James Andrews, a VP at PR giant Ketchum, went to Memphis and didn't like what he saw. So he posted his opinion on Twitter:
Trouble is, Andrews was in Memphis to visit his client FedEx. Memphis is home to FedEx's headquarters. His comment on Twitter came to the attention of FedEx and Ketchum executives who are understandably angry.
No word yet as to whether Andrews is the dumbest PR guy in America or the dumbest ex-PR guy in America.
Typically, marketing managers freak when they hear that their product was used as a weapon during a domestic assault. I think we can forgive the folks at Cheetos for not being alarmed by this story. In fact, considering the popularity of snack foods among young people, a story like this might actually drive a spike in sales.
To counter recent claims that tasers may cause serious damage to those subdued by the electroshock guns, Taser International company executives volunteered to be tasered on film. Very compelling stuff. Click here to see the taser execs getting zapped.
I can't help but wonder why the footage of Kathy Hanrahan, the only female executive to be tasered on video, is so brief. Did Taser International think it would be improper to show a woman writhing on the floor in pain? Or did she lose control in some embarrassing way that resulted in her screen time being cut short?
KFC President Gregg Dedrick has written American Idol contestant Sanjaya Malakar (photo at left, in case you're one of the other three people who doesn't watch American Idol) an open letter offering the pop sensation wannabe a lifetime supply of KFC Famous Bowls if Malakar would don a bowl hairdo during one of his next nationally broadcast performances.
I don't watch American Idol, I sure as heck am not going to eat a KFC Famous Bowl (690 calories, 31 grams of fat -- 9 of them saturated and 4.5 grams of them trans fat), yet, I love this idea.
For the trouble it took Dedrick to write a letter and have it emailed all over the Internet, he's getting free national press.
And if Malakar actually does get a bowl haircut, what's the cost of a lifetime of KFC Famous Bowls compared with the publicity THAT would generate? Besides, with all that fat in the KFC Famous Bowls, the kid won't live long enough to eat too many of 'em, anyway.
This, by the way, is a KFC Famous Bowl. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.