So…you knew this was coming. Now that I’ve showcased the best advertisements, I have to focus on the most controversial ads.
5 Buzzworthy Advertisements with Natural Hair Models/Actors
Essence June, July, August, September 2011 Issues
4. Zappos “More than shoes” -
Cosmopolitan July 2011 Issue
3. TSA Hair Search #1
CNN, July 2011
CNN, September 2011
and the #1 controversial advertisement/article featuring a woman (or man) with natural hair is…..
These advertisements were selected for a few reasons.
- They (Nivea, Zappos, and Newport) sparked conversation and dialogue about marketing strategies to blacks and women.
- Conversations about natural hair were happening in the mainstream media, and people were voicing their opinions on whether or not touching/searching someone’s hair was appropriate.
What’s in your Top 5?