April 16, 2009

2 idiots + YouTube = serious brand damage to Domino's.



The new risks of social media.

20 comments:

Mr. Forward said...

"Don't want to discuss it
I think its time for a change
You may get disgusted
And think I'm strange
In that case I'll go underground
Get some heavy rest
Never have to worry
About what is worst and what is best

Oh oh domino
Roll me over romeo
There you go
Lord have mercy
I said oh oh domino
Roll me over romeo
There you go
Say it again
I said oh oh domino
I said oh oh domino

There's no need for argument
There's no argument at all
And if you never hear from him
That just means he didn't call
Or vice versa
That depends on where ever you're at
And if you never hear from me
That just means I would rather not

I said oh oh domino
Roll me over romeo
There you go
Lord have mercy
I said oh oh domino
Roll me over romeo
There you go
Say it again
Oh oh domino
I said oh oh domino."

Van Morrison

EDH said...

On the bright side, at least this does not preclude these two from becoming national civil rights leaders.

jeff said...

o me, the most interesting part is just what did they think would happen?

"Ms. Hammonds apologized to the company in an e-mail message Tuesday morning. “It was fake and I wish that everyone knew that!!!!” she wrote. “I AM SOO SORRY!”
Bullshit. But the big question is with all this publicity and the lawsuit and everything, how in the world in Jeremy/michael/luckyoldson ever going to get another job?

Pogo said...

This isn't a 'risk of social media' , really.

It's merely evidence that a significant number of people in the US no longer have any basic morals.

Society, from trade to services to being neighbors to government, is based in large part on trust.

Lacking any moral basis, there can be no trust that you will 'do the right thing'.

I blame John Dewey, for starters.

Bissage said...

It matters not that this video has been exposed as a prank as it remains my most firmly held belief that Bubble Yum contains spider eggs.

Tibore said...

""Ms. Hammonds apologized to the company in an e-mail message Tuesday morning. “It was fake and I wish that everyone knew that!!!!” she wrote. “I AM SOO SORRY!”"Let's see... they did something disgusting on video, put it out there for millions to see... and they didn't figure there'd be some negative fallout? WTF?? Does no one get the concept of "cause" and "effect" anymore?? I'm tellin' ya, the educational system has failed this country. Idiots like these two who could not draw simple logical conclusions about their acts are proof of it.

Pogo said...

"Does no one get the concept of "cause" and "effect" anymore??"

See 'John Dewey' above.

Jason said...

TITUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11!!!!1!!!!!!111!!!

Peter V. Bella said...

I am with Pogo, but I will go further. Instead of technology making people more intelligent, it has made them or makes them act more and more stupid. The whole interactive and networking world is being populated by the offspring of Mortimer Snerd.

Peter V. Bella said...

What was so offensive about the Motrin ad?

Christy said...

Think these two voted in the last election?

Peter V. Bella said...

I.B.O.

Laura(southernxyl) said...

"What was so offensive about the Motrin ad?"

Er, that it was stupid? And that it made having a baby to care for look like a painful experience?

William said...

Don't trust anyone over the age of thirty--especially if they are in the food prep business.

Big Mike said...

Every once in a while I get to be sorry about the Constitutional prohibition of "cruel and unusual punishments." I can think of some punishments that these two wouldn't enjoy very much but which would be very appropriate.

(Though Titus might ...) :-)

(Humming a few bars from "The Mikado.")

Revenant said...

It's merely evidence that a significant number of people in the US no longer have any basic morals.

Video evidence of 0.00000065% of the US population doing something is "evidence that a significant number of people in the US no longer have any basic morals"?

It would seem more significant that these two's behavior was unusual enough to actually garner national attention.

Pogo said...

"It would seem more significant that these two's behavior was unusual enough to actually garner national attention."

I don't find the behavior unusual in the least. The only thing odd about it was getting caught.

In my little town "hot" robberies were unheard of. Now they are a frequent event.

Cops are routinely placed at high school dances because of regular fights. Never happened 15 years ago.

There's more, but you get the point.

Revenant said...

Cops are routinely placed at high school dances because of regular fights. Never happened 15 years ago.I'll certainly believe that nobody thought of calling the cops to break up high school fights 15 years ago, but if you're saying the fights didn't HAPPEN 15 years ago then you went to a much nicer high school than anyone I know. :)

In any event, juvenile crime rates have been trending downwards for over thirty years now.

fav.or.it said...

This is an example how idiots can ruin our business with stupid acts like this. Grow up !!!

sent from: fav.or.it

peter hoh said...

What's the solution? How about live-feed from every Domino's prep kitchen? With a few technological improvements, you can watch your food being made.