The ironic death tourism pitch

Geddit? You'll find some excellent spoofs of this poster at Political Scrapbook

Kudos to excellent politics blog Political Scrapbook for continuing to cover the insensitive advertising campaign for tourism in Tunisia (an example above, taken from the blog). I despair: some dim advertising creative said, “Hey lets subvert the 219 deaths and years of torture and stuff by making it, you know, funny”. And then some equally dim executives approved them.

Is there now nothing that we consider inappropriate as a way to sell things? If any of you clever kids in the sales business thinks this is ok, please explain below.

1 Response to “The ironic death tourism pitch”

  1. 1 Tunsia report July 29, 2011 at 9:17 am

    I am TUNSIAN and I love these ads so hush u over thinking and thoughtful brits. If TUNISIANs like the advert its FINE to keep them up!!!
    Yes they may remind us minutly of the past , our struggle and hardshop but in them we can greatly see hope and light that tourism may yet again prosper in our beloved country :D.

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