Nine West has a sense of humour. I approve. They are showing it on their new campaign which highlights womanly occasions that whether we like to admit it or not are generally parts of our lives… and with any good advertising campaign they have come under fire, this time is from various vocal feminist organisations. I think that sometimes feminist groups need to sometimes get a small sense of humour and take a chill pill.
The Starter Husband Hunting is actually my favourite but has received the most critique because people perceive this to be saying “Starter Husband“, in other words your first marriage before a divorce when one of you moves onto someone else. I understand that the sacrament of marriage is sacred, I get it, you should not marry someone at all if you have any doubt that you will not love them when they are old and wrinkly but, can you please listen to yourself for one minute? It’s a poke from a company that wants you to laugh about it because whether you like it or not, these things unfortunately do happen in life. A mere advert is not going to promote any woman more so than they are already inclined to do to find a husband, starter or not. Calm yourselves please….
The other category is First Day of Kindergarten, the most offensive thing about this to me is the word ‘”kindergarten“, its preschool people. This is hilarious to me because I know of many mothers, my own included, that this applies to. She was always happy when school was back from holidays because she could finally breathe. I get it, even though I don’t have kids, I really understand. There is no need to make assumptions that Nine West is assuming that because you wear Nine West shoes you are a trophy wife who sits at home all week while your kid is in school with your feet on the couch drinking French champagne.
I really do love this campaign, I don’t think Nine West needs to take this further at all. They have received a request to do Job Interview to show that a woman’s place is more crucial than just finding a husband and sending her kids off to school. If I, as a woman can laugh and relate to the advert, then I believe no on should find it offensive. On top of it, I love Nine West. Feminists can calm down. I am all for a good giggle, when this is simply aimed at poking at what we as consumers do and think.
Well played Nine West. Even though its not Woman’s Day in the US, I think that this campaign is very apt for Woman’s Month in South Africa.
You can view the campaign on Nine West’s website here.
The world has used half dressed women to market totally unrelated products, to your normal half dressed women for ages generally to young men who are more interested in the girl in the picture than the product they are standing with and well, it works because sex sells, and this coffin firm is no different.
2014 calender aims to express ‘perfect harmony between Lindner coffins and natural wood, blue sea, red flowers, green fields and beauty of the female body’
Yes, you read correctly. Coffin firm, Lindner, makes over 11,000 caskets a month and are the largest producer of coffins in Poland has released a 2014 calender featuring half dressed women showing their ASSets and posing alongside caskets.
Last year, the Catholic church in Poland condemned Lindner’s calender saying human death should be respected and not mixed with sex but that hasn’t deterred Lindner from producing their 2014 calender which is the fifth installment in their provocative adverts. The church was so bold to say that the calenders were ‘inappropriate’ but Zbigniew Lindner, the firms owner, defends them.
“My son had the idea of creating the company’s calender so that we could show something half-serious, colourful, beautiful; the beauty of Polish girls and the beauty of our coffins, so much work goes into our coffins that are only seen for a few moments at the funeral. We wanted to show that a coffin shouldn’t be a sacred object – it’s furniture, it’s the last bed you’ll ever sleep in. It isn’t a religious symbol. Its a product. Why are people so afraid of coffins and not of business suits, cosmetics or jewellery?”
Here are some of their previous Miss Months for the past 4 years…
Most of you know by now I am a huge fan of controversial advertising. The more controversial the better. This is NSFW, NOT SAFE FOR WORK, unless if you work in an office like me where a filthy mind and questionable browsing history is more mandatory than it is frowned upon, then I rest my case. Kick back and watch the 1 minute advert.
Pamela Anderson has appeared in a UK TV advert dancing in a bikini, covered in what looks to be like champagne froth. In the ad for the web hosting service CrazyDomains.com.au, Pamela along with two other equally talented women are depicted in a boardroom filled with men, one of whom is fantasizing about the two dancing in bikinis as they’re splashed with a frothy liquid.
The advert which features an icky ejaculation pun at the end!!! – was initially approved to air after 9pm but has received numerous complaints. It has since been banned by the advertising Standards Authority for being “sexist” and “degrading towards women.”
Now, that is a little bit of an over reaction in my eyes, there are things that are a lot worse allowed to be aired on TV, but all in all it may just work in the companies favour to actually get spoken about more, like on this blog for example. I think its clever. Well done advertising team at Crazy Domains!
what are your thoughts?
Is it just me or are fast food chains combining meat and models into their adverts to prevent the men from going to the bathroom in advert breaks? The money that these models must get paid for these adverts must be astronomical, as they are almost downing more calories in one mouthful on screen than they usually do in a whole year. Okay, maybe that is an exaggeration, but… you get what I mean?
Heidi Klum’s latest job for US chain Carl’s Jr shows Miss Klum proividing the hot sauce in the advert.
she “plays” a burger eating seductress in a recreation of the famous Mrs Robinson scene from classic movie The Graduate.
In a preview of the promo Heidi Klum explained:
“I am playing Mrs Robinson and I am seducing the cute little boy with the burger. Food and sauce is on my mouth and I’m licking my lips. It’s a very sensual, sexy scene.”
Kate Upton and Paris Hilton have also met the marketing men’s approval. They both got hot and steamy witha burger in hand for a pretty penny.
And the super-trim models aren’t just getting excited about the burgers… Pamela Anderson and Jessica Simpson have all been the faces of Pizza Hut and they never opted for the salads. Luscious Latino star, Selma Hayek, appeared in a Burger King advert too and Dunkin Donuts used Naomi Campbell to boost their profits.
What are your thoughts?
SELL OUTS…. Clearly in a world where the focus is slowly becoming on being healthy, a fast food chain is not the correct way to go about your business, especially if your livelyhood and career has been your body….
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