commercials

We may now be away from the blue liquid, and instead are focusing on empowering women; however, Bodyform and Always (and Tampax) please empower women even further by making sure you #smashshame around menstruation as well.
Some adverts 'sought to present a positive statement about diversity but were in fact seen by some as doing the opposite'.
Read more on The Huffington Post Adverts featuring twerking businessmen in high heels and shorts and blind footballers kicking
Christmas is coming. For most of us, the start of December signals a time of happiness and fun - where we get to enjoy quality time with our families, indulge in good food and share Christmas spirit. But for victims of domestic violence and their children, Christmas can be a scary time instead.
I have no doubt we'll soon see lightweight gimbals marketed at consumers who are tired of shaky footage of their holidays or the kids' sports day. When that day comes, people will be able to have high quality, smooth movement to go with their HD cameras.
You may have seen the heartbreaking sixty-second story: an old man takes his lovely little fluffy white dog for a walk to deliver a bunch of flowers. It transpires he is delivering the flowers to the graveside of lost loved one. The dog comforts him with a lick and they eat dinner together, with the man preparing the dog's favourite meal, Cesar.
One would think that there isn't any real reason to complain, because, it is after all just another advertisement, not to be taken seriously. But taking issue with the way our society reacts to behaviour outside of an unspoken norm is needed...
A cringe-worthy Tim Tams commercial starring Cate Blanchett has emerged online - though with a Best Actress Oscar sitting
We need to redefine the very notion of what 'taking a risk' or 'being brave' actually constitutes. Indeed, you can argue that brands need to get things wrong from time to time in order to learn, a hypothesis brilliantly laid out by Tim Harford in his book 'Adapt - why success must begin with failure'.
This week I have been made aware of two PSAs. The first and the main subject of this article is from the Ontario Ministry Of Health and deals with that most maligned of habits - smoking - and in particular the somewhat unjustifiable modern trend of 'social smoking'. The second is a film from Serbia highlighting the effects of domestic violence.
Apple has a couple of new ads for the iPhone 5 - and we have a feeling they aren't going to go down too well with some of
Commercials are awful for the most part (except the one I was in which was extraordinarily good) and in an attempt to move away from predictable narrative set-ups and engage with a more media-savvy audience, advertisers are adopting far more adventurous ways of selling us biscuits and bank loans.
Marketing and media commentators have called it "horrific" and "offensive" - while New York Times columnist Charles Blow
Of course, some may sneer at the Pakistani advertising industry, for their traditional portrayals of family life and gender defined roles, but what must be remembered is that the commercial is no place for gender politics.
Attempting to persuade an individual to buy a car by using a group of dancing hamsters is quite a tall order, but after seeing the Kia Soul advert created by David&Goliath (Los Angeles) a sudden personal desire for the product emerged
If the Olympics has inspired you to sit on the sofa watching sport 24/7 rather than to... you know... go out there and do
Apple's adverts have always divided opinion - and annoyed somebody. Usually they just come across a little bit smug - think
When any company makes an advert, they want it to go viral. Of course they do - virality means more clicks, and more clicks
There have been so many Star Wars-themed adverts over the years - see below - that it takes a pretty damn good one to get
It is, first and foremost, an adorable and well-made 90 seconds about a young boy waiting for Christmas, and more importantly why he's so impatient for this Christmas to come. It's the kind of adorable where you don't pronounce the "r". On dastardly capitalism's recent charge list, this ad is pretty low down.