Category Archives: Rants about Ads

Me4She

On Saturday, Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson delivered a speech at the United Nations headquarters, to mark the launch of the HeForShe gender equality campaign, which aims to mobilise men against gender inequalities. A full transcript of her address can be … Continue reading

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July 14th

A week or so ago business-guru Marie Forleo sent out an e-mail informing her subscribers that today would be designated “Malala Day”, and dedicated to celebrating the strength of Malala Yousafzai, as well as supporting her continuing efforts to “bring … Continue reading

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Spex Appeal II: The Amy Shaming

To celebrate Star Wars Day* last week, a “geeky” online clothing retailer named Black Milk chose to post this inflammatory image (left) on their Facebook page, for all to enjoy. When a few followers, who also claimed to be long-time … Continue reading

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Tee hee?

Apparently indie darling Zooey “Zoey” Deschanel has launched a new lifestyle website, along with her Los Angelean gal-pals, Sophia Rossi (former producer of The Hills) and Molly McAleer (self-described “Internet Sensation”!). The site, HelloGiggles.com, is pitched as “the ultimate entertainment destination … Continue reading

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Tap That (Water)

After following a curious banner ad at The AV Club, I discovered that super-cute non-goth Selena Gomez has filmed an adorable little commercial about the magical (and possibly hallucinogenic) powers of her kitchen plumbing, on behalf of UNICEF’s CelebrityTap campaign. … Continue reading

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Junicorn

Either someone spiked my spinach curry with LSD today, or I’ve just seen a puppety unicorn serenading Sarah Silverman with a power ballad! Lucky I had the presence of mind to take a picture, to prove to myself (and you) … Continue reading

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Product Misplacement

I don’t normally take much interest in commercial breaks, preferring to hit the “mute” button and flick through a magazine until people stop trying to sell me things I don’t need… but I recently became enamoured of one particular advert, … Continue reading

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