Please God Can We Stop Using Guns To Sell Things

There are guns in ads everywhere you look. Not ads for guns, per se, but ads that glamorize guns, that offer them as tempting solutions to the problem of other people.

Graham Crackers For Everyone!

Andrew Solomon writes for the New Yorker’s Currency blog about Honey Maid’s new ad campaign, and when following the ad money means that in some states, advertising is more progressive than public policy. I think Solomon puts it best here: “I’d prefer that people such as I get our rights because we command respect and evince dignity, but if we get them because there’s money in it, that’s fine.”

A Brief History of Lawyers Yelling At Us Through Our Television Sets

This week’s edition of Roman Mars’ excellent 99% invisible design podcast is about the history of, your favorite and mine, late-night basic cable crazy ass lawyer TV ads.

Apparently lawyer ads have traditionally been a very regulated industry:

Olympics Commercials, Ranked

I watched some ads.

Ads Know All

And Here is Your Open Thread

Amanda Taub was initially skeptical about the Water is Life charity ad until she actually watched it.

Ad Campaign Awful, But Effective

Imagine Don Draper pitching this ad campaign.

Credit Union Employees Brilliant Evil Geniuses

WHY ARE THERE ZOMBIES ON THIS CREDIT UNION CONTEST AD?! A BILLFOLD INVESTIGATION.