What is it about a fragrance ad that makes brands feel they have to go over the top? Perfume commercials and print campaigns are always brimming with drama and often toe the line of perceived decency. And sometimes, the Advertising Standards Authority has decided, these brands just go too far. From downright porn-y shots to models that look just a bit too come-hither, scent industry ads have a history of getting pulled from the public's view.
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If you've recently been traveling underground in London, you've probably spotted a slimming milkshake advert on the escalators with the slogan: " Shake it! Suck it! Slurp it! Perhaps it's just an innocent advert about how to drink your milkshake, but it would be pretty naive to not at least consider the innuendo here.
French Connection Making the dream of x-ray vision a reality. Lee Jeans Well, that's one way to keep from getting popsicle juice on your shirt. Bulgari How cute is that little lion cub??!!
What does that mean? Is that Jonathan Vilma banned? Pete Rose banned? There is a saying in the advertising business, any publicity is good publicity. The more we talk trash, the more relevant they become.