Gillette Continues To Prove They’re Woke With ‘My First Shave.’

I still remember the public shock in 1994 when IKEA ran their first ad featuring a gay couple, “Dining Room” directed by Paul Goldman. Created by then CD Greg DiNoto, ACD Kathy Delaney, CW Dallas Itzen and AD Patrick ONeill of Deutsch NY, the breakthrough ad had to be pulled off the air as a result of a bomb threat.

That was 25 years ago and today I saw an ad for Gillette, ‘My First Shave,’ featuring a transgender youth and his real life father. The spot is the latest from Gillette whose Anti-bullying message earlier this year caused many to boycott the brand for being too political. (more…)

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The Controversy (and the Talent) Behind The Beautiful Farmer Commercial for Dodge Ram Trucks From The Super Bowl.

Farmer Commercial for Dodge Ram Trucks

One of the most memorable spots on yesterday’s Super Bowl – and one that has made it on most reviewers “Best Spots of the Super Bowl” lists – is also one which has been stirring up some controversy, at least amongst the ad community. Frankly, anyone outside of the advertising business could not care less, so I won’t be surprised if you’ve stopped reading this already. But back to the subject at hand. (more…)

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