Bad singing, pepper spray & Russophobia: Top hits of US midterms’ campaign cringefest (VIDEO)

As the critical midterm elections move closer in the US, campaigning ads are often crossing over from of the realm of eye-catching, and straight into the bizarre. Here are some of this year’s most cringeworthy hits. With this year’s midterms seen as a battle royale of the Democrat “blue wave” against the Republicans’ tenuous legislative […]

River Island debuts stellar campaign to promote body positivity – ‘labels are for clothes'

River Island is a British high street fashion brand, currently in the midst of celebrating its 30th anniversary. As part of the celebrations, the brand has launched a new line, embracing individuality “through fashion and self-expression.” The launch is the second instalment of the brand’s SS18 Labels Are For Clothes campaign, which debuted earlier this […]

Following Obama’s lead, George W. Bush is hitting the campaign trail ahead of the November midterms

Stewart F. House/Getty Images Former President George W. Bush will headline fundraising events for a handful of Republicans this week and next week, ahead of the November midterm elections. Bush is set to boost House and Senate candidates running in Texas, North Dakota, and Florida. The 43rd president’s latter appearance will be in support of […]

A fifth Conservative MP has joined the campaign for a People’s Vote on Brexit

Wikimedia Commons A fifth Conservative MP has joined the People’s Vote campaign. Guto Bebb supports the idea of giving the British people a referendum on the final Brexit deal. The movement is growing in public and Parliament. He joins other Tory MPs Sarah Wollaston, Justine Greening, Anna Soubry, and Philip Lee. LONDON — Guto Bebb […]

Balmain used virtual models instead of real women in its latest campaign ‘to present diversity’ — and a lot of people are furious

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Balmain is using a “Virtual Army” of digital models for its latest campaign. The campaign has garnered some negative reactions. Some commenters think the digital models are taking opportunities away from real working models, especially models of color. Others like the experimental element of the campaign. Major fashion brand Balmain is used […]

Swedish right-wing parliamentary candidate attacked by 'immigrant' during campaign meeting

A member of the Swedish right-wing Alternative for Sweden (AfS) party, who is currently running for parliament, says he was “punched in the face” by a young immigrant during an election campaign stop in Western Sweden. It should have been an ordinary campaign meeting, which every party in Sweden holds ahead of the elections. But […]

Trump’s aides reportedly knew he could be criticized for holding a campaign rally while the nation mourns John McCain, but they decided to hold it anyway

Markets Insider As the nation prepares for Sen. John McCain’s final send-off, President Donald Trump is scheduled to headline a campaign rally, according to The New York Times. McCain, who died on Saturday, is expected to taken by military transport to an air base outside Washington — just as Trump is holding a rally in […]

BMW’s M2 Competition Ad Campaign Is Completely Ridiculous

You aren’t going to see a lot of televised commercials for the BMW M2 Competition, as it’s an enthusiast car of the highest magnitude. A thirty-second spot in the middle of a popular sitcom doesn’t provide adequate time to run through a laundry list of performance specs for car nerds, and the blanketed marketing approach wouldn’t […]

Indictment: Congressman spent campaign funds on $1,500 in Steam games [Updated]

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) says his son spent over $ 1,300 of campaign funds on Steam games. (credit: David Brooks / San Diego Union-Tribune) Update: August 21, 2018 In a 47-page indictment today, federal prosecutors formally charged Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and his wife Margaret with wire fraud, falsifying records, campaign finance violations, and conspiracy […]