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Sloggi has gone one pole too far.

Sloggi has finally gone one butt too far - Triumph the brand behind Sloggi, has been asked by the French advertising sector association to withdraw a billboard campaign for its Sloggi range, which has been widely condemned as offensive to women. The image depicts ladies in underwear and little else posing around poles in starstudded spotligts, reminiscent of a striptease stage.

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Naked soccer players selling pizza

Grey Oslo (Norway) created a sexy campaign using the naked bodies of their national soccer team players to sell pizza and chinese food, the campaign was almost banned.

When the ads ran this summer, a hot debate ensued in Norways leading papers, editorials about it ran in Aftenposten, VG and Vårt Land, and two TV news shows brought it up as well. Way to go on the free publicity guys.

Many people reported the campaign to the Forbrukerombudet as it was in their opinion breaking the basic rules: "Advertisers and those who create them shall make sure the ads are not against equality between the sexes, nor using either genders body or gives the impression of a offensive or condesending attitude of woman or man"

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Hooters vs. Cup of Noodle

Nothing, but nothing is sexier than a nice, pair of juicy badland commercials.

Super adgrunts, don't be a boob. Use your noodle and click read more. Because those who don’t know their history are condemned to repeat it.

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A rose by any other name

Two ads with the same idea to turn the product into something else. One for towels, the other for blankets. Both have campaigns around the idea. And both used the exact same item for these particular ads.

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Madonna is copying Guy Boudin?

Madonna is facing legal action after the son of a French fashion photographer accused her of copyright infringement.

Guy Bourdin, born in Paris in 1928, was best known for his work with French Vogue who published his photographs from the 1950s to the 1980s. He died in 1991.

Samuel Bourdin argues that the singer's most recent promotional video, 'Hollywood' directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, included images that mirrored those taken by his late father. To see the images side by side click: Hollywood

The recent lawsuit, filed in the US District Court in Manhattan, accuses Madonna of copyright infringement for imitating imaged in at least 11 Boudin works.

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7 Eleven vs. Pepsi

Here are two different drinks, but the same concept. And almost the same fence.

Adgrunts, don't sit on the fence. Click read more to take two big Badland gulps.

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Dunkin Donuts vs. Dial

Here are two different products, but the same joke. And possibly the same bus.

Adgrunts, since you paid the fare, you can click read more to hop on both Badland buses.

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Euro takes the dollar - ad banned in Moscow.

Izvestia writes that this ad, from the Russian Finance magazine was banned with immediate effect in Moscow. The poster company had to tear down a 100 posters overnight after receiving a stern letter from Igor Presnyakov, chairman of the Moscow Committee for advertising and information.
Igor (and probably anyone else who saw it) thought the image depicted a sex scene, while the magazines publisher said: "I thought the currencies were dancing on our poster". A cossack dance, maybe....

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Sometimes a cigar, is not just a cigar.

The Australian Jockey Club have been accused of bad taste after running and advert depicting two women toying with a cigar and caressing each other.

Critics say the ad degrades women - which ironically is designed to attract more women aged 18-35 to the races.

Amanda Stevens, managing director of SplashGroup, said to the Herald Sun: "This ad is denigrating to women. Women just don't behave like that at the races. This is a male fantasy."

The ad was created by AdPartners in Sydney whos Marketing Director Steve Reid defended the ad, saying the scenes featuring women caressing each other and a woman playing suggestively with a cigar were only minor elements.

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Beckham banned in Iran

Beckham, the first western celeb to be used in advertising campaigns in Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution, has been red carded by Irans advertising authority. In Tehran posters were first black 'dotted' obscuring Beckhams face (similar to adbusters black dot), but now the entire posters have been covered in black cloth.
Also, the commercial featuring Beckhams famous legs has been pulled off the air, both the Sunday times .za and itv report.

The advertisers now plan to modify their campaign. "For the billboards we're going to change the picture so that it just shows the back of Beckham's head and for the television commercials we're planning to draw on some extra long shorts," he said.

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Honda withdraws "suicide car" advert.

Honda received so many complaints for its latest australian commercial, that it withdrew the ad less than 48 hours after its Sunday evening release.

In the ad, created by Foote Cone & Belding, a man on a rooftop carpark admires the new Honda so much that his own car commits caricide by driving itself off the roof.

"We were showing it was the car doing it by itself and we focused on the jealousy of the vehicle. We didn't expect the insensitivities to come through so strongly." said Andrew Scott to smh.au

"The national depression initiative, beyondblue said the company had demonstrated gross insensitivity to the major Australian health issue of suicide." from bandt.com

"People ringing in with heart-wrenching stories of their own personal experience with suicide and within the light of that, we're not in the business of creating offence or harm in the community and effective yesterday we pulled the ad," said Honda Australia director Lindsay Smolley to abc.net

Also reported at JustAuto. Hat Tip to Clayton on adlist.

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Ford Evil Twin SportKa is too evil

Ford Sports Ka The Evil twin - is a little too evil in one of the commercials apparantly. In the ad a pigeon swoops down to the bonnet of the car, but the evil car defends itself and whacks the bird away.

People who fancy pigeons are condeming the advert (suprise!). Brian Tattersall, president of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association, calls the ad "incredibly bad taste" and he has called for the advert to be banned.

Even the RSPCA has joined in the battle to bad the advert, claiming that the use of shock tactics to cause offence and gain publicity is just "very, very bad taste."

"The car is most certainly not designed to hurt animals." said a spokeswoman for Ford to Ananova

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Saturn vs. Geico

The Geico commercial came first, but I'm a bigger fan of the Saturn spot.

click read more for a head on advertising collision in Badland.

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Can you copy me now? Good....

This is the case of Verizon vs. Motorola's Super Bowl ad from 2000. They're similar, in fact very similar, but that's not the funny part...

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six feet under press ads escape banning

Like the posters, these ads were mock ads directing potential customers to luxurytodiefor.com, unlike the poster counterpart, the press ads were ruled "misleading but not offensive" despite more than 100 complaints to the UK advertising watchdog.

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