Tag Archives: advertising

MSNBC Tweet Draws Fire From The Right

Yesterday MSNBC posted the above tweet, immediately drawing scorn from Twitter’s wingnuts, who then issued the usual “race baiting” nonsense. I guess they forgot the deluge of racism that followed Cheerios’ last commercial, which forced General Mills to suspend YouTube commenting on the clip.  MSNBC has deleted the tweet and issued an apology.

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Budweiser’s Super Bowl Commercial

2.5M views in six hours.

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Coke Pulls Web Promo

Towleroad reports that Coca-Cola has apologized for the social media campaign created by its South African division. When users attempted to add the word “gay” to their image of a Coke can, the response was “Oops, let’s pretend you didn’t just type that.” Here is Coke’s statement: “We are aware that the Share a Coke promotion we are running in ...

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Beware The Doberhuahua

Props to Sarah McLachlan.

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Coke Classy

Coke’s robot agent isn’t very helpful. Via Queer Nation.

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From Queer Nation

Activists are continuing to hijack the social media campaigns of major Sochi Olympics marketing partners. #CheersToSochi is the hashtag.

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Share A Coke With…

In the growing campaign to shame Olympic advertisers, activists are using the website of Coca-Cola South Africa, where you can personalize a Coke can and click to share it on social media. I used the above message and added the McDonald’s hashtag #CheersToSochi.  (Tipped by JMG reader Mark) NOTE: If you try to type the word “gay” you get this ...

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Queer Nation Tweaks Coca-Cola Ad

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Nancy Goldstein Vs McDonald’s

Activists are now in their fourth day of hijacking the #CheersToSochi hashtag on Twitter. (Tipped by JMG reader Str8 Grandmother)

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Tegan & Sara For Oreos

Canadian pop stars and lesbian twin sisters Tegan & Sara have recorded a jingle for Oreos that will debut during Sunday’s Grammy Awards. Tegan & Sara’s commercial will double as a launch spot for Oreo’s new limited-edition flavors, Cookie Dough and Marshmallow Crispy Oreo Cookies, which arrive in stores next month. A one-time only, top-secret hashtag will be featured at ...

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This Is An Ad For Something

AdWeek recaps: GoDaddy, which this fall promised no more sleazy Super Bowl commercials, still shows plenty of skin in its first ad for this year’s game—but it’s mostly male, and it’s absurdly pumped up. The Web-hosting company on Wednesday rolled out one of its two 30-second spots for Super Bowl XLVIII, titled “Bodybuilder.” Unlike most of its Super Bowl work ...

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Carol Channing For Pepsi-Cola

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This Is An Ad For Something

(Tipped by JMG reader Win)

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RNC: Obama Es Un Mentiroso

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This Is An Ad For Something

Four million views in one day. (Tipped by JMG reader Ray)

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Philly’s Phillyosophy: More LGBT Tourism

Visit Philly has launched a new print and television campaign that reaches out to LGBT tourists. From the clip: “We love neighborhoods and gayborhoods.”

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One Million Moms Vs Staples

Just in from One Million Moms: The new Staples ad campaign uses the tagline “What the L!” We all know children repeat what they hear. Everyone knows exactly what the company is implying with the mock swearing, but their commercials make sure there is no doubt of their intentions to push the advertising envelope. Staples printed ad spells out “STAP ...

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Feds Crack Down On Scam Diets

A total of $34M in fines, but the products can stay on the market.  Sensa Products, LLC was also cited for compensating consumers who endorsed Sensa. The consumers received between $1,000 and $5,000 and free trips to Los Angeles for their statements. Sensa Products part-owner and creator Dr. Alan Hirsch, who provided expert opinion, was also said to make statements ...

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This Is An Ad For Something

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Billboard Of The Day

Details.

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