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Topic: Playboy

Throwback Thursday: Bill Cosby, O.J. Simpson, Playboy Bunnies and a Tennis Tournament

It's not the setup for a joke

Yes, it really happened: Bill Cosby played O.J. Simpson in a celebrity tennis tournament attended by shapely women in bunny outfits. This ad announcing the festivities—the Cosby Celebrity Challenge—appeared in…

Playboy.com Has Grown 258% in a Year Thanks to Its Safe-for-Work Strategy

And new advertisers are lining up

Most people's first interaction with Playboy involves secretly buying (or "finding") one of the print editions and hiding the contraband between the mattresses. But there's another side to the legendary men's…

Playboy's Digital Rebrand Shows Less Skin

Opts for safe-for-work look, shareable content

Playboy is cleaning up its Web presence—at least a little. Starting today, Playboy is rebranding its digital content with an increased focus on safe-for-work content and shareability, Digiday reported. The front…

Red Bull's Danny MacAskill Rides the Playboy Mansion in the Best Action It's Seen in Years

Pro cyclist's bunny hop

Traditionally, the Playboy Mansion's main attraction has been the small army of Playmates who hang around it. But professional cyclist Danny MacAskill manages to overshadow even the bunnies, as he…

Dolly Parton Just Said No to Another Playboy Cover

Wearing the bunny costume once was plenty

Specs Who Dolly Parton Age 68 Accomplishments Singer, songwriter, producer, actress and author. Forty-one top 10 country albums, 8 Grammy Awards, 2 Academy Award nominations. Writer of more than 3,000 songs, including Whitney…

101 Kick-Ass Music Covers

The most awesome, iconic and controversial magazine images of the last 80 years

Magazine covers featuring musical artists are inherently cool, whether the reader is a tween or a boomer. They come loaded with style, after all. (How many different looks—including varieties-not-found-in-nature of…

Family Photos: The Advertising and Media Edition

Some of the industry's boldface names along with their progeny

Considering the changes in advertising and media in the last three-and-a-half decades, it is comforting to know that some familiar names will be with us for generations to come. Here,…

At Comic-Con, Brands Join Forces for Big Activations

Think of it as a team-up

With the expenses of travel, lodging, venue rental and (of course) the challenge of outdoing your competitors, San Diego's Comic-Con is a place for strange bedfellows—and not just the couple…

Ads for Playboy Fragrances Have Plenty of Happy Endings, and a Few Weird Ones Too

Sequel to last year's elevator ad

One of the better Playboy ads of recent years was last year's "Elevator" spot from DDB Paris and directors The Perlorian Brothers. Here are two more ads done in the…

Wired Still Connected After Two Decades

A magazine devoted to covering the digital disruption that threatens the publishing business ends up thriving

They say timing is everything. As luck would have it, in January 1993, a convergence of technology and talent forged the first consumer magazine that would define—and in essence, become—the voice…

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