Legitimate Super Bowl Ambush Marketing
Not all ambush marketing is created equal. Some can cross the line and create a likelihood of confusion as to sponsorship. Some falsely advertises. But, some is totally fair use and lawful.
This current promotional banner by La-Z-Boy is capitalizing on the excitement surrounding the upcoming Super Bowl weekend festivities, but without reasonable risk of heat from the NFL:
The same can be said for this Lunds & Byerlys in-store signage, with the local grocery chain having tiptoed around the issue entirely by using the Big Game code word instead:
Love the fine-print shout out to local darling, Surly’s Cynic Pale Ale, and the tiny jab against “over rated” West Coast IPAs — apparently the jab is calculated as having no risk of offending all the visiting fans from the East Coast for Super Bowl LII?
By the way, since the Home Team, won’t be playing, merely hosting, which team do you favor from the East Coast, the Philadelphia Eagles or the New England Patriots?
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January 29, 2018 at 01:33PM