Ashley Madison Denied Super Bowl Program Spot

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I mentioned awhile back that "cheating" website Ashley Madison was trying to get its hands on a spot in the official Super Bowl program, and that the chances weren't very likely. Well today, Darren Rovell is reporting that the NFL not only blocked the company from advertising, but they didn't even take the time to look at the ad itself....

Officials for the dating Web site said that they were approached and they signed a six-figure contract for the ad with PSP Sports, which creates and sells ads in many official programs for sporting events.

But we've just learned that, even in this economy, not everything is fair game.

Noel Biderman, CEO of AshleyMadison.com, told CNBC that his ad was eventually rejected and was specifically told that the company wouldn't be allowed to advertise in any NFL game program until the end of time.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said that no one in the league office actually ever saw the ad. "After realizing what the site was, the sales rep called back and told the company there was a mistake and that his company could not sell an ad to the site."
Biderman is once again calling foul, and stating that allowing alcohol related ads and not his company's is "hypocritical". I would tell the guy to give it up, but he's bringing about more press towards his company every time they get nixed from a program. Last year it was the Final Four and this year it's the hype surrounding the Super Bowl.

Cheating Site Denied Ad In Super Bowl Program (CNBC: Sports Biz)

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JFein said...
Jan 14, 2009, 3:35:00 PM  

The comparison to alcohol ads is completely ridiculous. They clearly tell you to "please drink responsibly." Is it even possible to responsibly cheat on your spouse?

Keep the Ashley Madison updates coming, AA, they're always hilarious to read.

/Wonders what would happen if they were granted a slot in the Super Bowl.

JFein said...
Jan 14, 2009, 3:35:00 PM  

i hope we get more of those racist SalesGenie ads this year.

-dan

-dan said...
Jan 14, 2009, 3:52:00 PM  

First Madoff's defense saying that even thought he was found with 173 millions $$$$ in his desk there's no proof he didn't intend to give it back to investors and now this!!!!! is this the good laughs hour or what? Fun / crazy stuff all around :) Thanks AA.

Yann

Yann said...
Jan 14, 2009, 4:10:00 PM  

With the slogan that they use, Bill Belichick should be their poster child.

GMoney said...
Jan 14, 2009, 4:15:00 PM  

And that would be "Bill Hoodiecheat" GMoney. After all, the only bowl program that Ashley Madison should advertise in would be the Lingiere Bowl.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 14, 2009, 10:21:00 PM  

The only problem is getting a professional athlete to endorse the product. Nobody is gonna buy them needing extra help when it comes to infidelity. It would be like Lance Armstrong endorsing performance enhancing drugs...oh wait, never mind.

Anonymous said...
Jan 15, 2009, 12:52:00 AM  

First the Playboy party skips town, then the Lingerie Bowl won't get any security from the city, now this. For a city known for it's scrip (sic, thanks PacMan) clubs and debauchery (even been to Gasparilla?), Tampa's sure taking a moral high ground...or at least trying to...

Anonymous said...
Jan 15, 2009, 7:24:00 AM  

I have to imagine the guy knows he's never going to get a Super Bowl ad but he's actually saving himself millions of dollars and still getting decent publicity. I mean, the only way I would have ever heard of this site is this blog post.

This man is a genius.

Ed James said...
Jan 15, 2009, 11:22:00 AM  

I love how skanks always have difficulty promoting their products and claiming double standard impropriety. Adultery is a bit worse than drinking.

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