Monday, February 02, 2009

I asked a 'swanky' Marketing Director about Michael Phelps!

This person has quite a resume for they have worked in fashion, film and publishing. When I got her on the phone, here are the questions I asked: If you were a Marketing Director for these three companies: Kellogs, Dolce & Gabbana, McDonalds what would you do with Michael Phelps if he was a paid endorser? (Note this is his second substance abuse issue during two Olympic periods.)

These are her answers:

Kellogs: "Everything would be on hold for awhile and I would be sweating the whole time."

Dolce & Gabbana:
I would rush and have a double-truck spread created; (two page ad), with Phelps laying down in a bed of gigantic pot leaves after a night of partying" [in a Dolce & Gabbana tuxcedo]

"McDonalds is so W**** T**** I wouldn't sweat it at all."

Makes you wonder who is more screwed up, Michael Phelps or the marketing director. ;-)

If the satirical photo above offends anybody, I will take it down; just call or write me.


John Craig said...

The photo is not offensive at all, I find it quite clever.

swimlappy said...

such a sad situation...funny pic though haha

Anonymous said...

Offended? I'm offended he hogged the bong and didn't pass it this way

Tony Austin said...

Ok anonymous, I guess I have to take it down then. ;-)

Tony Austin said...

I had to take the photo down. Every time I looked at it I felt bad.