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Just Don't "Duets"

Just Don’t “Duets”

Not stealth marketing - just stinks

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BADvertising: Consumerist Has the Winning Losers!

BADvertising: Consumerist Has the Winning Losers!

The Consumerist takes you from bad to worst

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Puppy Politics

Puppy Politics

Staying close to home this weekend, the hardworking staff couldn’t help but come across this campaign ad for Massachusetts State Treasurer candidate Steve Grossman (Dem).  Background context: Grossman’s opponent, Karen Polito, has run a campaign stressing the need for a “fiscal watchdog” in the Massachusetts Statehouse. Roll it! … Um, who wouldn’t want to vote...

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An Exercise in the Bizarre

An Exercise in the Bizarre

Have you seen the recent Adidas commercial for Derrick Rose shoes starring Ken Jeong? I don’t want to impugn the wonderful Ken in any way, but . . . . . . could this ad really ever sell shoes?

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Calvin Klein Billboard "Suggestive of Rape" Gets Axed

Calvin Klein Billboard “Suggestive of Rape” Gets Axed

The Australian Herald Sun reported this Tuesday that a Calvin Klein billboard ad (shown below) would be pulled by the Advertising Standards Bureau, due to protests by sexual assault workers and women’s advocacy groups that the ad was “highly sexualised and clearly suggestive of sexual behaviour.”  Reportedly, “the Board considered that whilst the act depicted...

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