Tag Archives: advertising

Manhattan Mini Storage:
Still Made Of Teh Awesome

I’ve blogged several times about Manhattan Mini Storage’s provocative ad campaigns, which tend to support progressive causes ranging from pro-choice to anti-Bush. Now, in an in-yer-face dig at conservative groups (such as the Catholic League who want Gothamites to boycott the company), they have unveiled a new “Save More Than Your Stuff” program in which they donate $25 (in the …

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Damage Control

Interpublic Group (IPG), the parent company of global ad agency McCann-Erickson, has issued their own apology for the Hanes ads, saying the work was done without their approval is order to compete in India for a local advertising award. The apology appears on a single-post blog created by IPG titled Apology 4 Fake Hanes Ads. Fake local print ads were …

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Hanes Apologizes

After a complaint from GLAAD, Hanes has apologized for the “Lipstick” campaign, which came to national attention last week after a JMG reader tipped us when he found the images on a website dedicated to overseas advertising. The ad was created by a Bombay-based division of McCann Erickson. Via GLAAD: According to a press release from Hanes dated April 15, …

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Underwear Day

I spend an fair amount of my job dealing with ad and PR agencies, attending dreary riveting meetings in over-austere offices. And while underwear models are more Towleroad or Queerty territory than JMG, since I spent an hour at the launch party for 2(x)ist’s new Liquid Cotton line today, I hope you won’t object to a little beefcake on the …

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Vodka Flap Gets Stupider And Stupider

On the Boycott Absolut site they are linking to the Americans For Legal Immigration who say: History was made today when American made SKYY Vodka sent out a press release proudly supporting the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and criticizing Absolut for their offensive advertising in Mexico. “This is the first time we have ever seen an American brand stand up, …

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Hanes’ “Lipstick” Campaign

JMG reader Chris found this Hanes creative on Ads of The World. The tagline: “Because the world gives you enough labels.” The name of the campaign: “Lipstick”. The ad was created by the Bombay division of McCann Erickson. Strangely compelling image. Is that a dildo? Anybody seen this in American press? I can’t imagine even the gay press allowing the …

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Morning View – Annie

I found this Star Wars ad on a phone booth in Chelsea. I suppose some could view it as anti-gay in the “getting called a girl’s name will make you a killer” sort of way, but I have to wonder if the ad wasn’t deliberately placed in the gayborhood as an in-joke amongst queers. I suspect the latter.

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Out & Advocate Sold To Here Networks

PlanetOut has announced the sale of Out and Advocate magazines to New York-based gay cable channel Here Networks for $6M cash, payable in monthly installments beginning this month. PlanetOut will retain Gay.com and PlanetOut.com, a mere fraction of its formerly sprawling holdings which included adult magazine publisher Spec Pubs and gay cruise company RSVP. Last month PlanetOut put Expedia in …

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Morning View – Subway Ad

I don’t know how my brain is trained these days, but after I got about 20 feet past this ad in the 68th Street station, I had to turn around and go back because I thought it was for gay porn. Maybe because I’d been on Eighth Avenue in Chelsea last night.

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Another Absolut Campaign Wounds Wingnuts

Absolut is already back in hot water with the wingnuts, thanks to this new campaign which winks at cock size. Here’s what the Absolut rep says about this new “Ruler” campaign: “As a long-time supporter of the gay and lesbian community, we acknowledge that you can’t simply speak to gay men and lesbians as consumers, but instead need to make …

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Absolut Bigotry

Our nation of wingnuts is severely pantie-twisted over the latest ad from vodka giant Absolut, which is now running in the Mexican press. The ad shows a map of the United States before Mexico “ceded” most of the western half of the country to us at the end of the Mexican-American war in 1848. The ad was created by a …

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Orlando: Nipple Free Zone

Orlando city officials asked the WWE to make sure their billboards weren’t “too provocative” and the company that makes the signs responded by airbrushing the nipples off the men. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer mistakenly told reporters that showing men’s nipples was against the law, which it isn’t. The same artwork appears on city buses with nipples included.

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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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