Whoopsie! Ad Supporting Boeing Shows Airbus Plane

by Karl Utermohlen | November 21, 2013 12:27 pm

Whoopsie! Ad Supporting Boeing Shows Airbus Plane

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce put up an ad to persuade Boeing (BA[1]) to build the new 777X in Washington but they used the wrong picture.

The full-page ad in The Seattle Times was asking lawmakers to pass a package that would help convince the company to build the plane but they used a picture of an Airbus plane[2], according to Chicago Sun-Times. The newspaper’s headline said “The Future of Washington” but the Chamber made the boneheaded move of putting the wrong company on the ad.

“It’s an embarrassing, cringe-worthy error,” said Chamber spokeswoman Terri Hiroshima. Ironically enough, Boeing had a gaffe of its own [3]yesterday when it landed one of its planes in the wrong airport.

Endnotes:
  1. BA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BA
  2. but they used a picture of an Airbus plane: http://www.suntimes.com/business/23902580-420/pro-boeing-ad-in-seattle-uses-airbus-plane.html
  3. Boeing had a gaffe of its own : http://investorplace.com/2013/11/boeing-jumbo-jet-lands-wrong-airport-gets-stuck/#.Uo5B_-JyXxA

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