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  1. #21
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    Re: New Wild Turkey Commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by bourbonv View Post
    Yes there is a lawsuit - Wild Turkey's lawyers came to the Filson to talk with me because they wanted to know more about Old Crow and "the bird". They did not realise that Old Crow dates back to the 1830s.

    Mike Veach
    Nice information Mike. Checked it out further and Wild Turkey sued Jim Beam over trademark infringement over this whole stupid saying. Suit is pending in federal district court.

    I won't link to it but even more disappointing to me than the original commercial are photos Tom Fischer posted on his blog back in August of Jimmy and Eddie Russell giving the finger. Yeah I know it's a business and they need to find a way to grab attention but still ...
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    Re: New Wild Turkey Commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by T Comp View Post
    Nice information Mike. Checked it out further and Wild Turkey sued Jim Beam over trademark infringement over this whole stupid saying. Suit is pending in federal district court.

    I won't link to it but even more disappointing to me than the original commercial are photos Tom Fischer posted on his blog back in August of Jimmy and Eddie Russell giving the finger. Yeah I know it's a business and they need to find a way to grab attention but still ...
    Eddie and Jimmy still work for the man and they have to do what they are told. This advertising campain came from Campari.
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    Re: New Wild Turkey Commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by p_elliott View Post
    Eddie and Jimmy still work for the man and they have to do what they are told. This advertising campain came from Campari.
    Good point...pad pad pad

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    Re: New Wild Turkey Commercial

    People can dismiss it as good clean fun if they want to, bur 'the bird' is still considered offensive enough that it has to be digitally fuzzed on commercial television. Presumably, Wild Turkey is trying to tap into the transgressive, Hunter S. Thompson side of its heritage. My personal opinion is that it is ill-considered, but we'll have to wait and see.

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    Re: New Wild Turkey Commercial

    I agree with Chuck. I hope the Beam lawsuit ends the campaign.

    Mike Veach

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    Re: New Wild Turkey Commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by Parkersback View Post
    I'm seeing ads on the tops of cabs here in NYC, it's pictures of the two bottles (81 & 101) and the phrase, "Give 'em the Bird." I'm not going to boycott WT or anything, I just think it's sort of lame. It feels like they are taking a venerable brand and dumbing it down, and doing it badly.
    SWAG aimed at the lowest common denominator is not new to Wild Turkey. Many clothing items in their gift shop contain colorful language, and this pre-dates the Campari ownership.
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