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After Viral Success of Inequality Ads, Creators Say They Will Expand Campaign 'Auto-Complete Truth' sparks global debate

Late last week, a creative twist on print advertising became a global phenomenon, as the "Auto-Complete Truth" campaign for UN Women exploded across social media and generated worldwide discussion. AdFreak's writeup…

October 24, 2013, 1:08 PM EDT

Powerful Ads Use Real Google Searches to Show the Scope of Sexism Worldwide Simple visual for inequality

Here's a simple and powerful campaign idea from UN Women using real suggested search terms from Google's autocomplete feature. Campaign creator Christopher Hunt, head of art for Ogilvy & Mather…

October 18, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

Austin Bar Makes Amends After Putting Out the Year's Worst Sidewalk Sign Employee fired, cash raised

There are awesome chalkboard sidewalk signs, and there are less awesome chalkboard sidewalk signs. Minibar, a bar in Austin, Texas, recently put out a less awesome chalkboard sidewalk sign—and then…

October 10, 2013, 10:13 AM EDT

Ogilvy Creates Saudi Arabia's First Major Ad Campaign Condemning Violence Against Women 'Some things can't be covered'

Saudi Arabia, which ranked 131st out of 134 countries for gender parity in a recent report from the World Economic Forum, has unveiled what is believed to be its first…

April 30, 2013, 2:11 PM EDT

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Nov. 30 - Dec. 7 Internet Explorer trolls itself, Santas go surfing, and GE gets the robots moving

This week, Bing bashed Google for "Scroogling" your holiday shopping searches, StubHub's ticket tree mourned its piney and formerly ornamented cousin, and Expedia unleashed a rare commercial that will have…

December 7, 2012, 10:04 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Refuge Lauren Luke covers up cuts and bruises in BBH's well-placed domestic-violence PSA

Lauren Luke is an expert at covering things up—which is why she's the perfect spokeswoman for a campaign urging the opposite when it comes to domestic violence. Luke, 30, is a…

July 2, 2012, 10:50 AM EDT

Man Headbutts Wife in Horrible Ad for Social-Event Website Play on site's name gets lost in translation

Here's your daily dose of horrible violence against women in advertising—a Portuguese commercial for a social-events website in which a husband gives his wife a nasty headbutt. Lovely. Adweek's resident…

May 25, 2012, 11:44 AM EDT

Domestic Violence Billboards Let Passersby Drag Away an Abuser JWT gives victims some space

Interactive billboards can occasionally encourage more socially beneficial behavior than playing giant games of Pong. Case in point—this clever installation at London's Euston Station by JWT for the National Centre…

May 7, 2012, 12:09 PM EDT

Photos of 'Glee' Actress Ripped for Glamorizing Abuse First the hair-salon ad, now this

I'm starting to feel a little battered by violent imagery. Last week, we had that hair-salon print ad that showed a woman with a black eye receiving a diamond necklace…

September 7, 2011, 9:42 AM EDT

Hair Salon Defends Domestic Violence Ad, but Apologizes Too Advertiser promises donations to a women's shelter

A hair salon in Edmonton, Alberta, is getting quite snippy this week following international outrage (OK, outrage in the U.S. and Canada) over a new ad that features a woman…

August 31, 2011, 10:33 PM EDT

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