On the heels of Yoni's post on marketing and advertising blunders, I found this UNBELIEVEABLE item. It's almost too CRAZY to believe!

Let's call it "How to Do Irrepairable P.R. Damage to Your Company With Assinine and Idiotic Marketing Decisions!"





Comments


Written by robertbrady
4236 days ago

Either they weren't thinking or they went to one too many of those little princess beauty contests.



Written by saraib820
4236 days ago

Thanks for commenting Robert!

Yup, those little kids' beauty pageants and padded bras for 7 year-olds. They both go way too far in promoting the sexualization of those who would best be left to paly with their Barbie dolls, Snoopy Sno-Cone machines and enjoy their childhoods!

Rivkah



Written by saraib820
4237 days ago

Mark,

The only conclusion was they were NOT thinking! And yes, it is downright creepy!

Rivkah



Written by marcommark
4237 days ago

Creepy! Thanks for posting!



Written by saraib820
4237 days ago

David, BIZ, Ben & Braden,

Couldn't agree more, that's why I posted this gem of stupidity! Thanks for commenting,

Rivkah



Written by BIZvoter
4237 days ago

Stupid is as stupid does! (some guy named Gump)



Written by [email protected]
4238 days ago

Assuming parents make purchases for girls this age, it's frightening to think some might have bought them.



Written by BradenM
4238 days ago

Could it be the same brilliant marketing folks who think that child beauty pageants where young girls are madeup to look like adults is a great idea. Kids are growing up way too fast these days and the sad thing is they are getting plenty of support from parents, marketers and society!



Written by amabaie
4238 days ago

I had seen this story a couple weeks ago, I think. It's just one of those things that makes you shake your head...but there are so many things that do that to me that I don't think I can be surprised anymore.



Written by saraib820
4238 days ago

Devon and Shoshi,

Thanks for your comments! Thanks also for stating and voicing your revulsion at this story. I'm shocked that marketers don't seem to have a comittee where ideas are approved. If this company did, how could a board of directors approve such a product! Advice to all business owners: share your next marketiong idea with others. Get feedback and see if it is worthy, appropriate and suitable!

Rivkah



Written by ShoshFromJobShuk
4238 days ago

Nauseating and stomach turning! Glad they got the PR hell they deserve!

Shoshi



Written by 9devon9
4238 days ago

Rivkah, Thanks 4 letting us know you posted. This is SHOCKING and horrifying. There marketers should be fired~Devon



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