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beer

Brewery's BDSM-Inspired Label Prompts Bizarre Response From Russian Government

A Russian federal service issued a social media poll after a complaint that Kopytov Brewery's ball gag label was offensive.
Bettina Makalintal
3.22.19
ADVERTISING

Coconut Drink Maker Ridiculed for Ads Claiming It Increases Breast Size

Coconut Palm has since taken back claims like "Drinking more coconut milk every day can make [your] breasts fuller."
Jelisa Castrodale
2.19.19
Internet

Brand Twitter Is Absurd, and It Will Only Get Worse

SunnyD tweets about depression. Steak-umm is lonely. Wendy's is sassy. Do we actually want our brands to be that "human"?
Alex Norcia
2.13.19
Cannabis

Dan Bilzerian's Weed Company Is Keeping Sexist Cannabis Ads Alive

Women in the industry aren't happy about the overly sexualized billboards from Ignite, which they say don't reflect where cannabis culture is heading.
Hayley Fox
2.8.19
Candy

Michael C. Hall Played a Bodega Cat in the Skittles Broadway Musical

'Skittles Commercial' was a self-aware parody at nearly every turn, frequently coming right out and asking the very questions it provoked.
Naveen Kumar
2.4.19
Food

Canned Water Company 'Liquid Death' Wants to Make Drinking Water More Metal

A 12-pack of tallboys of your basic H2O meant for "punk rockers and skateboarders" sells for $19.99.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.28.19
ADVERTISING

Ramen Company Pulls Ad Featuring Naomi Osaka with Pale Skin

Backlash over the tennis star's skin tone prompted Nissin to cancel the anime ad campaign.
Bettina Makalintal
1.24.19
MTA

MTA Quietly Bans Sex Toys from Advertising on NYC Subway

After working with sex toy company Dame for months on potential ads, the MTA has rejected the brand's campaign entirely, based on a new policy that bans sex toy advertisements on the subway.
Leila Ettachfini
1.10.19
cybercrime

Hacker Banner Ads Are Totally Wild

While the advertising industry generally moved away from banner adverts, they’re still very much alive, well, and kicking on cybercrime forums.
Joseph Cox
12.14.18
abortion

Facebook Almost Got Sued for Taking Down 'Deceptive' Anti-Abortion Page

The "Undecided on the 8th" page claimed to provide unbiased information about the Irish abortion referendum.
Sirin Kale
12.7.18
Archiving

This 20-Year-Old Is Archiving Thousands of Flash Banner Ads From the Early 2000s

He's saved 4 gigabytes of ads so you can relive the old days of online casino and Lower My Bills ads.
Caroline Haskins
10.8.18
Avocado

Costa Coffee Pulls Avocado-Insulting Ad Due to Complaints

Do we not all agree that the avocado-ripening process is very frustrating??
Jelisa Castrodale
10.4.18
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