Forlorn.of.thee (fa'lo:n ŭv thē), p, my only strength and stay,forlorn of thee, whither shall I betake me, where subsist?
Paradise Lost by John Milton

Friday, July 23, 2010

Marketing 102 *

Darwin restaurant owner John Spellman started charging patrons $10 for wearing thongs. When a customer complained, he took a $10 note out of the register and said: "Buy yourself a hamburger". Nice!

He again appeared in the news accusing one woman of having "saggy tits" (for breast feeding a baby) and suggested another had a "floppy c...".


How about the Japanese chef offering a 30 per cent discount to patrons who eat all the food they had ordered adding "Please also note that vegetables and salad on the side are NOT decorations; they are part of the meal too". I'm sure business is booming.

Any publicity is good publicity, right?

Just how successful have those Tourism Australia adverts been? The one with Lara Bingle saying "Where the bloody hell are you?" or the happy - clappy "There's nothing like Australia"

Elizee stripping on Uluru? Sex sell, we all knew that!

* 101 previously used


Aurora said...

Unfortunatelly the mentality of the marketing people reflects the mentality of a great proportion of the consumers...

A tanned ass = Australia and the promise of sex. Yeah, right (rolls eyes)

The Chef probably got sick of certain behaviors. His restaurant, his choice.

Young Werther said...

Aurora, to be honest, Australia is a pretty boring place. We've got beaches and some wilderness, that's about it.

Give me Europe anyday! said...

What? He only wanted people who were dressed nicely in his establishment? Crazy.

Young Werther said...

Bren, I guess it's his restaurant...