All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Ad’

First Wii U Commercial Is Trying To Make Me Regret Pre-Ordering It

I am dangerously susceptible to hype. The Wii U is the latest hype machine that got a pre-order out of me before I could rationally think about it. NIntendo hasn’t done anything yet to make me regret my choice, but the first ad for the console is definitely trying. The first ad for the Wii U to hit the UK …

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Popchips Ad Pulled For ‘Racist’ Content

This ad from the Popchips website and Facebook page has been pulled after an outcry about its “racist” content. Among the offended was tech entrepreneur Anil Dash, who called it “a hackneyed, unfunny advertisement featuring Kutcher in brownface talking about his romantic options, with the entire punchline being that he’s doing it in a fake-Indian outfit and voice. That’s it, …

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Mary J. Blige Burger King Commercial Pulled

Burger King recently unveiled their new menu–which is a lot like the one McDonald’s has had for a while now–in an attempt to up their sales after being outshined by rivals McD’s and Wendy’s. Part of the upgrade is what the company calls “healthier food choices” and they’ve hired a slew of famous faces to sell them…including Mary J. Blige, …

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Huggies Ad Backlash Sweeps Web As Angry Dads Protest

A recent Huggies ad campaign has many fathers angry at what they say is a depiction of dads as “bumbling idiots” rather than active parents. The ad, which urges consumers to “Put dad to the test”, shows a group of dads who are so preoccupied with watching sports that they forget to change their babies’ diapers. The intended message, according …

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Google Helps Give New Life To Iconic Coke Ad

I just saw the most amazing story about advertising and want to share it with all of you. In celebration of digital advertising turning 18, Google is championing a project that asks a very interesting thought-provoking question about classic advertising and answers it with an enlightening and charming series. The project is called, “Project Re: Brief” and asks how the …

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504 Percent Growth For Android Ad Impressions

Millennial Media, the largest independent ad network is releasing a yearly report on performance of smartphone operating systems on its network in 2011. According to the report, Android continued its growth as a platform with ad impressions growing 504 percent year-over-year on Millennial’s network. To give you some background, last year, Android had a 47% share of device OS impressions …

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Banned Condom Super Bowl Ad, Liam Neeson’s Scotch, & Snow Scooters

A viral video is one that becomes popular through the process of Internet sharing, via social media, sharing sites, or good ‘ole email. Everyday we highlight some of the best that are currently viral and some that are trending that way. Today’s videos feature an amazing Who Wants To Be A Millionaire story teller, Michael Winslow doing video games, Unicorns …

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Mark Cuban Goes To The Dogs In Super Bowl Ad

Mark Cuban, famed businessman and Dallas Mavericks owner, showed up at the Super Bowl in the best way possible – a Skechers ad. The ad features a greyhound race with a bulldog wearing Skechers’ new shoes that allow it to beat the speedy dogs. While Cuban only shows up at the end, he fits right in as the dog’s owner. …

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