Random sodomy references are rare in B2B advertising, but it happens once in a while. This time, a British company promised to keep people from hacking into your business phone system by showing a woman wrapped in chains with an “Access Denied” sign on her bottom. This was beyond the pale, according to my old friends at the Advertising Standards Authority, which has banned the ad on the grounds that it could cause “serious offense.” The company claims that three of its female employees were OK with it—always a good comeback. Hopefully they’ll be more careful and respectful the next time they attempt to sneak crude sexual innuendo through the back door.
—Posted by David Kiefaber