While reading Avid Life Media’s press release about the departure of Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman, I noticed a strange banner ad for the massively-hacked adultery site:
See what all the fuss is about. Ashley Madison. Join Free
Umm.. if I wanted to know what all the fuss was about, I would read one of the thousands of media reports about how the site was hacked and its database of user details released onto the internet. Or, if I was really curious, I might go to a torrent site to download the database for myself.
But I don’t think they have found the most convincing reason in the world to join Ashley Madison.
Maybe Ashley Madison’s marketing department would do better to try to build trust with a user base that must surely have had its confidence in the company massively shaken by the security breach, rather than running such an ill-advised pitch for new business.
They might also want to move away from their (now-familiar) image of a woman with a finger to her mouth saying “Shhh”, as if to imply some level of secrecy.
Just an idea.Further reading:
- Ashley Madison's leaked database available for download - read this first
- Ashley Madison blackmailers now sending threats via US postal system
- Here's what an Ashley Madison blackmail letter looks like
- Now it's Ashley Madison wives who are receiving blackmail letters
- 'Bring me the head of the AC/DC-loving Ashley Madison hacker'
- Suicide and Ashley Madison
- Ashley Madison: Betting site offers odds on who will be exposed
- 'Yes. I was a member of the Ashley Madison website. But I wasn’t there to cheat on anyone'
- Ashley Madison hack could expose 37 million 'cheating dirtbags'
- No Ashley Madison, you weren't burgled by terrorists
- Ashley Madison users warned of password risk
- Cracked Ashley Madison passwords consistent with years of poor security
- Post-hack, Ashley Madison offers members full and free account deletion
- Don't judge Ashley Madison users too quickly, their accounts may be fake
- Just who is joining the Ashley Madison website?
- Fembots land Ashley Madison in hot water with the FTC
- Ashley Madison's marketing department clearly didn't get the memo
- Ashley Madison: Further thoughts on its aftermath
- Ashley Madison hack claims another victim: Its CEO
- Ashley Madison slammed with $1.6 million fine for devastating data breach