Editor’s Column: U.S. Senate FCU Offers Lessons From the Silicone Beltway
Calling the ad in poor taste is doubly redundant. Of course, it’s going to rile the feminists, and if you’re known for being edgy, you can get away with it, like the Girls on Trampolines segment from “The Man Show” from Comedy Central in the early 2000s. U.S. Senate FCU is not “The Man Show.”
The blog’s analysis of this message is dead on. If you don’t like our marketing, tough ta-tas. While the credit union apologized for the imagery used in the ad, I haven’t seen anything promising the credit union will discontinue using it.
And the credit union’s apology in a letter to the editor of HuffingtonPost.com (published as a comment at the bottom of the story) was cold and inadequate. But as a result, an online petition calling for heads to roll and sensitivity training at U.S. Senate FCU was shut down.