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The (Last Ever) Week in Advertising: Big Gulps Huh? Alright. Well, See Ya Later!

So by now you know that I’m leaving AgencySpy. If this is news to you, click here. As such, we had to decide whether or not to continue producing The Week in Advertising, which we’ve been doing for about a year and a half. Ultimately, the show cannot go on. So this is our last.

And rather than go out on a light note, we chose to milk it for all it’s worth. Below is the last bit of the show we’ll make you suffer through. To those of you who watched (with regularity, or not), thank you. Seriously. Your appreciation of our frenzied work is not lost on us. So with no further ado, our final (and 75th!!!) episode.

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The Week in Advertising: Male Objectification, Ho!

By “Ho” we meant like, “land ho” &#151 the kind of thing the pirate int he bird’s nest said when he spotted a far body of land representing the end of the trip. IE we’ve been sharing tons of ads that show off women and their physical assets and now it’s time to turn the tide on men. Equal opportunity sexism? Maybe. Or maybe there’s just not a lot of work that shows off the male physique. Someone tell MIT to do a study on this phenomenon. Meantime, semi-naked dudes, ho!

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The Week in Advertising: Let’s Make This Quick

The holiday weekend is upon us and so this week’s show, which is normally fairly short, is quicker than usual. This prevents chaffing and promotes “getting the hell out of the office”. IE don’t mess around this week so you can be at the beach by 3:30 Friday.

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The Week in Advertising: Come for the Ads, Stick Around for the Beat Down

Too often advertising objectifies women, especially those whose bodies look like they were built for pleasure. We are guilty, guilty! of adding to this problem and so this week we ask that if there are any male-objectifying ads out there, please send them to us. Otherwise enjoy this smattering of ladies and musicals.

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The Week in Advertising: Now in HD, The Results Felt Odd

After 70 episodes you begin to wonder if you could ever have imagined what your kitschy little web show would become. In our case, it has been a spiraling fall into strange madness and awkward moments peppered with badly written jokes.

Today we take a stab at redemption with a few ads you probably haven’t seen in HD. Seriously, there’s something different about the experience you won’t want to miss. Hint: you won’t want to miss this.

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The Week in Advertising Goes to China

This week on the show we take a look at the strange and confusing imagery in Asian advertising. If aliens came to earth, they’d judge us by our advertising (at least in part, right?) and the stuff coming out of Asia would lead yon aliens to think the world is all about party party. Which it should be. In that case, more ads please, China!

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The Week in Advertising: Adult Diaper Packaging is the Worst Thing Ever


Today on The Week in Advertising, we explore the reasons why your bowels can’t hold themselves in place. No no, but really, why is Depend packaging so damn ridiculous? It looks like a cross-between tampons and diapers. And yeah, that’s essentially what it is, but does it have to look like that? Why can’t it look like fishing lure packaging or &#151 you know &#151 anything besides a hybrid tampon-diaper? This is a problem only you can solve.

Also I seem to have worn the same shirt two weeks in a row. I need more clothes.

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The Week in Advertising: Finally, Some Ads You Haven’t Seen Yet

Today on the show we bring you a bunch of ads we think you haven’t seen yet. Also, brief commentary between each that we hope you’ll find entertaining. Ha ha. See, laughter.

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The Week in Advertising: Oops, We Dropped the Baby (iPad)

This week we found an iPad to play with. But rather than play around with apps (we hear wifi has been an issue!), we tossed it back and forth like a frisbee. That didn’t go well.

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The Week in Advertising: You’re Going to See a Butt

Last week’s show was all about lady-parts. Vulvas, specifically, but we’d prefer not to think about that right now. Why? Because there are other parts of the anatomy (human) to think about. Today, the anus. The colon. The butt. The cheeks. Ass. Bum. Seat. Kaboose. Tail. Sin maker. You’ll be surprised what comes out. Ha ha, ew. Seriously.

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