I know that the curious FlexiBus ad was mentioned on this site when it was launched – the one with the guy hopping out the window. I believe someone made the comment that it is strange that Action is marketing to adulterers… (although try as I might, I can’t find a link to that old thread).
Just came across this [Advertising Standards Bureau].
It appears some one took great offence to this ad, and complained that â€œthis is not an appropriate advertisement for a government organisation to show on television, especially at a time when children watch television. It is an immoral depiction that should have no place in any advertising.â€
But they got short shrift from the Advertising Standards Board, which states “The Board considered that in the context of prevailing community standards, the majority of people would find this advertisement humourous rather than offensive. The Board also noted that there was no overt indication that the person who entered the house was the womanâ€™s husband. The Board found that the depiction did not contravene the provisions of the Code relating to the portrayal of sex/sexuality/nudity.”
So there you go.