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Posts tagged Misogyny.

Belvedere Ad Jokes About Date Rape

Not funny (or clever).

From the BlogLESS department of ugh.

Belvedere Date Rape Ad

Of course, Belvedere is now sorry that you were offended.

Belvedere Date Rape Ad Apology

What a mess. (Via.)

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PaulMar 30, 2012
 

Evony

A chronological series of ads for an online game highlights the cheap advertising appeal of the misogyny strategy, and a blog post about it highlights its Achilles' Heel.

Coding Horror posted what just so happened to be an interesting follow-up to my post from last Monday later last week. Their post, How Not to Advertise on the Internet, is about the in-browser Civilization-style game Evony.

Jeff collected a series of advertisements for the game, and displayed them in chronological order. I've collected them from him and done the same below.

He's insistent that "these are real ads that were served on the internet. This is not a parody." Take a look:

Advertisements for Evony, in chronological order
Ads for Evony, in chronological order.

These ads are a perfect example of someone succombing to Seth's shortcut to cash when times are tough, and Jeff's blog post is itself yet another case substantiating DLB's first axiom: Be good, because when you're not, the Internet will call you on it.

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PaulJul 13, 2009
 

A Brief Survey of Recent Advertising Misogyny

You don't have to look far to turn up a shocking amount of truly disturbing misogyny in advertising.

A friend of ours recently sent us an email noting that of all the posts we've written about design and advertising ethics, we haven't ever touched on an important and prevalent unethical advertising phenomenon -- the degrading use of women in advertising.

A cursory glance at the landscape revealed everything from campaigns that feature women who appear to be dead to those that use gross sexual imagery to sell totally non-sexy products.

Misogynist Duncan Quinn advertisement
Duncan Quinn advertises suits with an image of a man who appears to have strangled an underwear-clad woman on the hood of a car.
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PaulJul 6, 2009