Saturday, March 15, 2008

5227: Wal-Mart And Other Prostitutes.

Modern Marketing in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…

• A Wal-Mart store in Dearborn, Michigan, has gone out of its way to appeal to local Arab-Americans, stocking up to 550 items specifically catering to the audience. Store managers insist, however, that they won’t undercut the neighborhood merchants in a community that has traditionally supported its own. An analyst remarked, “Wal-Mart is a little kinder and gentler than they were 10 years ago. They are fierce competitors … but I don’t think they’re trying to do a scorched earth policy.” Mostly because the retailer pretty much owns Earth.

• The call girl involved with former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is irked over all the media outlets publishing photos without her consent. Her lawyer declared he’d take “all steps that we deem necessary or appropriate to protect Ms. Dupre from any unwarranted exploitation of her name, picture, voice or likeness for purposes of profit.” How typical for a call girl to complain about not getting paid. Maybe Wal-Mart should open a store catering specifically to high-priced hookers.

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