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Viagra Airs Its First Ad Featuring Only a Woman, and She Gets Right to the Point A less chaste approach

This minute-long BBDO spot for Viagra is, apparently, the brand's first to show only a woman, and its first to use the word "erection" outside of the description of side…

October 1, 2014, 5:08 PM EDT

Socially Stressed? Ask Your Doctor About 'Not Having Kids' Freedom and regret, all in one dose of parody advertising

Since everyone I know is getting married and having children (and making sure Facebook stays informed about every step of those processes), this ad for a fake drug called Not…

February 6, 2014, 10:21 AM EST

SNL Helps Obama Through Presidential Depression With Paxil Second Term Strength Three more years of meds

Most presidents go through a second-term depression, but Obama's has been particularly dismal. To help out, Saturday Night Live has introduced Paxil Second Term Strength, a depression medication for the…

November 19, 2013, 11:17 AM EST

Monistat Is Sorry (not Sorry) for Making Wearers of 'Granny Panties' Feel Bad Fake apology, plus a hilarious talk show

Monistat used "granny panties" in a recent ad as a metaphor for how women feel when they have a yeast infection. Now, though, after supposed complaints from the granny-panty-wearing community,…

August 29, 2013, 12:43 PM EDT

Anacin Maker Working on 'Bananacin,' Which Might Just Keep You Alive Forever World's oldest man approved

It may not be the fountain of youth, but it could keep you from death's door—pretty much indefinitely. Anacin maker Insight Pharmaceuticals sprang into action this week upon hearing that the…

July 30, 2013, 1:08 PM EDT

Depression Hurts. Tacos Loaded With Beef and Cheese Can Help The world's most delicious antidepressant

The medicinal benefits of tacos are explained in this parody of antidepressant medication ads, which is a pretty clever piece of work (although trust me, beef sweats are no laughing…

March 29, 2013, 9:02 AM EDT

Nielsen: Broadcast Ad Spend Zooms in Q3 Networks book $5.33 billion in sales as Olympics, auto dollars flow

Broadcast television enjoyed an impressive third quarter, as overall network spend soared 35 percent versus the year-ago period. According to data just released by Nielsen, the broadcasters booked north of $5.33…

December 12, 2012, 10:00 AM EST

Advertising's Cutest New Mascot Is Not Ready to Accept Your Love Fluzone hedgehog is good at hiding out online

Fluzone, a flu vaccine being marketed by Sanofi Pasteur, is trying to harness some of Geico's cute-animal-mascot mojo with a hedgehog who decides to get his quills trimmed to match…

September 10, 2012, 11:10 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: GlaxoSmithKline TBWA crafts a heart-pounding Olympic tribute to drug-free adrenaline

It's rare to to see a drug ad that isn't, at best, bore-you-to-tears dull. But GlaxoSmithKline launched a new spot this week that's actually worth watching. Created by TBWA in London…

July 17, 2012, 10:24 AM EDT

'Help I'm Nauseous Is Not Deviled Egg Flavored' This and other pertinent facts from a pharma press release

Help Remedies is always amusing. The pharma boutique, known for its strange and compelling advertising, can liven up even the most tedious of media communications—the new-product press release. "Help I'm…

May 2, 2012, 11:45 AM EDT