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Offensive Commercials: Holiday Showdown!

OK folks. You know how we feel about this year’s Kay Jewelers ad and the holiday-themed pap smear PSAs, but which holiday ads are making you want to... Read more »

Target Women: Lessons 2009

The year’s almost over, folks. So what lessons has 2009 taught us? Well, here’s what Infomania’s ever-insightful Sarah Haskins learned this year: Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Advertising Double Header!

It's been an exciting week in the world of advertising - so exciting, in fact, that we have two contenders for this week's Douchebag Decree! Judges are standing by to determine which of these heavyweights will win the ultimate title of Douchebag of the Week. Read more »

Bunk Documentaries: Dockers does it again (2 of 2)

The trailer for An Emasculating Truth opens with the following… “There’s always that fear that masculinity is in danger, that it’s being lost, men are becoming feminized in one way or another.” “Men are definitely finding their feminine side.” “Their masculinity’s kind of... Read more »

Kleenex wants YOU to Get Mommed!

This cold and flu season, don’t take vitamins or stay home from work if you’re sick – Get Mommed instead! The new campaign from Kleenex offers the nurturing comfort that only a virtual mother can provide. (And the stereotypes are included... Read more »

Don't Want to Put on My Booty Shoes

Hey, women: is your goal in life to make men stare at you body and gain the resentment of other women in the process? Oh, and do you like the color pink? Good, Reebok has a shoe for you. Read more »

Rock of Dove

For the last several years, Dove has been busily branding itself as a socially conscious company on a mission to improve women's self-esteem. Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty strives " to free ourselves and the next generation from beauty stereotypes." This is supposedly done through thought-... Read more »

New ad campaign equates unprotected sex with eating pistachios. Thanks, Levi Johnston!

You know that feeling you get when you have unprotected sex with the Governor’s daughter, the two of you have a baby, and you become a national punchline? Well, next time you find yourself in that awkward situation, take a cue from teen dad Levi Johnston and turn your regrets into something... Read more »

Sarah Haskins: Fashion Expert on the Rachel Maddow Show

By now maybe you’ve heard of Ralph Lauren model Filippa Hamilton’s contract being terminated because she was “too fat.” (And all this after she was... Read more »

American Girl debuts new marketing strategy....err, doll.

When I saw the Jezebel headline "The Newest American Girl Doll Has A Secret" I couldn't help but click through. It turns out the Gwen Thompson, a "companion" doll to Girl-of-the-Year doll... Read more »

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The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

It's easy to dismiss advertising as an anti-feminist industry. Read more »