Executives were left open-mouthed after a staggering PR blunder for NoName FX which left them with a throbbing marketing munition waiting to explode!
The well-known FX trading brand thought they had booked lovable hemp wearing TV archaeologist Tony Robinson, in their quest to ‘dig deep’ for new clients to promote their new Swap-Free FX trading account.
Marketing insiders commented that peace-loving Tony has carved himself a niche as the ‘go-to’ celeb for cross-community marketing. Most notably being the face of the British tea time favourite ‘Tony’s Tikka Sauce’.
The CEO of NoNameFX was said to be furious when the wrong Robinson was booked to front their £50 million marketing campaign. The PR company Tuna Fandango responsible for booking Tommy Robinson, whose controversial opinions on British immigration policy were said to be the deal-breaker for NoNameFX, led to heated behind the scenes discussions in order for the embattled PR firm to rescue the situation.
An insider pointed out ‘Our research showed that Tony Robinson is Mr Sunday afternoon TV, so it was really odd that Tommy Robinson was hired, with his controversial views on who belongs in the United Kingdom.’
Robinson (Tommy) is claimed to have greeted his new marketing partners, saying he was looking forward to the challenge ahead. He also came with a portfolio of ideas, which mainly centred on ‘putting a Union Jack all over it’.
Onlookers commented that it oddly mirrored the type of massive blunder Robinson (Tony) would make in his most famous role as gaffe-prone Baldrick, on the hit TV show Blackadder.
In a hastily arranged press conference organised for Tuna Fandango. Marjoree Schweepes the Global Head of Inspiration and Open Air Thinking read out a prepared statement which said ‘There is no such thing as bad publicity.