hey, women who like burgers: What's wrong
11 Sexist Vintage Ads That Would Be Totally Unacceptable Today
And rely on their looks entirely. We often yearn for a simpler time. You know, back when we didn't all have a smartphone
Dove 'Real Beauty' Campaign Turns 10: How A Brand Tried To Change The Conversation About Female Beauty
"The conversation is as relevant and fresh today as it was 10 years ago," MacLeod said. "I believe we'll be doing [this campaign
'Body Evolution' Parody Takes Photoshopping To Ho-Ho-WHOLE New Level
When the "Body Evolution" video resurfaced to show how computer sleight-of-hand could sculpt a model for fashion mags and
Photoshop Parody Ads By Anna Hill Show Just How Deceptive Altered Images Can Be
Even though Photoshop fails are ubiquitous, many of us still don't realize quite how much our ads and magazine spreads are
Pantene's 'Labels Against Women' Commercial Hits Scarily Close To Home
"Don't let labels hold you back." That's the takeaway message from a new Pantene Philippines commercial, which first aired
D.C. Metro Ad Thinks Ladies Just Want To Talk About Shoes
Don't you just hate it when you try to chat with a friend about the transit system, but all her lady-brain can focus on is
Deep Ellum Beer Uses Blowjob Jokes To Sell Blonde Ale
Dallas-based Deep Ellum Brewing Company's Blonde Ale features a creepy doll and the slogan "goes down easy" on the can -- a
Brinks Ad Reminds Us That Gender Roles Are Alive And Well
Ladies take care of laundry and groceries, while men travel the world, bringing home the bacon. At least that's the message
18 Things That Make Ad Agencies Cringe
Overworked marketing guy /Noodle & fried chicken enthusiast.
In the world of advertising, there are two sides -- you are either the agency or you are the client. I've spent my fair share of time on both sides of the fence and have been in the industry long enough to know the relationship dynamic between both sides.
Comedian Lauren Reeves Exposes The Real Problem With Car Ads
[H/T AdWeek] She hilariously imagines how the creative meeting about Fiat's recent commercial -- where women's bodies were
'Camp Gyno' Ad Gets It Oh-So Right, Makes Us Proud To Be Women (VIDEO)
In the ad, a lonely camper receives her "red badge of courage," and leverages the opportunity to become the designated camp
What Women Eat, According To Advertisers And Actual Ladies
The folks over at LA Weekly decided to conduct an informal study to see just how accurate advertisers were about what women
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