Virgin Mobile uses Spitzer as a marketing “tool”

Virgin Mobile turns Spitzer woes into ad copy

Virgin has always been doing these kinda things, ganging up on their competition or picking on poor politicians. Hey, at least they always worked.

Virgin Mobile Canada knows how frustrated people can get with the lack of personalized service these days. Faster than Eliot Spitzer could say, “Um, oops,” the company came out with a print ad that features the newly former New York governor, aka Client #9, musing as follows under a thought bubble: “I’m tired of being treated like a number…”

[via] cnet

5 Responses to Virgin Mobile uses Spitzer as a marketing “tool”

  1. Studio Equipment says:

    Simply amazing timing, and what an impact it will have on customers. Great advertising.

  2. Gatlinburg TN Real Estate says:

    Awesome. Advertising is advertising. I am sure they will get alot of flack for the ad but so what. Is there really such a thing as playing fair anyway…

  3. cynicman says:

    Ironically, the client doesn't call the shots once you sign the contract… I fought for two and a half months to get my phone sorted out… eventually had to go to the South African Communications Authority.

    Virgin never returns phone calls or follows up on problems… their attitude was that you signed for a contract… not for a working contract.

    Virgin in UK had the attitude that Virgin in SA was in no way related or connected to Virgin UK. They just let a strange entity use their logo and branding… oh, and they link them on the website… I wonder if O2 would let me do the same with their branding?

    Take my money Virgin, cos on 31st March 2011 I will be making my last call with you!!!

    Moral: Don't do business with a company called Virgin… they are truely virgin at customer service.

  4. cynicman says:

    Ironically, the client doesn't call the shots once you sign the contract… I fought for two and a half months to get my phone sorted out… eventually had to go to the South African Communications Authority.

    Virgin never returns phone calls or follows up on problems… their attitude was that you signed for a contract… not for a working contract.

    Virgin in UK had the attitude that Virgin in SA was in no way related or connected to Virgin UK. They just let a strange entity use their logo and branding… oh, and they link them on the website… I wonder if O2 would let me do the same with their branding?

    Take my money Virgin, cos on 31st March 2011 I will be making my last call with you!!!

    Moral: Don't do business with a company called Virgin… they are truely virgin at customer service.

  5. cynicman says:

    Ironically, the client doesn't call the shots once you sign the contract… I fought for two and a half months to get my phone sorted out… eventually had to go to the South African Communications Authority.

    Virgin never returns phone calls or follows up on problems… their attitude was that you signed for a contract… not for a working contract.

    Virgin in UK had the attitude that Virgin in SA was in no way related or connected to Virgin UK. They just let a strange entity use their logo and branding… oh, and they link them on the website… I wonder if O2 would let me do the same with their branding?

    Take my money Virgin, cos on 31st March 2011 I will be making my last call with you!!!

    Moral: Don't do business with a company called Virgin… they are truely virgin at customer service.

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