Tagged: commercial

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video: 7-Eleven LARP

There’s a bit of a paradox in The Swanktuary. We love Mad Men but don’t really watch that many ads, unless it’s by accident. The time we see the most commercials is when watching a new show live–which is very...

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video: …what’s this ad for?

You’ve got to wonder if someone pitched this ad just to see if they could get away with it. Or this was the ad they wanted the client to turn down to make their other ad look better and it backfired–you designers know what I’m talking about.

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trends: shirtless pitch men?

Old Spice didn’t start the idea that skin helps sell a product, but they certainly left a great impression in our minds with their tv and on-the-fly internet spots featuring Isaiah Mustafa. The ads generated much acclaim, countless spoofs and...

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definitions: WIN and FAIL, Pt. II

TGIF everyone! It’s time again for another little episode in the series I like to call definitions. Like the last one, this one deals with win and fail. First off, a lovely example of FAIL. While I was going to...

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culture: “Man up!”

I take issue with the phrase in general, but is it an indicator of another cultural shift in the way we’re viewing men and gender roles?