Tag Archives: advertising

Burger Logo Riles Humor-Free Queers

Gay students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor are upset with the logo of a local burger joint. The Stonewall Democrats, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender caucus of the University’s College Democrats chapter, has taken offense with the restaurant’s logo and recently began circulating a petition to sway the owners to change the logo. LSA senior Kolby ...

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Christvertising

“Christvertising takes a whole new approach to marketing your brand. We skip the strategic deliverables. We pass on the matrixes, the payoffs and the metrics. We ignore any viral functionality. We focus on the ultimate end-user; God. If God loves your brand, it will become stronger and more successful.” Real and scary or a very, very good joke? (Via – ...

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Second-hand Stroke

Worst advertising ever? Or just shrewdly shocky? In any case, this ad from ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) is causing conniptions around teh intrawebs. Some comments on Wonkette: -“So if I enter Flavor Country, the terrorists win?”-“wait. i thought we were smoking over there so we don’t have to smoke over here.”-“I see Dick Cheney’s face in the smoke.”-“Does ...

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Soap Fans Want Their Gays To Kiss

A letter writing protest campaign is underway by viewers of As The World Turns who are angry that the young gay couple on the show have not shared a kiss since their groundbreaking lip-lock on the show over six months ago. Fans of the fictional romance between Luke Snyder and Noah Mayer are baffled about why the two characters haven’t ...

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Barack Places Ads In LGBT Press

Barack Obama’s campaign has bought full-page ads in four Ohio and Texas LGBT newspapers in an attempt to erode Hillary Clinton’s long-standing gay support. According to Eric Stern, a member of the Obama LGBT steering committee, the campaign has just completed an ad buy with queer newspapers in the four largest LGBT markets of those two states — Columbus, Cleveland, ...

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The Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries!

You can stop licking your copy of Unzipped and proceed directly to People. Madison Avenue thinks a tasty approach will give new life to Welch’s grape juice. Welch’s is taking out full-page print ads in People magazine this month that give readers a chance to sample its grape juice by licking the ad. The front of the advertisement shows a ...

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Bottom Heavy

Of course I had to click on a story titled “Ivory Coast’s Big Bottom Craze.” Turns out, it’s a dance craze inspired by a hit song called Bobaraba, which means “big bottom” in English. Despite my disappointment, I mention it here anyway because of the of ancillary business spawned by the dance: In the sprawling Adjame market just north of ...

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AFA: Don’t Say ‘OHMIGOD!’
(ohmigodjoemigodohmigod)

Jeremy at Good As You tipped me that the American Family Association is pissed at TVLand for the title of their new feature, the OHMIGOD! That’s So 80’s Weekend. I’m guessing they’d also have an issue with the title of this here website thingy. Maybe the content too. A little.

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Twisted Knickers

Time Square’s famous Naked Cowboy, the guitar-playing singer that performs for tourists in his tighty-whities, is suing M&M Mars for $6M for depicting him on their store’s Jumbotron as an M&M character. “All I’ve got is my underwear. It’s the most brilliant thing that’s ever been created from a marketing perspective. You can’t stop it,” said Burck, 37, who said ...

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UK Gays To Country: Get Over It

Stonewall, the UK gay rights group , will post 600 billboards around the country over the next two weeks with their “Some people are gay, get over it!” message. The ad campaign was originally designed for and rolled out to secondary schools and was created with the help of students and teachers. After the posters were well-received in the schools, ...

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Rugby Drinking Party

Like Jimbo, I don’t think this is very effective advertising. What was the product again?

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Virginia Is For (Twink) Lovers

Responding to “citizen complaints” about this in-store poster, Virginia Beach police charged the manager of the local Abercrombie & Fitch outlet with displaying “obscene materials in a business that is open to juveniles.” Police say they only acted after store management refused to heed previous warnings. The cops took the poster away to use it as, uh, evidence. Yeah, that’s ...

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Pepsi Presents Central Park

OK, so it’s not that bad. But still. City officials revealed yesterday that they want to sell naming rights to popular Parks Department attractions to major corporations. Officials have not said which particular locations are ready to be sold yet, but almost any major attraction in the city’s parks and recreation system could be up for grabs. That group includes ...

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Oochee Mama

Saw this commercial during the NFL playoffs last night. Seems a little queer, eh?

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Don’t Give Up On Vista

I was at first puzzled by the above ad headline over on the New York Times, but it’s actually part of the Apple ad in the right column. Cute. Sound required.

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Two Underwear Posts In One Day!

While I don’t share Andy Towle’s enthusiasm for male models and pretty boys, I can’t resist sharing this bizarre ad he posted for C-IN2 underwear. At least, I think they’re selling underwear here. This could be a trailer for a Michael Lucas “movie”.

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Please Don’t Squeeze The Coffin

Dick Wilson, AKA Mr. Whipple, dead at 91. Remember he also played the drunk guy on Bewitched who was always seeing Samantha’s magic?

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Taking The Piss

An interesting ad campaign to promote British tourism has appeared on Belgian street corners. The above cubes are positioned so that approaching pedestrians see the pissing punk first, then the delicate teacup into which he is so accurately aiming. The ad agency who created this ad for the Eurostar train says they’ve received no complaints because the images hit on ...

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Attack Of The Earworm

Ack. I cannot get this very annoying Optimum Online reggaeton jingle out of my head. For days now. Earworm! Earworm! Make it stop. 8-7-7 3-9-3 4-4-4-eeeeeeeeight.

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Xtian Right Begin Miller Boycott

From the Catholic League: Catholic League president Bill Donohue announced a national boycott of Miller Beer on this morning’s “Fox and Friends.” He explains why today: “Never have we experienced greater corporate arrogance than in this dispute with the Miller Brewing Company. Miller is sponsoring an incredibly outrageous and palpably anti-Christian event in San Francisco: the Folsom Street Fair (see ...

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