Friday, July 17, 2009

Free AK-47 comes standard...

As a marketing professional, I'll admit that some campaigns are better than other campaigns.

Over at Advertising Is Good For You, I saw this ad for Max Motors in Butler, MO.

Buy a truck get a free AK-47?!?!

What happened to the innocent days of Ray Adams' "free diamond necklace with a test drive"?

I don't think that I have ever seen a more irresponsible promotion in my entire life. Click thru to Max's website to check out the nifty gun-totin' graphic.

This idiot needs to win a Clio for "Shitiest Advertising Idea Ever Created"


Kate said...

Oh my goodness, this is horrible!!

scrappysue said...

i'm still getting over the size of the car? haven't these car manufacturers learnt ANYTHING in the past year?

Marketing Mama said...

Dude - that's crazy and crazy funny at the same time. At first I thought they must be in Texas. Nope.

Looks like they got a TON of media coverage though.

Tooj said...

Did you know this isn't the first time he's given away gun vouchers for purchases? He did it for pistol voucher costs awhile back. :) GO MISSOURI! (okay, I'll stop. Promise. I live there, but I'm a KS girl. It's hard to embrace the other side of the "line". LOL)