Thursday, October 28, 2010
Watch your back, yes. And...maybe the History Channel?
The graphic above is a direct mail piece created by a marketing company working on behalf of North Carolina Legislator, Tim Spear.
I think the message is clear - Spear is a Democrat who's watching the "backs" of veterans.
Only these veterans are not veterans. They're WW2 reenactors. And they're not American reenactors but Germans. And, if we're being nit-picky, these Germans are fighting for Hitler.
Ah, Hitler. The man who exterminated millions and completely buzzkilled an easy-to-care-for mustache for the next six hundred years.
Of course, the marketing company is all over with the mea culpa's. But, how on earth do you apologize to a client for THIS?
Ad guy: "Hey. Spear dude! 'Sup?!"
Spear: "Uh...just working on trying keep my job. 'Sup with you?"
Ad guy: "Uh. We put Nazis on your postcard."
Spear: ----- (sfx of man faceplanting)
All in all, this error is a simple one. However, it does illustrate that no one at the firm bounced the concept off of anyone who knew anything about the Military...which is especially ironic considering the headline:
"In combat, you always want another soldier covering your back."
At least a soldier who isn't the freaking ENEMY. Oh well, maybe the Graphic Designer is a Republican. Or, for the geeks among us, a National Socialist.