Nothing is more essential to crisis communications than an idiot to create the crisis…
Rev. Dickie had that item yesterday about the Lululemon co-founder who observed, on national TV, that yoga pants don’t work for all women. Ask your doctor if spandex is right for you, huh? I guess we now know why he’s the former CEO.
He’s not the only biz genius out there shooting himself in the balls, though. Check these:
Ummm. Wait – they actually tweeted this? Sweet hell. Okay, they fired the agency and/or the person responsible for this small miscalculation, but the real question is how the hell whoever thought it up got a job in the first place.
Then there was this one, a case of really, really, REALLY losing sight of who your audience is.
– The magazine’s editor has apologized for a contributing editor’s column that broached the topic of limits on firearms.
Hopefully you weren’t sipping a hot beverage at the moment you turned to the back page of your December issue of Guns & Ammo. You probably would have done a spit-take.
Printed on the mag’s hallowed Backstop page is an editorial titled, “Let’s Talk Limits.” It touts gun regulations.
Yes, you read that right. The editorial suggests that gun regulations would not equal infringement of the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Guess how several readers reacted.
If you said “in total agreement,” you’d be very wrong.
Okay, there has to be an explanation. NOBODY is this stupid Ah, here it is:
“I thought it would generate a healthy exchange of ideas on gun rights.”
Hoo, boy. Can’t…breathe….
Ahem. Yeah, that’s what the guns ‘n ammo crowd is famous for – healthy exchanges of ideas.
So there you go. If you were feeling bad about yourself, you can now head into the weekend knowing that there are at least two or three folks out there who are not only dumber than you, they’re dumber than a sack of hair.