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The Wise Men - Marketing Cynicism

By colin
My take on Christmas commercialism. The three pointed star holds such sway amongst consumers, that I felt the strap line could be used in a very cynical fashion,suggesting that if you didn't buy MB then you would be viewed as foolish.
I'm not suggesting for one minute that Mercedes-Benz would ever promote their brand in such a cynical way, but the minds of unscrupulous brand marketers just might!
Happy Christmas and enjoy spending !
Colin

Tags: Transport Cars Specialist and abstract Mercedes-benz Three pointed star E-class Humour and fun

Voters: PatrickSmith, Hoffy, John_Humphreys and 4 more


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VintageRed 17 15 1 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2006 8:10PM
Like the take on the subject.
Nick
redstag 17 100 15 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2006 8:13PM
Go easy on the marketeers, we have to make a living somehow, and some of us are OK!
Jon
colin 18 697 5 Scotland
20 Dec 2006 8:20PM
Thanks for the comments Nick & Jon.

Jon, notice I did say, 'unscrupulous'. Don't worry, not a dig at the good and dedicated guys,as I work in Sales and Marketing myself, for Mercedes-Benz Finance in actual fact, hence my caveat about MB per se. More a reflection of the commercialism that surrounds Christmas.
Not meaning to offend, unless you are one of the unscrupulous sorts in which case, shame on you !(lol)
Colin
redstag 17 100 15 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2006 8:25PM
OK, think I can give you a click then! LOL, superb image.
Jon
colin 18 697 5 Scotland
20 Dec 2006 8:30PM
Ah, the power of Private Messaging! :o)) Thanks for responding to my mail, Jon.
Colin
PatrickSmith 17 1.2k 2 United States
20 Dec 2006 8:41PM
Exploiting? Commercializing? I've never heard of such things. Especially at Christmas.....

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LOL

Have a great one Colin!

Patrick
colin 18 697 5 Scotland
20 Dec 2006 8:47PM
Thanks, Patrick. Much appreciated.
Colin
John_Humphreys 17 69 2 Ireland
21 Dec 2006 10:42PM
I love the humour Colin - happy Christmas. John
GeorgeRusky 16 1 4
22 Dec 2006 7:36PM
Interesting picture and the idea, Colin!
I like the way how you composed and colored the photo.
Description works well too.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!
Thank you for your comments and support in 2006!
George.

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