I think most people have probably seen this already, but just in case, I’m going to share it here as well. Macy’s made a little mistake with an advertisement they ran in Monday’s Philadelphia Enquirer. Take a look (thanks to the AZCentral.com FanBoy Blog for the photo).
In case you weren’t following baseball, the Phillies are currently down three games to two in the World Series, and in fact, they were down 3-1 when this ad actually ran. While I like the idea of having confidence in your team, I think this is taking it a bit too far. The newspaper has since apologized for running the ad. In situations like this, I’m a big proponent of trying to turn a mistake into a gain, so maybe Macy’s can offer a special discount on other Phillies merchandise for anyone that brings in a copy of the unfortunate advertisement. They could gain some goodwill for the mistake and generate some new sales. Do you think this would work?