Some advertisers take advantage of events to promote their services. An example of which is this ad by State Farm Insurance which aired on high rotation after hurricane Irene hit the US. (Note they did not run it before!)
Others advertisers are run down by events.
The UK government, like governments around the world wanted to encourage tourism and it produced the ad below. As these ads go, it was pretty standard fare- show some famous sights, and then add to the mix some famous faces and voila you have your ad.
Then, of course, we had the riots, and the government pulled these ads which were screening around the world, but not before someone created the parody below.
Perhaps Greece may see this as an opportunity?
May Your Business Be - As You Plan It.
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Dr Greg Chapman is the Director of Empower Business Solutions and The Australian Business Coaching Club and is Australia's Leading Advisor on Emerging Businesses and provides Coaching and Consulting advice to Australian Small Business Owners in Marketing & Business Strategies Planning & Systems. He is also the author of The Five Pillars of Guaranteed Business Success and Price: How You Can Charge More Without Losing Sales.
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