The Super Bowl Spot That Pissed Off Puppy Lovers.

The 2015 GoDaddy Super Bowl puppy ad by creative agency Barton F. Graf 9000 grabbed your attention with an adorable Golden Retriever puppy only to surprise you with a very unexpected ending that made the fur on many a dog-lover stand up. Petitions, articles and You Tube comments were so negative that Go Daddy caved and made the decision yesterday afternoon to pull the spot from the game. This dog-lover was truly surprised at the number of people outraged about this, because it was funny advertising for the internet registrar and web-hosting company. (more…)

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

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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Equinox Defends Their Controversial Ad Campaign Shot By Terry Richardson.

You may or many not have read the glut of recent articles highlighting the controversy over the “skinny” models in the latest ad campaign for Equinox Fitness Clubs shot by photographer Terry Richardson. According to Fashionista, HuffPo and plenty of other blogs, gym goers expressed disappointment in the ‘thin’ physiques displayed in the ads. (more…)

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Advertising Concept For Cartier Combines Luxury With Violence.

In this advertising concept for Cartier, a simple photographic juxtaposition of fine jewelry items by Cartier with a ball and chain (which has the wonderful double entendre given that it’s a wedding band), a hand grenade, and explosives is a twist on the traditional and boring way that most fine jewelry items are presented in advertising and marketing. (more…)

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