Via The F-Word: this Pot Noodle advertisement is back. You’ll NEVER GUESS what company makes this. Unilever. Hard to believe, I know. They have no history of bigoted advertising at all, do they?
The Hoydens got spammed by Unilever’s minions today. You remember Unilever: the company doing the pornulated “Bom Chicka Wow Wow” Axe and Lynx ads; Unilever, the company whose marketing officer Simon Clift whined that women just can’t take a joke;… Read More ›
Update Friday 9th May: The Guardian has taken down the blog post and article featured in the following post. The original report has been challenged strongly and no-one else has come forward to support the allegations. I will leave the… Read More ›
Hey, you know that company that feminists are slavering over, because of all the wonderful work they’ve done for women’s self-esteem, especially average-sized middle-class conventionally-beautiful able-bodied women? The one that talks about how women can be strong, independent, and confident?… Read More ›
The Times Online reports on blogworld controversy around Unilever’s contradictory marketing campaigns. On the one hand Unilever are pushing their Dove range with a “self-esteem” message, while on the other they’re airing the pornified, demeaning Axe and Lynx campaigns. We’re… Read More ›
Melissa and I have both been posting crankily about the evils of Unilever, in the face of breathlessly fawning blogospheric viral-marketing over the “Onslaught” ad. Now, via Shakesville, comes this inevitable mashup of Axe/Lynx and Dove ads. If anyone out… Read More ›
More from Unilever, makers of the Dove range and pushers of smoothified, hairless, almost-average-sized, cellulite-free “self-esteem” alongside Slim-fast and Axe/Lynx: Did you know that Pond’s “White Beauty” cream, pushed in India, Korea and Malaysia, is part of Unilever’s “international stable… Read More ›
Unilever, Unilever, Unilever. The company that brought us the marketing triumphs of Slimfast formula for fatties, and Lynx/Axe perfumed men’s body products. Now Unilever had rebranded hair-product range Suave for the noughties, with their “Pretty Mommy Movement” (retch). The catchphrases?… Read More ›