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#1 F1EC

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 00:38

Not sure which budget airline Red Bull assigns to its "VIP" trip winners, but making them fly to Cologne and stay in the Netherlands in order to watch part of the Belgian Grand Prix doesn't sound like much of a treat to me. What a bunch of cheapskates!

http://www.independe...ip-8512210.html



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#2 lbennie

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 00:47

What a nasty, good for nothing, evil team they are.

Have you heard they don't like people taking photos of their car either?

I've heard they have a rubber nose too.

Also, their wings flex too, surely that is cheating.

what a bunch of meanies.

Throw the lot of them in jail, what a bunch of crooks


gotta love the british press :drunk:

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 00:53

[quote name='lbennie' date='Feb 27 2013, 00:47' post='6143392'
gotta love the british press :drunk:
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The ASA are not the british press. They're an independent regulator of advertising across the whole british media. In this case, Red Bull advertised a "VIP" trip which was clearly far from being "VIP". Quite rightly, a complaint against them has been upheld.


#4 F1EC

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 00:54

What a nasty, good for nothing, evil team they are.


But, yes, I agree with you here :up:

#5 lbennie

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 00:56

But, yes, I agree with you here :up:


obviously :lol:

#6 BigCHrome

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:47

Doesn't surprise me, considering the team.

#7 mattferg

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:21

Looks like it didn't take long for people to start saying this was typical of the team... Even though they're very separated from their parent company. But, then again, people will do anything to discredit RBR. I feel for the guys who went on the holiday, but it has little to do with the tteam.

#8 Deluxx

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:30

I mean, they did get to see a race and fly to Brussels. I heard their sprouts are good.

But still.... pretty dumb lol

#9 Sin

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:59

dude I would love to win this... watch a GP (as long as I get a seat of course) I'm right now saving for Hockenheim 2014.... still lots of money to save... since I want to have a good seat... :o and travel costs and hotel/pension are another 300 euro I guess

#10 Brother Fox

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:07

I beleive Christian Horner is personally responsible for this competition

#11 lbennie

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:16

They should have their spa results rescinded for this.

What a outrage


#12 Sakae

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:22

Looks like a warming up session is in full swing.

#13 Deluxx

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:04

I would have stayed for the race and missed my plane and made red bull reschedule my ticket and provide transport.
What are they going to do, leave you stranded out there? Make you walk back?

Oh wait

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#14 DanardiF1

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:11

I beleive Christian Horner is personally responsible for this competition


Nah, clearly it's Helmut Marko...

#15 apoka

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:17

This happens when you tell Newey to optimise the package.

#16 kedia990

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:21

This happens when you tell Newey to optimise the package.


:rotfl:

#17 Brother Fox

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:25

Tight rear ends - good on race cars, not so good from your promotions department

#18 repcobrabham

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:34

Tight rear ends - good on race cars, not so good from your promotions department


:lol: nicely done!

first rule of promotions: don't be a tightarse, it will always backfire on you. it might not be RBR who did this specifically but the brand is the thing and its been tarnished by this. i'd sure as hell have complained if i'd been put in this position. VIP is paddock club, nothing less.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:44

I'm just amazed Red Bull tried to defend it.

Basically saying it wasn't a cockup this is their normal standard :confused: .

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#20 F1ultimate

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:54

My guess is that Red Bull appointed an agency to run this competition. Paid the agency a hefty fee, but the agency wanted to keep as much of it as possible, so they skimped on the outgoings i.e flights, accommodation etc.

#21 repcobrabham

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:14

there should still be oversight from head office of what's been lined up. if you're right, either the promotions manager was lazy / distracted or they were misled. the fact that red bull contested the judgement suggests they were aware of everything and really are just tightarses.

#22 KnucklesAgain

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:45

Rare and surprising PR cock-up by *the* PR company.

#23 pRy

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:55

Even if you ignore the VIP bit it was still a rubbish prize. They'd have been better off just giving the winner the tickets and telling them they had to book their own flight/hotel. At least they'd have had a better experience as a result.

This bit did make me laugh:

Red Bull argued that the VIP description was accurate since the Grand Prix was "one of the most prestigious races on the F1 calendar".


Edited by pRy, 27 February 2013 - 08:58.


#24 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:01

This is not a discussion of racing it is about a sponsor's behaviour and not for this forum