Stationary brand Bic South Africa received an instant backlash on social media after it posted on its Facebook page an image of a woman in a suit with her arms folded across her chest, next to this message:
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Branding and Advertising Expert Andy Rice, who looked at whether or not topical advertising works.
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These companies are trying to attach the narrative of a separate event to their brands.— Andy Rice (branding and advertising expert )
I can’t understand the Bic advertisement! It’s a shocking commentary on their strategic capabilities. It’s a weird and wonderful piece of bad branding.— Andy Rice (branding and advertising expert )
When topical advertising works it works very well.— Andy Rice (branding and advertising expert )
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