Kevin Butler Mario Kart Commercial leads to Sony Suing him

#31StickMen1090(Topic Creator)Posted 10/6/2012 3:10:00 PM
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...
#32IcecreamdunwichPosted 10/6/2012 3:11:11 PM
I don't think you understand cross promotion at all...
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#33StickMen1090(Topic Creator)Posted 10/6/2012 3:11:56 PM
Icecreamdunwich posted...
I don't think you understand cross promotion at all...


if you say so
#34darkjedilinkPosted 10/6/2012 3:12:15 PM
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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#35SentinoxPosted 10/6/2012 3:12:30 PM
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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#36YoyokuKOPosted 10/6/2012 3:13:06 PM
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.
#37jakestar0306Posted 10/6/2012 3:13:44 PM
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!!!


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#38SentinoxPosted 10/6/2012 3:15:01 PM
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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#39andrea987Posted 10/6/2012 3:17:05 PM
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.
#40Rasputin77Posted 10/6/2012 3:19:35 PM
What a sheepish lion this guy is!

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