We are sexual beings, therefore are attracted to sexually related subjects, jokes, and other matters. Many companies use the sex concept in their favor, while adding a humorous element to it. Companies hope that when they create an amazing ad, it will go viral.
This week, Spirit Airlines employed all sorts of vagina jokes in an email alert about discount fares: Spirit Airlines is far from the only company that objectifies women in their ads, employs sexual innuendo or uses disembodied female body parts in their marketing.
However, this ad shows how jarring it can be when sexy, sexist advertising is paired with a completely unsexy product. Here are seven other brands whose "sexy" ads are really more desperate than effective: Sheba cat food The "Follow Your Passion" TV commercial is oddly sexual, considering that the product on sale is cat kibble.
Beats Pill speakers This April commercial features "Blurred Lines" and a whole lotta phallic imagery. Because comparing your iPod speakers to a penis is really sexy. Lest we forget, RadioShack is the go-to destination for phallus-shaped devices.
Le Guide Restos Voir restaurant guide Before "the Zagat of eastern Canada " released this poster serieswe never knew that food could look so x-rated.
Perrier Yes, sparkling water is indeed sexy when poured over the heaving bosom of Dita von Teese. Xyience Xenergy energy drink Any excuse to have a model dancing in her underwear, right? They were just one "X" away from pornographic anyway.
Bonus points for fancy pyrotechnics. No word on what the drink actually does, though. The July "Quickie" spot focuses on the same tropes -- the sexual fantasies of bored housewives.
These marketing campaigns are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to sexualized advertising -- it really is everywhere. Comment below, or tweet HuffPostWomen.Since the introduction of advertising many centuries ago, women have been objectified, and in some instances, insulted or degraded.
In , a five-minute video featuring Jean Kilbourne went viral, racking up over 2 million views; it covered the extremely negative effects of advertising on women and girls.
Early Sexuality In Advertising Today, most people have this misconception that sexual advertisements are a recent thing.
If you ask a few people when the first sexual advertisement was seen, they might say during the sexual revolution in the s or a bit later on. Advertisement. Our Facebook Page; Follow us on Twitter The plan would include sections regarding sexuality in the parts of the Book of Discipline that those connectional conferences could.
Jun 02, · The debate around whether "sex sells" in advertising and in life is hurting men and women.
In various studies, attractive people get called back for interviews at a . The origins of sexual appeals in U.S. advertising can be traced to medicinal products advertised before the Civil War.
These ads featured wood engravings of women's faces, often the only. Images of Women’s Sexuality in Advertisements: A Content Analysis of Black- and White-Oriented Women’s and Men’s Magazines.