1-800-MAINE-24 No Good

Lance Duston of Maine Web Report pointed out that an ad running on the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development website mistakenly features a phone sex number instead of the real number to call for Maine tourism information.
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The agency that produced the work, Warren Kremer Paino Advertising is now suing him in federal court. They are claiming defamation, libel, and copyright infringement.
A better course of action would be to hire a proofreader.

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.

Comments

  1. Isn’t this why the whole “555” thing exists… geez.