Starbucks Kicks Off Festivities Ringing Bells ... For NASDAQ


Today Jim Donald, CEO of Starbucks, rang the NASDAQ opening bell. This marks the company's 35th anniversary and the start of holiday festivities at all stores, which will be decorated in big-bright red.

Awesome. Now is there any way we can talk them out of that naked 35th anniversary mermaid that got teachers all pissed off? We're not prudes or anything but it's seriously not cute. - Contributed by Angela Natividad

by Angela Natividad    Nov- 9-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Trends and Culture   

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Angela, you have a great eye for interesting campaigns. In the case of the mermaid---it is just that:"cute." What about it has your ****** twisted?

Posted by: arthur on November 9, 2006 9:51 AM

Thanks Arthur.

It's just not the clean green mermaid I've come to know and love.

Posted by: Angela Natividad on November 9, 2006 1:51 PM

Get real .. walk down most roads in Florence, Rome or anyplace you might see Renaissance art and you will see plenty of naked breasts. Painted, sculpted etc.

AND "worse" you will see school trips with teachers taking children to see great renaisance paintings ... full of 100% naked women.

Let go the prudish stick - and focus more on the awful adverts that the beer companies put out - much more degrading to women than Starbuck's logo


Posted by: Ian McKee on November 9, 2006 8:32 PM

Is it just me or is the idea of a mermaid with legs akimbo slightly unsettling? And how come America hasn't made more of a deal of the most come-hither logo the world has ever seen?

AdRants, wakey wakey, you comment on the bell but miss the new StarBucks promo. You need to visit the mortarblog to catch up on StarBucks new cheer campaign. Its kinda special.

Love this blog!

Posted by: Mortarmark on November 9, 2006 10:44 PM