Crotchety paper has no love for vagina ad
First there were the River City Vagina Bagels of Ought-Seven. Now, just in time for V-Day, The Vagina Monologues has sparked another intriguing ad, one that’s apparently got the Seattle Times’s granny panties in a bunch. The ad was created by the National Council of Jewish Women’s Seattle office, which is co-sponsoring performances of Eve Ensler’s episodic play aimed at empowering women. But the Seattle Times reportedly refused to run the ad unless the vagina-heart artwork was altered — which the sponsors declined to do. As Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg points out in the Seattle Weekly’s coverage, the ad has been hanging as a poster in several area synagogues. I don’t want to tell the Seattle Times how to do its job, but when your ad policy is stricter than a house of worship’s, it might be time for a reality check. Via Romenesko.
—Posted by David Griner
- Would Yahoo or Facebook Make a Better Tumblr Parent?
- Gevalia Aims for a Buzzy Social Partying Weekend
- Modest Buzz for NewFront Content Based on Social Sharing Data
- Former Publicis COO Richard Pinder on Reimagining Global Networks
- Meet the Sleepy's Creative Finalists
- Yahoo Adding Tweets to Homepage
- Embattled Abercrombie CEO Backpedals on Exclusionary Comments
- NBCUniversal Expands Licensing Deal With Amazon
- Goodby, Silverstein Brings the Funny for YouTube's First-Ever Comedy Week
- Yahoo in Talks to Acquire Tumblr
- YouTube Star Tobuscus Forced Into Making Insane Musical Ad for Hot Pockets
- California Winery's Ads Pair the Product With Sex, Drugs and More Sex
- Teens Make Time for Digital and Traditional Media
- Obscure Direct Response Brands Dominate Facebook Chatter
- Microsoft Hammers Google in Leaked Parody of a Chrome Ad
- Ad of the Day: Getty Images
AdFreak is your daily blog of the best and worst of creativity in advertising, media, marketing and design. Follow us as we celebrate (and skewer) the latest, greatest, quirkiest and freakiest commercials, promos, trailers, posters, billboards, logos and package designs around. Edited by Adweek's Tim Nudd. Updated every weekday, with a weekly recap on Saturdays.