Brand mocking reaches new levels of ridicule and disdain
Implications - Marketing to consumers today takes considerably more cleverness than in years past. The reason is because buyers are more resistant to corporate messaging and will even go as far as to treat it with ridicule and derision. McDonald’s, especially, has come under fire from many artists who scorn the company’s mascot in their sometimes satirical, and other times lewd, artworks. Other brands may receive the same kind of mockery soon enough; the dilemma is whether to turn a blind eye or openly address it.