Happy Birthday, Dr. King! Love, Your Pal, Woolite

Happy Birthday by Ron Cogswell

Adiba Nelson shows us how one company got it horribly wrong.

Breaking Free From Advertising


Every nook of our lives is filled with advertising these days. It’s so pervasive that we have come to accept it as a fact of life, and it cannot help but have an effect on our minds.

The Darkest (and Best) Dad-and-Daughter Ad I’ve Ever Seen


What happens when a dad realizes how their town is treating his goth daughter?

How to Beat Advertising and Find Happiness Daily

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Leo Babauta knows the reason advertising works is because many people are trying to fill a void, but he believes the tools for true happiness are not found in material possessions at all.

Watch These Ads That Manipulate Men

Watch These Ads by Graeme Newell

Do advertisers play on male fear and shame to sell products? You bet they do.

What the World Would Look Like if Men Were Women [Video]


Comedy clubs. Magazine racks. Pictures on classroom walls. Things look a little different here.

A Man Who Inspires His Students to Change the World

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Madison Avenue marketers pay heed, Jim Guerci teaches his students to reverse engineer advertising that could change the world.

Thailand’s Take On Tech: Where Does It Leave Dads?

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Two GMP writers offer two different takes: Is this a glimpse at new, unsure parents or another poor example of the modern dad in advertising?

‘Real Men’ Have Working Hearts

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You’ve seen the viral photos of “real men” in their underwear. Tony Posnanski thinks defining any man as “real” does more harm than good.

Allstate Releases a Devastatingly Beautiful Ad Featuring a Gay Couple (video)

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This short film’s tagline will take your breath away. What a gorgeous way to support LGBT equality.

Why Paying for Commercial-Free Television is the Most Important Investment for our Minds

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The largest corporations shudder at the thought of you being an active, conscious user of your own time and money.

I Am Not Depressed

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How we define depression socially and medically creates a stereotype of emotional injustice.

We Aren’t All Greedy Bitches, I Promise

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Mandy Brasher speaks up for the women who just want a good meatball sub and some Old Navy flip flops

“Are We Stupid or Must We Simply Demand Better, Smarter Ads?”

Being Stupid

VIDEO: Hill Holliday Makes a “Men Are Stupid: Ad for LG

VIDEO: Hill Holliday Makes a “Men Are Stupid” Ad for LG


LG just paid a boatload of money for an ad that portrays men and boys as unable to understand a refrigerator.

How Can You Protect Your Children from Commercials?

How Can I Protect My Children from Commercials?

Dr. Deborah Gilboa suggests strategies for how parents can talk to their kids about the unrealistic and often inappropriate messages that can be found in modern commercials.