Manliness in Advertising

Advertising, a form of media seemingly lost in a time where men drink beer and bromance their nights away while women eat pro-biotic yogurt (if they’re eating at all) and fret over grass stained laundry. Here, you’ll find all our posts on advertising and the men doing “manly” things in those ads.

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About That Old Spice “Mom Song” Ad…

in: Advertising

Yeah, I see you Old Spice. In fact I've seen your "Mom Song" commercial a bunch of times since it first aired during this year's NFL playoffs. It's creepy, catchy and I'll admit it... funny. Your ad made quite the impression and judging by the almost 7.5 million views it has on YouTube (as of [...]

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One possible advertising trend to look for in 2014

in: Advertising

If you've watched my Manly Ads video compilations over the past few years, you've surely noticed a few troubling trends in male targeted advertising. In the past few years far too many ads have been pushing, even threatening men to act in traditionally masculine ways. "Act tough!" they yell at us; "be the strong silent [...]

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Manly Ads 2013

in: Advertising

2013 was a strange and interesting year when it came to advertising. There were, as there have been in years past, plenty of ads encouraging men to act manly... typically in the most regressive of ways. While some of these ads were humorous and full of irony, others were aggressive, bullying and in some cases [...]

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Manly Ads of the past (in preparation for Manly Ads 2013)

in: Advertising

2013 is quickly coming to an end, which means another Manly Ads compilation video is on the way. This year's version isn't done yet (I hope to have it done for next week's post) so in the meantime, I'd like to refresh your memories of the series by revisiting my past compilations. This series is my [...]

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Why Is 1800 Tequila Calling Us Names?

in: Advertising

1800 Tequila can kiss my ass. Actually, Proximo Spirits (the makers of 1800) and the folks who make their ads; The VIA Agency are the ones who should be kissing all our asses. Have you seen their latest ad? Stylized bullying, that's all it is... Proximo and VIA started down this path a couple of [...]

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