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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?
Note: The featured image on this post is taken from an actual, batshit commercial for Schick razors. Also on HuffPost: Regardless
'This Oppresses Women' Stickers Give Body-Shaming Ads The Edit They So Desperately Need
"Women are sick of being bombarded with advertisements that depict women only as sexual objects," Erin Mahoney of National
How An Underwear Brand Is Trying To Change The Conversation About Periods
It's this stigma that the women behind Dear Kate hope their video can challenge. "It was definitely pink, it wasn't red like
Gillette #UseYourAnd Ad Tells Women To Move Beyond Labels (But Still Shave Their Legs)
"You are warmth and wisdom. And grace and guts. No 'ifs' or 'buts,' just 'ands.'" Yes, labels hurt and limit women. But Gillette
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
Curel ad, 2002 Vogue Japan, 2013 Shoutout to the Gender Ads Project for many of our image inspirations! It's hard to become
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!'
Some viewers found the ad inspiring, but others found it insulting, "garbage" and "bullsh*t." Dove might assume that all
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Dove 'Patches' Ad Tricks Women Into Believing That A Sticker Can Solve Low Self-Esteem
In one sense, the ad is empowering, proving that women do have the ability to change how they feel about themselves simply
Veet Wants To Shame You Into Removing Your Body Hair, Lest You Become A 'Dude'
If Veet is to be believed, there's nothing more terrifying to a straight dude than touching a moderately hairy leg. So, Veet
Woman Superheroes Are No Match For Burgers, According To Carl's Jr.
PSA: Women like burgers too. But from your ads, Carl's Jr., it doesn't seem like you're interested in female clientele. In
11 Sexist Vintage Ads That Would Be Totally Unacceptable Today
To advertisers of the past, we can only say this: We often yearn for a simpler time. You know, back when we didn't all have
Dove 'Real Beauty' Campaign Turns 10: How A Brand Tried To Change The Conversation About Female Beauty
But is Dove's idea of change what we should be focusing on? The Dove team feels strongly that the campaign will be around
'Body Evolution' Parody Takes Photoshopping To Ho-Ho-WHOLE New Level
Happy Holidays from Victors & Spoils on Vimeo. Watch (above) as the buffed and stretched woman morphs into Santa Claus. Check
Photoshop Parody Ads By Anna Hill Show Just How Deceptive Altered Images Can Be
"One thing I noticed when I was doing these that when I suddenly went back to the unedited [image], it looked so wrong and
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
We might have more to say about this if we weren't so busy deciding between heels and flats. The D.C. Metro understands your
Deep Ellum Beer Uses Blowjob Jokes To Sell Blonde Ale
Another day, another unnecessarily sexual advertising slogan. Deep Ellum owner John Reardon responded to the criticism in
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
Breaking News: Women are not cars. They can actually drive cars -- and buy them, too! [H/T AdWeek] I'd like to imagine the
'Camp Gyno' Ad Gets It Oh-So Right, Makes Us Proud To Be Women (VIDEO)
Every woman has a story about her first period. But unless you used yours as an opportunity to become your summer camp's
What Women Eat, According To Advertisers And Actual Ladies
Click over to LA Weekly to see their awesome Venn diagram of "What Advertisers Think Women Eat vs. What Women Really Eat
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