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The Chemical Brothers Told Us 20 Years Ago That This Pepsi Ad Wouldn't Work

Their are some undeniable similarities between the new Kendall Jenner-starring ad and the 1999 music video for the UK duo's song "Out Of Control."
Alexander Iadarola
4.6.17
Stuff

Canadian PSAs Aimed at 90s Kids Are Fucking Weird

Remembering the bizarre ads designed to teach children not to take drugs – or believe everything they saw on TV.
Jake Kivanc
3.25.16
The Crown and Spectre Issue

Why Sexy Ads Don't Work

Ads featuring girls in bikinis aren't as effective as you'd think.
Emerson Rosenthal
11.2.15
Film

Why Is It Always Raining in 'Se7en?'

Raccord Collective's ongoing film essay project explores everything you wanted to know about David Fincher (but were too afraid to ask).
Beckett Mufson
4.16.15
Stuff

We Talked to the Guy Behind 'Every 90s TV Commercial Ever'

According to creator Dez Dolly, the viral video started out as branded content before it "scared the living shit" out of the sponsor.
Mike Pearl
2.5.15
Stuff

Is It Legal for an Advert to Imply a Pair of Stockings Will Give You an Orgasm?

A New York woman is suing a clothing company for implying its pantyhose can make women feel, like, REALLY good. Does she have a case?
Allie Conti
1.22.15
Stuff

A Conversation with a Pee-Shyness Advocate

We chatted with the CEO of the International Paruresis Association about an advert that made a joke about pee-shyness.
Mike Pearl
11.6.14
Film

David Lynch's CGI Nail Polish Ad Is Unsurprisingly Surreal

In 50 seconds, Lynch brings viewers through outer space and a sea of kaleidoscopic makeup.
Zach Sokol
7.29.14
Stuff

Who Is the Biggest Advertising Asshole of the Month?

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.
Mark Copyranter Duffy
1.15.14
Stuff

Christmas Ads for People Who Hate Christmas Ads

God damn this season.
Mark Copyranter Duffy
12.10.13
Stuff

This Is the Worst Advertising Campaign Ever

I saw Andrex's "Scrunch or Fold?" ad and I can't stop thinking about arseholes.
Alex Miller
2.6.13