Monday, March 31, 2014

The Best Ads of 2014 You Haven't Seen, Part 1.


11 commercials, plus the above brilliant print campaign for a Swiss vegetarian restaurant. Story on VICE.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Two new fast food burgers are not to be eaten by women, according to their ads.

One commercial, via Carl's Jr., features a fake Mystique morphing into a beefy man before she bites a big-ass bacon burger. The other, by KFC Australia, fake-apologizes to "girls" for freaking them out. copyranter on Jezebel, LINK.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

For the New York Observer—my weekly local NYC Bad Ad Report.

This week: Snickers isn't half as clever as they think they are; the newest sexy Times Square bed bugs ad; and there's a new ad buster in town—the Clownifier. LINK.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Think You Can Write Better Ads Than Convicted Felons?

Two young San Francisco copywriters used the Federal prison system's pen pal program to concept together with inmates on some ads. Some of them are not bad. Take a look—on VICE.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ad agencies STILL have no idea how to talk to women.


I rounded up six recent ads—4 spots and 2 print executions—directed at or featuring women. It's a tough call which one is the most woman-hating. Story on Vice.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

This Week's Local NYC Bad Ads Report.

I'm starting a new weekly column for the New York Observer. In it, I will be photographing and reviewing local bad ads, from above and below ground. Link.

Monday, March 03, 2014

American Car Ads are a Fucking Embarrassment.


If you watched the Oscars last night, you probably saw the above "American Exceptionalism" Cadillac commercial. It is, politics aside, one of the worst car commercials ever produced.  But it's just the latest in a shitty string of awful American car ads.
Read on VICE.

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