What does your name mean?

Fair warning: this is hard to watch. Children (and others) who are injured in war, pictured against the meaning of their names. As the AdAge commentary poignantly says; reflecting their parents hopes for them. The advertiser, called Emergency, is an Italian humanitarian NGO that provides medical and surgical help to victims of war, landmines and poverty. Ad by Ogilvy Italy.

Hallmark, Zola

So Zola, a wedding planning company, ran a pretty average ad on the Hallmark Channel. Because it featured two women kissing a US conservative lobby group, a Million Mums, petitioned Hallmark to remove it, which they did, thereby enabling the sort of backlash that gets you tens of millions of undeserved hits.

Not even a really good kiss if you ask me.

More detail, strictly optional.