LoveYourVagina.com Sells This Feminine Device Without Pussyfooting the Issue
How are you feeling about your vagina these days? We ask not without reason. LoveYourVagina.com is the website of a British product called Mooncup, which is a silicone receptacle designed to replace tampons and sanitary pad. These folks don't want you to be vaginally satisfied. They want amor.
In New Spot for TV With Extra Color, McGarryBowen Comes Close to Admitting Paradox of Advertising a TV on a TV
The new Quattron commercial from Sharp not only makes little attempt to demonstrate the product difference, it comes within a whisker of self-consciously pointing up the absurdity of attempting to demonstrate the product difference.
Nationwide Executives Persuade the World's Greatest Spokesperson in the World to Return
Advertising is permitted to mate a donkey with a horse and sell the client a mule. The "World's Greatest Spokesperson in the World" is a nice enough mule. It's not mule-tastic. It's not "mule die laughing." But it is an amusing, benefit-laden, altogether satisfactory mule.
The Big Game's Best and Worst Ads ... and the Mostly Meh in Between
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Advertising Age's ad critic, Bob Garfield, found this year's Super Bowl spots to be a whole lot of meh. Garfield gives us his take on Anheuser-Busch's lack of laughs in its lineup, takes Doritos -- and its consumers -- to task for its user-generated spots and heaps praise on his three favorite spots.
Despite the Presence of Alan Cox and a Near-Universal Conundrum, These Offbeat Ads Fall Flat
New Target ads featuring Alan Cox are a sterling example of how colorful, witty, unusual, cheeky, intelligent advertising featuring a talented actor can be terrible at selling stuff to the people with the money.
We Love Christopher Guest, but the Upper West Side Isn't Exactly a Cross-Section of America
Having seen much of the ad and PSA campaign for the 2010 U.S. Census, the AdReview team has so many disconnected misgivings that the best we can do is blurt them out ad hoc, like someone coming out of anesthesia, or talk radio.
Garfield Hands Out the 2009 Honors for Actors and Actresses in Commercials
Regrettably, in another down year for advertising creative worldwide, 2009 didn't yield exactly a bumper crop of nominees, but those actors and actresses who have been recognized for their performances are worthy, every single one.
A Lesson in How Advertising Is About the Entire Audience
In an editorial elsewhere in the issue this week, Ad Age rolls its eyes at Method's decision to pull its online-video ad "Shiny Suds" -- or at least the culture of grievance that spawned it. AdReview respectfully disagrees