Saturday, April 05, 2008

Boycott Absolut

Above is a picture of Absolute Vodka's latest ad campaign in Mexico. I am not sure why it is in English. According to Favio Ucedo, creative director of leading Latino advertising agency Grupo Gallegos in the U.S., “Mexicans talk about how the Americans stole their land, so this is their way of reclaiming it. It’s very relevant and the Mexicans will love the idea.”

I imagine they will.

Boycott Absolut--friends don't let friends drink it. If you have some in your home, do host a spur of the moment party this weekend to get it out of your cupboards and to spread the word!

Update: If you're doing any spring cleaning, you might as well get rid of these other libations from parent company Pernod Ricard.


Anonymous FIRE Coalition said...

The official Boycott has begun. FIRE Coalition, the largest, grass-roots organization fighting illegal immigration has launched as part of the project. The boycott represents all of the organizations in the coalition and their outrage at Absolut’s ad campaign. Today, they were featured on Neil Cavuto’s Your World on Fox News Channel

Apr 7, 2008, 10:44:00 PM  
Blogger K said...

"Absolut said the ad was designed for a Mexican audience and intended to recall "a time which the population of Mexico might feel was more ideal."

Ideally what? A giant Weed & Cocaine plantation?

The Mexicans have moved north to Uncle Sam to escape Mexican corruption and poverty.

Apr 8, 2008, 11:20:00 AM  
Blogger K said...

Eurotrash Absolut's ad invited a boycott

Apr 8, 2008, 11:21:00 AM  
Blogger Publia said...

Thanks for stopping by. It appears that Absolut is pulling the ad that never should have emerged from some wacky advertising brainstorming session. It's a shame that there had to be serious talk about a boycott to convince Absolut that the ad is a very, very bad idea.

Apr 9, 2008, 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the rest of the world should boycott products from the US becourse they are stealing oil in the middle east? You're beeing childish with the Absolute ad, grow up!

Aug 10, 2009, 5:23:00 AM  

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