Thursday, May 08, 2014

HAPPY MEAL SWAG SIGNALS KANSAS CITY GIVING UP ON GOP CONVENTION 2016!!!



Kansas City fast food marketing signals that our local ad wizards are pretty much giving up on luring the GOP to town.

Take a look:

KC Biz Journal: Kansas City sends 'happy meals' to Republicans' spring meeting

Deets:

"Julie Sally, a spokeswoman for the task force leading the city’s convention bid, said the group is sending more than a hundred happy-meal-shaped gift boxes to members of the RNC in Memphis, Tenn., for the party’s spring meeting. She said the packages contain small, Kansas City-related mementos, including sweets from Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolates and treats from Three Dog Bakery Inc."

Thinking . . .



The Happy Meal reference is kind of tragic given how much Kansas City hates McDonald's and protests against them for a living wage constantly.



Also . . . A Happy Meal is for kids . . . This marketing gimmick forgets that Kansas City his home to the "blitz box" which is a much better local tribute to fast food culture and could hold more local merch.

Either way . . . Fast food stunts are usually the last resort of burned out corporate creative types and I'm almost guessing that this lame idea came from a tragic brain storming session wherein among white people who thought too much about the fast food antipathy of First Lady Michelle Obama and imagined that contrasting that view would "shift the paradigm."



Instead . . . Kansas City marketing proved, vapid, generic and run-of-the-mill for a party that nobody in this town really wants.

Developing . . .

18 Comments:

Anne St. Peter said...

There's no problem in this town that can't be fixed by a Global Prairie contract!

Anonymous said...

Shoulda sent hookers

Anonymous said...

The hypocrisy of TKC and the LaRaza Convention vs. the GOP Convebtion proves everyone can be racist.

Anonymous said...

Should have sent them Artisanal Chocolates shaped like handguns and oil rigs early in the game.

Anonymous said...

I'm not going to waste my time watching it but I think it's funny being Maddow is a 1%er with tax and investment advisers, probably some shelters here and there.

The Dem hypocrisy is astounding.

Anonymous said...

The Blitz Box = McDonald's single serving meal for obese customers

Anonymous said...

The only thing more disgusting than the "food" in the packaging of that last photograph is the hellish demon BEAST emblazoned upon it.

Anonymous said...

That looks like an official Mickey D's conundrum. Where can I get one of those???

Anonymous said...

McDonald's doesn't really hand out condoms. If you eat their food regularly, you won't need one cuz you won't be able to get it up.

Anonymous said...

There is a Kansas City connection with the Happy Meal. It was invented by Bob Bernstein back when Bernstein-Rein was McDonald's ad agency.

Anonymous said...

Why in the hell would the Repos want to come to kc with rampant negro killings, Cleaver, Sly, Forte and Airwick run government and a con artist buckdancin psuedo crime fighter lurking behind the scenes for a Tony puff at any moment.

Anonymous said...

Should have sent some Socks101 as well.

Everything this city does feels like satire.

P Bear said...

More of that brillian Hipster marketing...probably led by Jason Grill and his sock puppets.

P Bear said...

3:18 just read your rant and swallowed half a tall Jack on the rocks.

That's a great comment.

Anonymous said...

They have a sign at the drive thru at McDonald that says ASK FOR CONDIMENTS. You fill one of those and you have a gay happy meal.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry. Global Prairie blows all the GOPers. ck has this in the bag.

Anonymous said...

McDonald's condiments are sold for the prevention of disease only. Says so on the machines in the restroom.

Anonymous said...

Actually 3:11, Bob Bernstein didn't invent the Happy Meal. His partner, Skip Rein, did. Bob just scarfed up the credit, as usual.