counterfeit cars?
March 23, 2005 10:30 AM   Subscribe

At the CCC, we're dedicated to putting an end to the victimization associated with purchasing a counterfeit MINI Cooper.
posted by tomplus2 (19 comments total)
I (heart) the marketing agency for BMW's Mini.
posted by cavalier at 10:32 AM on March 23, 2005

This reminds me of a softdrink. But I can't for the life of me remember what it's called.
posted by Mayor Curley at 10:40 AM on March 23, 2005

They're marketing agency is pretty dang inventive. This domain is apparently owned by an individual who put his apartment number in public view on the domain name registry. Could still be viral marketing of course.

posted by spock at 10:49 AM on March 23, 2005

Why do I never see mistakes until the moment I hit submit?
posted by spock at 10:50 AM on March 23, 2005

I don't even want to read it it's so twee marketing...
posted by anthill at 10:51 AM on March 23, 2005

posted by koeselitz at 10:52 AM on March 23, 2005

Yes. We must teach those ad agencies that we desire only traditional non-humorous advertising! This sort of behavior must not be encouraged, for the good of all on the planet.

(Best page on the site.)

posted by spock at 10:57 AM on March 23, 2005

Note to self: spock may be tomplus2 sock puppet.
posted by spock at 11:01 AM on March 23, 2005

Does it vibrate?

Also, hasn't this been posted before?
posted by delmoi at 11:05 AM on March 23, 2005

posted by delmoi at 11:08 AM on March 23, 2005

Ahhh, that was a refreshing soda. Next?
posted by fenriq at 11:20 AM on March 23, 2005

Err, spock? When was the last time you calibrated your hokum detector array? This is blatantly a viral piece. There were even TV commercials.

I so totally want a T-shirt with the CCC logo on it. However, a few months ago when this was making the rounds they were offering stickers in exchange for a SASE. I can't remember if I ever sent those off or not. Actually, I think the free stickers were only offered on the broadcast TV commercial. I only saw the commercial once, and it was either on the Cartoon Network or Sci-Fi channel. I can state that with authority because those are the only two channels I'll hold still for, and anything else sends me screaming from the room woefully holding my head and searching for tinfoil to wrap it in.

I could give a fucked rat on a stick about the viral, though. I'm not planning on buying any cars any time soon. Much less a brand new car off a dealer's lot - brand new cars are for tools who'd be better off taking half the immediate off-lot resale devaluation and blowing it on hookers and coke. Even less likely am I going to purchase a brand new Mini. Especially now that I'm all confused and worried about buying a counterfeit one on accident. I don't think they even make those in my size anyway, which is something on the order of a slightly stunted Wookie. Grrraar!
posted by loquacious at 11:42 AM on March 23, 2005

cute viral marketing

Here's a surefire way to determine it's counterfeit: IT RUNS

mini's have lots of complaints about quality. They're cute, but hardly worth the cost
posted by inthe80s at 11:42 AM on March 23, 2005

inthe80s, Mini Scores High in Reliability by Consumer Reports.
posted by matildaben at 12:43 PM on March 23, 2005

Oh ho ho ho ho I liked this. The size comparisons are the best.
posted by dougunderscorenelso at 12:50 PM on March 23, 2005

I first saw this on TV. The ad looked genuine. Really well done, felt like a real ad for the dvd.
posted by tomplus2 at 1:53 PM on March 23, 2005

This reminds me of a softdrink. But I can't for the life of me remember what it's called.

PEPSI BLUE, Mayor Curley.

Heh. Your subtle joke has now been ruined.
posted by graventy at 2:13 PM on March 23, 2005

I like how the two motor bikes have been duct taped together.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 5:16 PM on March 23, 2005

Wasn't this in The Wall Street Journal yesterday? I'm too lazy to go find the article on the website / get it from the other side of the office, but yea.

Yay Crispin Porter + Bogusky
posted by Lizc at 5:22 PM on March 23, 2005

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