Tag: Advertising

Model in Dove Ad Speaks Out: 'I'm Not a Victim'

The Black model who appeared in a Dove ad that garnered negative attention for its racist message claims that critics may have jumped the gun before knowing the full commercial’s intended message. “I am not a victim,” said Lola Ogunyemi in an op-ed for The Guardian. However, the commercial clip,…

'Women don't aspire to be leaders' says Saatchi Chairman

UPDATE: 8/3/16 11:03 A.M. Saatchi & Saatchi Executive Chairman Kevin Roberts will resign from his position, effective September 1, following his comments during a Business Insider interview regarding gender diversity in the ad industry. Roberts was already slated to retire in May 2017. “When discussing with Business Insider evolving career…

'Sexist' and 'Racist' JWT CEO Resigns Amid Lawsuit

J. Walter Thompson (JWT) CEO Gustavo Martinez officially stepped down a week after a lawsuit accused the former executive of repeated sexist and racist behavior, including calling Black people “monkeys” and “apes,” referring to Jewish people as “those f****** Jews” and telling at least one female employee he wanted to…

JCPenney Unveils Mannequins With Wheelchair, Prostheses

By Albert Lin JCPenney is displaying five “real people” mannequins at its Manhattan Mall store in New York City through August. The mannequins were created for the Today show as part of its “Love Your Selfie” campaign before being loaned to JCPenney. The retailer, which is No. 48 in the…

'Unaffordable' Obamacare Plan Could Save Woman More Than $7,600

By Albert Lin An anti-Affordable Care Act TV commercial sponsored by the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity has been exposed as untrue. In the February spot (which you can watch below), Michigan resident and leukemia patient Julie Boonstra says, “My insurance was canceled because of Obamacare. Now the out-of-pocket costs…

Coke Ad Features Gay Couple

By Albert Lin The Coca-Cola Company became the first company to feature a same-gender couple in a Super Bowl ad when its “It’s Beautiful” spot ran during the second quarter of Sunday’s game. In the 60-second spot, scenes of life around the United States unspool while America the Beautifulsung in…