T.L. Stanley

T.L. Stanley is a frequent contributor to Adweek.

Weezer just can’t stop writing songs for ads

As we already know, Weezer is no stranger to the shill. First, there was the Weezer Snuggie. Then the State Farm song. And now, an original tune for the IZOD […]

Protect yourself in a Smutley-like sex binge

Talk about the elephant in the room! We're talking about condom use— and, literally, a cartoon elephant that gets, er, waylaid by a horny cat. Confused? You won't be when […]

Ashley Madison is jilted even by ‘Kennedys’

Could there be a more appropriate place for an Ashley Madison pro-adultery commercial than in a miniseries about philandering former president John F. Kennedy? The dating site that promotes—nay, revels […]

Snoop mixes with wrong crowd in airline ad

Air New Zealand’s bug-eyed bush-baby spokescharacter, Rico, really has to go. As some observers have pointed out, bush babies aren’t native to New Zealand—that would account for his lack of […]

How did Richard Branson succeed? Drugs.

The marketing machine keeps rolling for upcoming movie Limitless and its fictional wonderdrug, NZT. Now it's not just Bradley Cooper shilling the pills, either. In the new spot below, Sir […]

Geico’s question ads still weird, still clever

You'd think by now that Geico's "rhetorical questions" campaign would be growing stale, since it debuted more than a year ago. And yeah, actor Mike McGlone as the stone-faced spokesman […]

EA Sports shares life lessons from Iron Mike

We've seen a kinder, gentler Mike Tyson lately as the former heavyweight champ with fists of steel promotes his Animal Planet series about racing pigeons, Taking on Tyson. In fact, […]

Morgan Spurlock branded for movie poster

If babies can get all tatted up with brand logos, why shouldn’t Morgan Spurlock? The renegade filmmaker, who went head to head with McDonald’s in his Oscar-nominated documentary Super Size […]

Kobe Bryant throws up an air ball for airline

Here’s how to stir up controversy with the sizable and vocal Armenian American community in Los Angeles: Get cozy with the Turks. Kobe Bryant, the Lakers star, found this out […]

Could your breasts use a ‘cleavage clamp’?

If there really is a piece of lingerie that will take fat pockets from our bums and place them directly onto our cleavage, then ladies, the line starts behind me. […]