Kevin Butler Mario Kart Commercial leads to Sony Suing him

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3 years ago#31
Icecreamdunwich posted...
They were showcasing the Wii as very fun, indicating to buy their tires in order to get the Wii, sounds like advertising to me...


Bridgestone is showing this...
3 years ago#32
I don't think you understand cross promotion at all...
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3 years ago#33
Icecreamdunwich posted...
I don't think you understand cross promotion at all...


if you say so
3 years ago#34
ORANGE666 posted...
jmichaelbp posted...
Sony = Jackasses.

I hope Kevin Butler (Lambert), never does a single ad for them again.


He's under a legal contract. He broke it by doing a commercial that also advertised a competitors product. If people could advertise a competitors product without legal action, companies would be paying top dollar to steal competitors spokespersons. Basically, it would be end of using people as mascots behind an ad campaign


Those contracts are timed. When was the last Kevin Butler commercial?

Also, I doubt Bridgestone's legal team would have fired him if he was still under contract with someone else.
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3 years ago#35
Icecreamdunwich posted...
They were showcasing the Wii as very fun, indicating to buy their tires in order to get the Wii, sounds like advertising to me...


Again, they weren't saying to buy a Nintendo product, they were saying buy a bridgestone product and get something free.
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3 years ago#36
Clearly he was trying to promote the Wii and cause WiiU sales to drop.
Sony didn't get the memo about this double agent mission.
3 years ago#37
Icecreamdunwich posted...
Jinzo 111887 posted...
Sony loves filing lawsuits. They sued over the Bleem! PSone emulator, they sued people who hacked their PS3s, now they're suing their old salesperson. I wonder if I left anyone out and who might be next.


Whaaaat, they sued people that were profiting off of an illegal emu?!
Then they sued someone that broke into the PS3 and made it easy for pirates to pirate games?!
And then someone that broke a contract?!

Damn that Sony!!!


Mods are only used for piracy? I didn't know that! Thank you for teaching me this important lesson!
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3 years ago#38
Icecreamdunwich posted...
I don't think you understand cross promotion at all...


There is a difference between cross promotion and this. He wasn't advertising Nintendo in the traditional sense or in any real way. They were advertising Bridgestone.

Plus, no matter what this is incredibly petty and childish. There is a difference between suing for breach of contract and just being plain asses.
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3 years ago#39
Board_hunter567 posted...
Sony has their priorities in check I see.


This. Plus, come on Sony, suing for an ad, it's so... last gen.
3 years ago#40
What a sheepish lion this guy is!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoMmIPpNhAc
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