COLD STORAGE PUTS UP INSENSITIVE DEEPAVALI PROMOTION, GIVES 38% DISCOUNT FOR BEEF PRODUCTS

Dear ASS Editors,

I saw this story on marketing website Mumbrella Asia highlighting Cold Storage's Deepavali promotion of... 38% off beef!

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The write-up made light of of the boo boo and jokingly awarded Cold Storage the "culturally insensitive promotion of the month" award. It also added tongue-in-cheek to "stay tuned for the next seasonal special in Cold Storage… 48% off Raya pork".

Personally I am just astounded that a large organisation can make such a huge mistake like this, and worse the promo and the marketing collateral must have gone through several approval layers so it's not a case of one single idiot to blame.

Certainly doesn't speak well of the cultural awareness or intelligence of our people.

See the Mumbrella post here: http://www.mumbrella.asia/2016/10/beef-cold-storage/

Ming
A.S.S. Contributor

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