Audi was recently accused of running an “insensitive” campaign for the Audi RS4 Avant. The German car manufacturer shared a photo of a girl leaning against the car grille eating a banana. However, it has caused a strong backlash. People were so offended that Audi was forced to take the photo down and issue a public apology.
Announced this morning, there is no doubt or question that the new Sony A7C is Sony’s smallest full-frame camera, but in the promotional material for the camera – which you can see above, Sony is claiming that it’s “the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame camera”. Well, it’s not.
Even if we narrow the field down to “interchangeable lens full-frame camera”, it’s still not the smallest. Nor is it the lightest. As I mentioned a couple of days ago when some of the specs leaked, that honour still remains with the Sigma fp. And since the official announcement absolutely nothing has changed.
Instagram has banned one of its major ad partners for scraping large amounts of user data. Francisco-based startup Hyp3r reportedly scraped public data such as users’ locations, profile information, photos, and even stories (which are supposed to vanish after 24 hours). The exact volume of scraped data isn’t known, but reports say that it could cover hundreds of millions of users.
I don’t know about you, but I really love vintage ads. They remind me what life was like back in the day and inevitably spark the feeling of nostalgia. But there some ads that seem as if they came from darkest corners of the advertising world. And in this video, Azriel Knight brings you five hilariously bad camera ads from the ‘80s and ‘90s. They reach the impossible levels of awkwardness, and they’ll make you cringe. But also laugh.
It’s an open secret that advertisers use some tricks to make food look more appetizing. But some of them can get really nasty! They make the food look delicious, but most of the time they also make it inedible. Glue instead of milk, shaving foam instead of whipped cream, dish liquid in just about anything with foam… These are only some of the tricks food photographers use, and Blossom shows you many more in this interesting video.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so, you must have seen the “Distracted Boyfriend” meme in some of its many forms. Its popularity means that plenty of companies have been using it – or variations on it – for cheeky social media ads. But after one of these meme-based ads appeared in Sweden, it was severely bashed online and was eventually determined sexist by Swedish advertising ombudsman.
The competition between Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy has lasted for years. Now it’s shown in Samsung’s new ad titled Growing Up. In this ad, Samsung mocks the competition with iPhone, and naturally, displays Galaxy as superior in several aspects – from screen size to water resistance.
This advertising campaign is sure to raise a few eyebrows. Suistudio, a company which makes suits for women, has decided to do something a little different with a familiar theme for their new marketing. A total role reversal. Women in suits and naked guys sprawled around as props. Personally, I think it’s pretty awesome.
I’m going to say it because I have to say it. Some of you may find the images below NSFW. I suppose, though, that will depend on where you work. I don’t like that I had to censor the image above to appease the social media gods, either.
There’s only a hundred Pagani Huayra BC in the world, and each one costs a cool $2.5mil. The “BC” in its designation stands for Benny Caiola, the first person to ever buy a Pagani automobile. With a Mercedes AMG designed V12 bi-turbo engine built exclusively for Pagani and pulling more than 750bhp, it’s a beast of a car.
When it comes time to photograph it, one also needs a beast of a camera. So, LA based automotive photographer Richard Thompson chose the Phase One XF 100MP for this Huayra BC advertising shoot. They also shot a behind the scenes video, so we can see what goes into a shoot like this.