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Trojan’s ‘Condom Cab’ Stunt Might Not Make It Past City Hall

Trojan Safe RidesTrojan‘s promotional stunts just never seem to get off (yep, bad puns already) without a hitch. This time, the company’s Valentine’s Day plans have hit a road block.

Trojan arranged to have its fleet of three Safe Rides taxis pick up passengers in the Greenwich Village and New York University areas of New York City on the nights of February 14 and 15. Passengers would not only enjoy free rides to their love day destinations, but would also be quizzed on sexual-health topics on the way — because nothing gets couples in the mood like a thorough refresher course on VD (venereal disease, not Valentine’s Day. Try to keep up, people).

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to woo your date with a ride home in a condom cab, you may be out of luck. The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission says that neither the purveyor of prophylactics nor its PR company (Edelman) cleared the promotion–and the plans may violate regulations in the first place.

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No-Fun Boston Mayor Tries to Cancel Sex Toy Giveaway

If you live in Boston and hoped to pick up a free sex toy along with that food-truck crepe on your next trip through City Hall Plaza, you may be disappointed. Mayor Thomas Menino recently pushed Trojan to reconsider its plans to distribute dozens of Trojans Vibrations “personal pleasure devices” at the family-friendly location. Buzzkill! (Sorry, we had to.)

Menino’s property management czar, Michael Galvin, sent a letter urging Trojan’s marketing company, Massivemedia, to find a different location for its stimulating promotion. “I would tell you in the strongest terms allowable that I feel this is an inappropriate and irresponsible use for the plaza,” Galvin wrote. “City Hall Plaza provides access to City Hall for constituents from all walks of life including many families and children … I request that you find an alternative site for your product distribution.”

In other words: “Pretty please reconsider your completely legal plans to promote your brand in the public square. It makes us feel icky.”

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Crisis Averted: Free NY Sex Party Back on for Tonight!

We got your weiners right hereYou just can’t keep a good New Yorker down. Trojan’s brilliant plan to hand out 10,000 free “sexual enhancement devices” (read: vibrators) from hot dog carts located around NYC hit a bit of a snag yesterday when the city’s “No Toys for You!” buzz Nazis shut the Flatiron party down, demanding permits and citing crowd size concerns. But fear not, sexual explorers: The orgasmic two-day tour continues tonight, climaxing with a 5-7 PM giveaway in the heart of the Meatpacking District.

Straight-laced officials may have forced Trojan to cancel their nighttime giveaway on Wednesday and handed the New York Post another reason to scold Nanny Bloomberg with awful puns, but company reps now report that all is well and that the second wave of pleasure will happen as planned this evening. The latest news, via the company’s Facebook page, advises Gotham pleasure seekers to stop by the corner of 14th Street and 9th Avenue between 5 and 7 to pick up complimentary “intimate massagers” of the Tri-Phoria and Pulse varieties.

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