Category Archives: Bad Ads

Vintage Sexist Ads vs. Modern Sexist Ads

When it comes to the portrayal and treatment of women in the media, we have come a long way since the Mad Men eraCulture, media, and laws have changed since the days women were depicted as too stupid to drive, vote or open a bottle of ketchup.

Yet, some advertisers didn’t seem to get the memo. Even today, advertising doesn’t try very hard to conform to moral standards.

Here’s a list of offensive and sexist ads both from the past and the present.

Modern Sexist Ads

Vintage Sexist Ads 

Blasphemous Crucifixion Ads

Controversy for a brand attracts more attention than any regular ad ever could.

Ad Fails – Failed advertising

Everyone can makes mistakes. But when big companies make mistakes, it’s typically after they have spent tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars on marketing campaigns.

Sometimes the ad message leads straight to failed advertising. Here’s a collection of ads that failed.