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Old 04-06-2008, 09:49 AM   #1
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Default An Absolut world...

Boycott Absolut. This ad, even though it only ran in Mexico, disgusts me.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lapl...-reconque.html
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:52 AM   #2
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Default Re: An Absolut world...

Yet another reason I hate the media.
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:07 AM   #3
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Default Re: An Absolut world...

Unfortunately, it really isn't all that far off the mark as to the way things actually are. Besides, I don't drink vodka anyway.
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:43 AM   #4
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Default Re: An Absolut world...

I rarely drink vodka. I have a bottle here for the occasional screwdriver.
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I thought it was funny.
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:10 AM   #6
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The ad is probably very effective, and mildly amusing. What ticks me off is the ad executive who says Americans "wouldn't get it" because they don't know that much history. (Unless you livei n Texas).

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Ucedo, who is from Argentina, said: “Mexicans talk about how the Americans stole their land, so this is their way of reclaiming it. It’s very relevant and the Mexicans will love the idea.”

But he said that were the campaign to run in the United States, it might fall flat.

“Many people aren’t going to understand it here. Americans in the East and the North or in the center of the county -- I don’t know if they know much about the history.

“Probably Americans in Texas and California understand perfectly and I don’t know how they’d take it.”
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As far a a boycott, to each his own, but it doesn't seem that big a deal to me.
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:47 AM   #7
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the company has apologized for the add. Guess they realize that if Americans boycott their stuff, they may lose millions.
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Stoli is better anyway.
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LOL...well, they've got a Steelers fan forum talking about their product. They got what THEY wanted :)
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Not quite... I highly doubt I'll ever buy their product again. I have in the past.
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