Ashley Madison Is Still Trying To Advertise In The Sports World

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Back in August, it was ESPN that decided to put a kibosh on a set of ads from the controversial dating service that promotes infidelity, and now the NFL has an important decision to make regarding Ashley Madison. According to TMZ, the company is trying to advertise in the Official Super Bowl program....

They've unsuccessfully tried to hook up Katie Holmes and had their billboard taken down in NYC, but now the lovely folks at everyone's favorite extra-marital dating website, AshleyMadison.com, are getting in on some Super Bowl action.

The controversial online site for married peeps is advertising in the official 2009 Super Bowl program and submitting this subtle ad -- featuring an oiled up, busty chick straddling the pigskin -- to the NFL for approval.
Again, it's the NFL's choice as to what ads they allow in their publication, but don't expect the website to go quietly if the NFL tells them no. Last go around they tried to come up with a double standard angle comparing the ads to alcohol and tobacco commercials, and while frivolous on the surface, it does bring up an interesting argument.

Dating Site for Cheaters Scores (TMZ)
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Posted by Awful Announcing- at 4:13 PM

11 Comments:

BUCK FUTTER!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...
Nov 6, 2008, 4:39:00 PM  

Ashley Madison appears to have been SAVED BY ZERO!

GMoney said...
Nov 6, 2008, 5:15:00 PM  

What does Katie Holmes have to do with this?

Anonymous said...
Nov 6, 2008, 8:08:00 PM  

Minus the whole argument of what the website promotes, which I don't agree with at all, let's look at the business end of this.

The NFL is a private business, and they sell advertising to generate revenue. If they tell Ashley Madison to stick it, then they are fully within their legal rights to do so. Madison's president can bitch and complain all he wants, but he is selling a very controversial product.

On a completely different note, one has to wonder about the losers who belong to that website. If you are actively seeking out an affair, what does that say about your character and your committment to another person?

Brian said...
Nov 6, 2008, 8:34:00 PM  

I agree with Brian, if you click on AA's link to the last time he posted this, you'll find that 2.2 million people have joined this. 2.2 MILLION!!! I guess life really is short enough for an affair....

JFein said...
Nov 6, 2008, 10:48:00 PM  

I bet all those Viagra ads are gonna keep running.

Anonymous said...
Nov 7, 2008, 5:20:00 AM  

If the NFL rejects this, I commend them. It's intriguing that they air jacked-up Cialis and Viagara ads however.

Brad James said...
Nov 7, 2008, 1:49:00 PM  

If the NFL has no problem with endless commercials pitching penis medicine, then why not an ad for AM? Its not something I would do, but if the NFL allows sex to sell beer and medicine, then why wouldn't they allow something like this? Although you can picture all of the momments of silence between spouses after one of these ads run during the game. Awkward.

MikeT said...
Nov 7, 2008, 6:16:00 PM  

If the NFL has no problem with endless commercials pitching penis medicine, then why not an ad for AM? Its not something I would do, but if the NFL allows sex to sell beer and medicine, then why wouldn't they allow something like this? Although you can picture all of the momments of silence between spouses after one of these ads run during the game. Awkward.

MikeT said...
Nov 7, 2008, 6:16:00 PM  

My husband went to ashleymadison.com and made an account, and I knew about it thanks to a KeyLogger i bought from ProofPronto.com. Men will cheat, we just have to be one step ahead of them, always.

Tania said...
Nov 14, 2008, 8:48:00 AM  

FYI, The Super Bowl committee has rejected this ad, but suprisingly has not made an announcement about it.

A bulletin board I belong to wrote in thousands of e-mails/letters and we have received responses from at least two of the contacts that this will NOT be run.

Here's one of the e-mails I received:
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An employee of this company offered an advertisement in the 2009 Super Bowl program publication based on a serious misunderstanding of the nature of the business seeking the advertising space and the advertising content that would be run.

Upon learning of the true nature of the business seeking to place advertising and hearing of reports related to the advertising copy that would be submitted in the future (but had not yet been submitted to us), we promptly exercised our right to rescind the order and reject the advertisement.

Therefore, please rest assured that issues expressed in your correspondence are now moot and that this advertiser will not have its advertising run in the 2009 Super Bowl program. We share your concerns and we have acted promptly to address them.

Very Truly Yours,

Andrew Pettit
Public Relations Officer

Anonymous said...
Nov 17, 2008, 4:23:00 PM  

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