Welcome to that odd Monday where everyone in advertising goes to work but nobody really knows why.

As a distraction, I offer you the sexiest ads of 2009. Since I find good ads sexy, we're not going by my standard but by the most common standard. In short, here are the ones with the most nudity.

#1 PETA came out early this year to try and grab the crown, they had models frolicking with asparagus and being "so smitten that she makes herself part of a steaming "orgy" of mixed vegetable soup." In other words, they had models and phallic symbols, lots of skin and suggestive moves and then they press released the hell out of not being allowed to air during the superbowl. "Banned" they called it, even though it's simply "rejected by network".


PETA - Veggie Love (failed superbowl ad) - (2009) :30 (USA)

#2 "Becoming a donor is probably your only chance to get inside her", sexy and it stings.

Another countdown to 2010, lets look at how creative escalator advertising has become in the past ten years, shall we? From worst to best, here's the top ten (well, eleven actually), escalator ads in the past ten years.

#1 The Nivea shaving ad from DRAFTFCB switzerland uses the time spent on the escalator to make people read, and wait, for the point. Meanwhile the Revita beauty center ad from Brazil has people walking on the models back. Both of these are.... nice but no cigar, as the first one feels a bit too forced hoping people will read all that, and the second one just weird as I doubt anyone thinks "ah, how relaxing" when walking one someones back.

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Adverve is yet-another-ad/marketing-podcast, but instead of talking about what happened last week, the hosts Bill Green of Makethelogobigger and Angela Natividad of Live and Uncensored have dug deep into 'isms'. They started with racism in advertising with Hadji Williams who has a few horror examples to share. People saying no to hispanic agencies that create better work? What? I'm honestly shocked.

This years last episode was about sexism. You can download here, or subscribe via iTunes. I was the special guest, and my post show wrap-up is here for cliff notes on what I wanted to say regarding sexist advertising.

Just for a refresher, this is what that Method Shiny suds ad looked like.

Carl's Jr - Kim Kardashian / Grilled chicken Salad - (2009) :30 (USA)

Really? I'm sorry, I can't help it but with Paris Hilton slobbering over a burger in a bikini (which was too spicy and won an AWNY award), and now Kim Kardashian in lingerie licking sauce off a salad, the fast food and sex connection is getting a bit apparent. We've seen beefcake prefers burger to babe, I'd hit it and the burger as sex object, not to mention the man who got all hot and bothered because a burger wrapper was confused with a dryer sheet. Yes, we get it, fast food is.... instead of sex? Better than sex? I'll leave it up to you to make the salad tossing jokes. I don't have the stomach for it.

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