Anonymous
Nooit-
Ongelooflik. Ek wonder watse minister in watse sagte stoel dit nou wer besluit het. Die toeskouers moet nie net 'n arm en been betaal vir die kaartjies nie, maar nou word hulle nog gedwing om "non-descript" klere te dra ook. Wat maak dit tog saak as ek my Coca-Cola hemp aantrek as dit die een is waarin ek gemaklik voel en as dit die skoonste een in my kas is. Hoekom mag ek nie my koelsak saamvat wat Benson & Hedges vir my gegee het nie. Hoekom mag ons nie "JOU MA" op ons borskaste verf nie. Ek sien dit nie as 'Ambush Marketing' nie, maar as my goeie reg om te lyk soos wat en soos wie ek wil. Wie ookal die besluit gemaak het, moet gedwing word om in gister se Pep-klere en sykouse om die veld te hardloop. Hulle sal nie 'n banner nodig he om te se hulle is idiote nie.
Posted on 27 Jan 2003 08:04
Anonymous
Nooit-
Ongelooflik. Ek wonder watse minister in watse sagte stoel dit nou weer besluit het. Die toeskouers moet nie net 'n arm en been betaal vir die kaartjies nie, maar nou word hulle nog gedwing om "non-descript" klere te dra ook. Wat maak dit tog saak as ek my Coca-Cola hemp aantrek as dit die een is waarin ek gemaklik voel en as dit die skoonste een in my kas is. Hoekom mag ek nie my koelsak saamvat wat Benson & Hedges vir my gegee het nie. Hoekom mag ons nie "JOU MA" op ons borskaste verf nie. Ek sien dit nie as 'Ambush Marketing' nie, maar as my goeie reg om te lyk soos wat en soos wie ek wil. Wie ookal die besluit gemaak het, moet gedwing word om in gister se Pep-klere en sykouse om die veld te hardloop. Hulle sal nie 'n banner nodig he om te se hulle is idiote nie.
Posted on 27 Jan 2003 08:05
Anonymous
huh?-
o, ok, paint a pretty picture of south africa for the tourists, let them come to the matches in their coca-cola t-shirts only to be booted out... lovely
Posted on 27 Jan 2003 08:54
Anonymous
Ambush Marketing-
i feel should an item be confiscated then replacement clothing should be given free of charge.
Posted on 27 Jan 2003 15:41
Justin
Bad Taste!-
I understand the need for the organizers to protect the rights of their sponsors but it is amazing how the World Cup is leaving a bad taste in peoples mouths before it even starts! First the ticket debacle and now they are threatening people - would love to know who is handling their PR?
Posted on 27 Jan 2003 16:23
Anonymous
No this won't do - get other sponsors - give me Coke-
I am of the opinion that the CWC organisation should acquire some partners with realistic expectations. This is still going to cause a huge public outcry! OUT!
Posted on 27 Jan 2003 16:55
mariette
what about my coca cola bikini?-
having a free press is great!!!we are one of the few countries where all the bad news gets spread, world wide, before it even happened!!!we do not try to manipulate the press so that we are percieved by the world as the goodies trying to disarm the baddies, or that we r this gr8 african country with no poverty, aids, & where all races are respected equally. Nope that is not us!! In our beautifull country we call a spade a farking shovel.So if we can say what we will, I am sure our freedom loving head honcho's wont mind so much if i wear my coca(left boob) cola(right boob)DD bikini!!!Will they really confiscate that????
Posted on 27 Jan 2003 16:57
Keisha
Go early-
That is an interesting question - sounds ex military. What a nightmare at the gates on the day of the matches...GO EARLY!
Posted on 27 Jan 2003 17:03
Therod
Asking for it?-
By making such arcane regulations, they are just stimulating the creatives to see if they can breach the Nazi-style rules. I DARE all creatives to get past security and get some free coverage. Let's show these bastards what South Africa can really do in the creative department.
Posted on 28 Jan 2003 00:29
Colin
Stock up on Coke ... before the rush-
I accept that the global and local sponsors of such an event have invested sizable resources into the campaigns, but is it really going to yeild the dividends they are praying for?? I doubt it. Not only will we be subjected to repetitive ads (I refer to the Soccer World Cup: I did not drink any SAB product, Buy a Hyundai or talk more on my MTN "free" phone)but rather developed an inherint resistance to this boring repetitive & invasive advertising. So I'll be sure to stock up on my favourite "other" cola and sit back and enjoy the CWC anyway - even if the players & public are forced to abide!!
Posted on 28 Jan 2003 08:40
Creative Oaks
Best ad for Coke ever...-
must be the best ad for Coke ever... wonder if will they will shoot down an aeroplane draggin a Coke banner... Come to think of it: I will make a killing selling T-shirts saying "I dont Prink Depsi"
Posted on 28 Jan 2003 08:57
Anonymous
How low can you go-
how about wearing white, isn't that a bit - huh - unPC in Africa these days ???
Posted on 28 Jan 2003 09:09
battie
Coke now...coke forever-
Lets print T-shirts with Pepsi logo's on saying: My body hand might be holding a Pepsi, but my sould is have a Coke!
Posted on 28 Jan 2003 10:00
battie
mariette-
um mariette... watter game gaan jy kyk en um, waar gaan jy sit?
Posted on 28 Jan 2003 10:09
Irritated
What happened to freedom of choice???-
South Africa is a democratic country. Huh?? Sure, let's give sponsors their ability to market but don't tell me what I can and cannot drink at an event that I paid to be at during my spare time out of my own free will!
Posted on 28 Jan 2003 10:33
JIMMY
WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP!!-
Can't believe they're doing that. What about people who just wear t-shirts with a name on for the hell of it? Do they think that everybody wearing clothing with rival brands on are actively promoting those brands. Geez, why don't they tell us what to eat or say or where to bloody well live next.
Posted on 28 Jan 2003 10:49
Lynda Milligan
Free sponsored clothing for spectators-
Clifford Green and his lawyers and companies interested in protecting the rights of the 'official' sponsors of the cricket World Cup, need to supply all spectators of these events with 'official' branded clothing and caps. Why not limit the spectators to the staff of the 'official Sponsors' so that any freedom of speech or freedom of choice embarrasments can be averted!!!!! The entire poputation of South Africa (is it still called that or is it now Pepsiland, Standard Bankville or The Republic of LG?)must be informed by all means possible that you intend to confiscate their belongings.
Posted on 28 Jan 2003 11:05
Adrienne Parker
Thank you-
I can't wait to go te the cricket world cup!! I assume that I will collect my MTN phone, electronic goods from LG and a new Honda before the game. Thanks also Pepsi for all the free drinks I will get so that my advertising endorsement of your products will be paid for.
Posted on 28 Jan 2003 11:13
Nopasika
It is absolutely crazy!-
This I understand "Officials will especially be on the lookout for concerted efforts to obtain free exposure, such as a group of people each wearing a letter making up the name of a company not associated with the event." But this! "If, for example, a fan is wearing a Coca-Cola T-shirt while our official sponsor is Pepsi, then that item could be confiscated." It is absolutely crazy.
Posted on 30 Jan 2003 16:24
Ant Hanly
No name brand-
What a lot of bullshit. I'm going to wear my no name T shirt and see what happens.
Posted on 2 Feb 2003 23:38
Nicky
naked chaos-
tell EVERYONE to come in coca-cola clothing, bmw underwear and budweiser bikinis. nobody will be watching the cricket, not even the cricketers. here's to the STREAKIT WORLD CUP
Posted on 3 Feb 2003 16:22
LLan
THIS SUCKS-
I THINK THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF "A GENTLEMENS GAME PLAYED BY FOOLS" COMES 2MIND WHEN CONSIDERING THAT ITS ACTULLY BECOME "A GENTLEMENS GAME ORGANIZED BY FOOLS" I DONT QUITE KNOw WHERE THE GAME IS GOING 2 GO IN THE NEXT 10YRS, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THE WHOLE UMPH!! OF THE GAME IS LOST AND LEAVING IT WITHOUT A SPINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on 13 Mar 2003 12:09
Let's do Biz