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Johnnie Walker Bangkok Building Wrap Sends Mixed Messages

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Adrants reader Sarah spotted a Johnnie Walker building wrap on the Baiyoke Sky Tower in Bangkok, Thailand that began with the tease, "Drink, Don't Drive." Weeks later, the Johnnie Walker walking man appeared capped with a white banner that, very oddly, for a liquor brand, read "Don't drink alcohol, it's against the 5 rules." The banner refers to the five rules of Buddhism one of which bans intoxicating substances. Perhaps it's just covering all bases but it's an odd combination of mixed messages for sure. See the teaser image here.

Written by Steve Hall    Comments (6)     File: Outdoor     Jan-12-06  

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Comments

you guys spelt Johnnie Walker wrong

Posted by: anon on January 12, 2006 02:52 PM

You positive that "5 Rules" banner is actually part of the Johnnie Wallker banner? Might be a protest piece or something placed above the JW banner.

Posted by: Bob on January 12, 2006 03:03 PM

Bob...could be but I was told it went up when the Walker dude went up. Anon, indeed we did spell Johnnie wrong. We don't drink the stuff and hate people who use malformed versions of perfectly good names as in Aimee instead of Amy. OK so just like we wouldn't want to piss off a pompous mother who likes to name her son Jaymz instead of James, we'll make the change.

Posted by: Steve Hall on January 12, 2006 04:25 PM

Update: They've taken the banner down now! Maybe it took a while to find a ladder that long...

P.s. it's Bangkok, Thailand = ) Thanks

Posted by: Sarah on January 12, 2006 08:47 PM

It is Thailand and Bangkok. :)

Posted by: divya on January 13, 2006 01:36 AM

Ah so much for night vision. The banner is still there - checked again.

Posted by: Sarah on January 16, 2006 10:13 PM

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