Hustler: Porn, Politics, and Progress? Michael Lee Nirenberg in Interview

In People of Shambhala’s latest podcast, we speak with independent movie director Michael Lee Nirenberg about his Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story. The controversial documentary, exploring the curious characters and anarchy behind the rise of the porn magazine, was released in the USA in 2013, and last week (May 26) — through Solo Media — in […]

Power is Inside: Derrick Coleman’s Moving Ad for Duracell

Derrick Coleman of the Seattle Seahawks.

If you’re like me, you loathe those ads that appear before almost every video now on YouTube, and fixate on the five second countdown until the click “Skip Ad” button appears to get rid of whatever some brand is selling. Ads, for the most part, are utterly, though mercifully forgettable. Duracell’s latest ad featuring Derrick […]

Black Crown: The Mysterious Elitism of Budweiser’s Beer Ad

Budweiser’s new “Black Crown” beer is for connoisseurs, the chic, and the style conscious. That’s the real message behind a new ad and information campaign by a brand associated with football, regular bars, and the average guy. It’s not for him. It’s for his altogether classier friend. The one that left the small town, and […]

Soul outside: identity, the body, and advertising in the consumer age

“Japanese ad agency Absolute Territory PR has begun paying young women to wear advertising on their legs. The women must be at least 18-years-old, and they must be connected to at least 20 people on any social media site, since they are contractually required to post images of themselves, wearing their ad, online. Otherwise, the women […]