Friday, April 18, 2008

Mexico-USA Map Pissed Americans

A Mexican advertising company by the name of Teran/TBWA used the map as shown on the left for Swedish Absolut Vodka's advertisement

The advertisement was shown in Mexico but as some Americans could pick up the TV signals too, they saw the advertisements.

Not that it was due to it being an alcohol related advertisement but more so the map that was used.

Here goes history lesson for the rest of the world. Americans who saw the advertised were pissed off by it as it showed Mexico's border eating into USA's land, nearly all the way to Canada. This map was not wrong but this was the scenario before the Mexican-American War of 1848. Forced to cancel the advertisement later on so as not to lose USA consumer market.

Hmmmmmmmmmm so, USA was conquered by the British and Mexicans before. In comparison, Malaysia was more complicated as it had the Indonesia, India, Thais, Portuguese, Dutch, British and the Japanese having a short stay too.
Tags: Swedish Absolut Vodka, Teran/TBWA, Alcohol Advertisement, Mexico, USA, Mexican-American War of 1848

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4 Comments:

Blogger Vincent Tan said...

Lol.. And why did they use the old map? Some kinda ad gimmick?

18 April, 2008 20:47  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

gatal punya pasal la. sendiri cari pasal.

19 April, 2008 00:49  
Blogger Zooropa said...

Yeah, like what u said then M'sia map will become piece & pieces here & there! hahaha...

Dora:)

20 April, 2008 09:57  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

tat's where we hav so many cultures and traditions in our country

20 April, 2008 16:19  

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