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Topic: Calvin Klein

Despite Backlash, Calvin Klein Keeps Its Racy New Ads Online

Brand is staying silent and deleting nothing (nsfw)

Calvin Klein surely knew its new ad campaign would ruffle some feathers, which is probably why it's choosing to weather the storm of online outrage rather than back down on…

How 'The Americans' Chooses Its ‘80s Ads, Like Brooke Shields’ Iconic Calvin Klein Spot

Plus, the ones that didn’t make it into the FX drama

After spending four seasons making one of TV's best shows, The Americans showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields are pretty confident in their ability to determine what's best for the…

Q&A: Mark Wahlberg on His Journey From Hip Hop to Hollywood to Hamburgers

How the multi-talented star has learned to balance his brand

Mark Wahlberg took the advertising world by storm in 1992, thanks to his provocative, indelible Calvin Klein underwear campaign, which was shot by the late Herb Ritts. He's been surprising…

This L.A. Agency Has a Sharp Eye for Celebrity Branding ... and Icelandic Art

Media royalty founded TheAudience

In 2011, three Hollywood media veterans joined forces to start a social agency. Disney exec Oliver Luckett, WME’s Ari Emanuel (who served as inspiration for Ari Gold in HBO’s Entourage)…

A Brief History of How Times Square Got So Naked

Blame Naked Cowboy if you want, but advertising started it all

“Free your mind! Free your nipples!” yelled one woman. “I’m here to watch tits,” announced a man nearby. This was Sunday. The occasion: New York’s Topless Parade, a procession of about 300…

Here's the Steamy Video to Go With Calvin Klein's Sexting Billboards

Love, for a listless generation

Building on last week's digital-dating print campaign, Calvin Klein is taking its #mycalvins play for the Tinder and Grindr generation into the live-action realm. A new spot overlays sexts onto the…

Calvin Klein Embraces Sexting and Tinder in Racy Campaign About Digital Dating

'Conversation through provocation'

While every other brand has begun talking emoji, Calvin Klein is embracing a racier kind of virtual-speak—sexting—in its latest #mycalvins ad campaign. A handful of new ads from Mother New York,…

Why We're All So Stoked for the '90s

Marketers and TV execs join the cultural obsession with a calmer time

Beck wins the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Missy Elliott plays the Super Bowl halftime show, and Suge Knight is up to no good. The cool kids are…

Are Brands Finally Tiring of All Those Sexy Super Bowl Ads?

For effectiveness, it's best not to have skin in the game

Sex's ability to sell brands is often seen as an article of faith in the ad business, and the Super Bowl is the biggest house of worship. Ever since Noxema first…

SNL Piles On by Ruthlessly Mocking Justin Bieber's Calvin Klein Ads

Kate McKinnon is a perfect clone

You gotta hand it to Biebs. He had the balls to show his (heavily Photoshopped) nuts to the world in the latest ads for Calvin Klein underpants. But given the kid's—aherm—the…

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