Using controversial branding to risk intense aversion for loyal followings
Implications - Polarizing personalities in the media will appeal greatly to some, generating a strong loyal following, while greatly repelling others. For those willing to risk generating negative press in exchange for exposure, attaching a polarizing spokesperson, slogan or imagery to a brand is a surefire way to get attention.
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