Taste The Bush

Hard to imagine why an advert that invites you to “taste the bush” might generate complaints in the UK.

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Typically subtle Australian advertising

Just read this in Huffington Post and it made me cringe and smile. Not at the same time, that would have made me look like I was having a stroke.

Australian wine company Premier Estates decided to push their brand with an advert and social media campaign that was pretty much certain to generate some controversy. Heaven forbid what they might have chosen to do so as a way of getting a lot more bang for their buck. Why pay for advertising when you can get the UK´s Advertising Standards Authority and the media (and me) to do it for you?

The ASA received eight complaints and then climbed on their high horse and pontificated with their ruling against Premier Estates.

They said that most people watching the ad would interpret “taste the bush” “to be a reference to oral sex, particularly given that it was accompanied with the image of the wine glass positioned directly in front of the woman’s crotch.”They said that because of that “the ad presented the woman in a degrading manner,”.

They also ruled that people would understand the hashtag #TasteTheBush to be a double entendre that could refer to Australian wine or female genitalia. Surely not?

I asked my escorts in Marbella and my friends who are Ibiza escorts and they just laughed at how pompous we British can be sometimes. They were also amazed that eight people complaining can mean that the rest of the British people are not allowed to see something…except via social media, the newspapers…

Personally I think it is the great tradition of subtle Australian advertising as shown in the Holeproof “No Knickers” campaign…

And I shall be seeking out the fine but reasonably priced Premier Estates wines at the first opportunity.

Kisses

Ione x

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The Adult Industry Leads The Way

I have been saying for a long time that people have a fundamental misunderstanding of the adult industry. Rather than being seedy and filled with neanderthal perverts, it is a huge and technologically advanced sector.

This article from Business Insider gives a great analysis of how the porn and adult industry has led (and still leads) the way in everything from driving bandwidth requirements to payment gateways, subscription services and on-demand services and even interactivity in ways I am not even going to try and describe.

There is even an argument that the internet as we know it today wouldn´t exist without porn. I am quite sure that Google wouldn´t be the global force it is today without it´s effectiveness in handling searches like “sexy blonde dwarf” and “hot escorts Marbella“. Yet Google glass has recently banned porn and Google adwords will not publicise escort services. Despite the fact that escorts in Marbella or escorts in Ibiza are perfectly legal and not governed by the same insane laws and morality that apply to the US.

Porn alone is estimated as a $97 billion sector each year, before the rest of the adult industry is factored in.

SEO in escort services and porn is far more competitive than it is in most sectors. To get an escort site highly ranked in the right city is extremely hard, especially in one of the major markets. Getting a porn site to rank highly must be a ferociously hard task. For one of my sites for Marbella escorts to achieve a decent ranking took nearly four months of solid site and back-link building, and more than 15,000 backlinks of the right kind. Our friends marketing Ibiza escorts have a similar experience.

Building a highly ranked site for local real estate or flower delivery is much less competitive and simpler.

So, next time you type and click, before you feast your eyes and anything else, reflect for a moment on the hard work and tech savvy that made your viewing delight possible!

Kisses

Ione x

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