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  • Tasteless Banner in Home Depot Farmingdale

    So just a little while ago I was in the Home Depot in Farmingdale, NY which sits right next to Republic airport. While I was checking out I glance up to a banner they have celebrating their store and noticed the rather interesting innuendo depicting a plane with flames coming out of the tail section nose diving towards the very same Home Depot outlined in the banner. Maybe it’s just me but do you see anything really stupid and tasteless about this banner? Oh when I asked for a manager the associates said “What kind of manager?” I responded one that can answer why a banner showing an airliner with flames from the tail is nose diving towards this very same Home Depot.” I really wanted to say something else but I try to be polite and respectful in my interactions with fellow humans. According to Home Depot they said the intent was to recognize the airport.

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    Sheer marketing genius! I wonder whether the store's GM got a bonus or promotion for such a 'cutting edge' banner?

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    • #3
      Mmmm, don't think it's just you Tommy... it's a bit like advertising holidays in Haiti with photographs of the earthquake aftermath.

      Looks like a piece of primary school handywork to me and, according to the reply you received, it isn't a 'sensitive' commemoration of a specific local event so you'd think someone would have guided the finished product with a little more common sense.

      Then again... common sense ain't as common as we might think
      Last edited by HB-IHC; 2010-07-17, 11:57. Reason: grammah, grammer, grandma



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      • #4
        I'm not sure I'd say tasteless as such (although I guess it is) but I'd certainly say very odd indeed. Why on earth would anyone want to show an aircraft in flames in such a circumstance?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by PMN View Post
          I'm not sure I'd say tasteless as such (although I guess it is) but I'd certainly say very odd indeed. Why on earth would anyone want to show an aircraft in flames in such a circumstance?
          A batch of 10 or 12 year old artists maybe?


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          • #6
            Originally posted by DAIRD View Post
            A batch of 10 or 12 year old artists maybe?
            I can confirm that.Except you would need to put in some tanks though.
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