Monday, December 31, 2007

Volkswagon: Proud Sponsor of Death

I found this curious. My friend and I went to the cemetery in Recoleta, where Eva Perron's grave is, and saw this wreath. Why haven't companies in America tapped into this lucrative marketing opportunity? If any marketing exec is reading this, I would love to sell the advertising rights to my grave. Email me.


Butternut said...

What a great idea. I can't wait for the sponsored ads at funerals. "Poor Fred, he loved drinking Budweiser, the King of Beers. Please drink responsibly, or you'll end up like Fred." This casket brought to you in part by... "Tide. Tide gets out the worst postmortem bowel soilings!" and by ... "Wellbutrin. We make dealing with death seem easier. Samples are available in the lobby."

Around L.A. I think all the grave ad space would be bought up by your local real estate agent. Their faces are everywhere, scratch pads, calendars, bus benches, so why not your loved one's grave marker?

Pierce said...

I would be willing to sell advertising on my grave and or funeral. But only if it is for something completely inappropriate or ironic.

Tim said...

I want my grave to bear a pie chart of how I "spent" my time on earth. The biggest piece would say "stressing over dumb shit".

Email you hahahaha! I still get "undeliberable" spam every time I post here.