Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Jape of the Century

An advertising firm called CreativeBank, in NZ, may have overstepped the line ,a bit.
An Auckland advertising agency has apologised for sending a letter to hundreds of people, including Prime Minister John Key, inviting them to try the drug P.
Attached to each letter was a bag of rock salt.
The agency, CreativeBank, said it was acting in support of the Stellar Trust and its anti-drug campaign.
Its letter, crudely written and purposely misspelled, said: "don't know if u ever tried P before but lots of Kiwis have and they cant get enough of it. its such awesomly mind-blowing stuff!
 And some killjoys took offence. 7 out of the 241 recipients complained but CrateredBank reckoned that they had it covered
He also gave the mailing list to police "so that if people called, their fears could be put to rest.
This has that 'Cool-Idea-At-The-Staff-Christmas-Party' feel to it.

10 comments:

Smut Clyde said...

Excuse me, Stellar Trust people. If you really want some social problem to be trivialised, then you should be hiring professionals, people who specialise in annoying random strangers. And we're probably cheaper than CreativeBunk.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

They shoulda sent it to Jane Salt and told her it's the most awesome condiment ever discovered by mankind.
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

How many tried the salt?

Substance McGravitas said...

I prefer rock salt to country and western salt.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

punk salt?

emo salt? That would probably be pepper...

Another Kiwi said...

Alt country salt for me.
I was wondering who might have tried it, I guess no one is going to go to the Consumer Protection Board about it.

Smut Clyde said...

He also gave the mailing list to police
who now know the names and addresses of 234 people who did not contact them upon receiving a sachet of drugs in the mail. Thanks, CreatureBank!

mikey said...

Many years ago, a younger version of mikey worked for an arrogant Berkeley yuppie lunatic at what was at the time the staid, buttoned-up Polaroid corporation. Said lunatic had an idea to send a product announcement to corporations and media that contained an actual, albeit drilled and emptied bullet. Potential consequences never having occurred to him, he further dug the hole by first doing it in secret, then proudly showing the piece (dropping that morning) to all.

That was at nine AM. The FBI and postal inspectors were there before ten. Hilarity ensued...

Capcha invites me to visit the holoparc

Another Kiwi said...

Priceless Mikey. Ah the holoparc is closed since all the holograms ate each other. HTF were we supposed to know?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

They never should have hired Erick Erickson.