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Clueless Coke Marketer Says Don't Link to Coke Site

Adland tells the story of a clueless Denmark Coke marketing manager who seems to be the last person of earth who knows the Internet is about linking one website to another. This manager, after forcing a Coke fansite to changes it's URL because it the Coke brand name in it, then asked fansite owner Andre Lund via email to stop linking to the Coke site with this oddball reasoning, "If you are to be allowed to link to a coca cola website (cocacola.dk) you have to send in a written application to us. I can not see that you have made such an application, and there is no agreement with you about this. So I have to ask you to remove the link to www.cocacola.dk."

Apparently, someone gave this marketing person a lesson in Internet 101 causing the Coke manager to relent and publicly apologize of the Coke site. It's hard to believe this kind of thinking still exists.

Written by Steve Hall    Comments (1)     File: Brands, Online, Strange     Jun-20-05  

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Comments

funnily enough, there's actually tons of other sites that have similar 'dont link to us' rules

http://dontlink.com/

not to be confused with

http://dontlinkthis.com :P

Posted by: Justin on June 20, 2005 01:53 PM

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