The Boob Tube

"If one needed proof that the Woodstock generation has thrown in the towel, grabbed the money and ran, it is this: Bob Dylan's new Victoria's Secret ad," writes Advertising Age. In a similar vein, last week's "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Awards," organized by the nonprofit trade group Advertising Women of New York, criticized "Madison Avenue's complicity in stereotyping female consumers." The Wall Street Journal reported: "A recent survey of 138 marketers and ad executives found that 80 believed 'shockvertising' would increase the pressure for government regulation on the ad industry... still, no one expects edgy ads to disappear anytime soon." And a Beck's beer marketing executive responded to criticism by explaining that their advertising "celebrates women."