Bad Marketing 101

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by stubeeef, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. stubeeef macrumors 68030

    stubeeef

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    I bet is hard being married to a gynecologist, but this company didn't help any! :eek:

    Don't want to be a field rep walking into some of these offices!
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    wow, some companies' marketing departments are really stupid, but thats really no big surprise is it?
     
  3. clayj macrumors 604

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    I still don't think this is as funny as when Electrolux decided to convert their favorite marketing slogan from Swedish to English without first consulting with anyone who spoke idiomatic colloquial English to see if it would be OK. The result:

    "Nothing sucks like an Electrolux."
     
  4. BubbaJones macrumors regular

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    Speaking of marketing genius... Has anyone heard the Cumberland Farms adds? "Come in to Cumby's". :eek: Link I tell ya, I'm not thinking of a convenience store when I hear that stupid add.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    LOL! I haven't heard "Cumby" in a long-ass-time! Ah how I miss New England.
     
  6. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    As it's not slang I'm familiar with and Google didn't help, care to enlighten us on what it sounds like to you? Apparently "Cumby's" is a pretty common expression in the area that has the stores.
     
  7. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    lol...

    Thats a GREAT Valentines day gift! How many people had to sleep on the couch THAT night??
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I would assume it's the sophomoric reference to male ejaculate?
     
  9. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    After receiving the second card the next day that told them that this company was promoting a product -I wonder how many of the gynecologists rushed out to buy said product.
     

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