Bowling Alley Uses New York Times Ad Ban For Publicity Grab


Today's tempest in a teacup comes to us courtesy of NYC-based Frames Bowling Lounge which wants to make a big deal out of the fact the New York Times has pulled one of its ad banners because it's too racy.

The ad banner shows a woman lying on a pool table (because, of course, all women do this) along with the copy, "Gentleman, It's Playtime" (because, of course, all men understand hot blonds who lay on pool tables want to have sex).

Frames claims The Real Deal, New York Post and Village Voice are running the ad without complaint.

There was a time we'd trash the New York Times for being such a prude but this time around we applaud them for helping to rid the world of cheesy advertising with no redeeming qualities.


by Steve Hall    May-21-13   Click to Comment   
Topic: Newspaper