Cabana Boys’ coconut loses out to the pink vibrator

The competition for the most attention grabbing PR gift of the week is getting tougher.  

Coconut Cabana BoysAfter previous winners including a didgeridoo, a bottle of Absolut vodka and cupcakes, Dr Mumbo had assumed that the coconut that arrived yesterday from new DM agency Cabana Boys would be the easy winner. It was stamped with the website address YouveBeenHit.com.au where the story of the new start up by Stuart Ghent and Nik Robinson is told.

According to Robinson, all 50 clients so far targeted with a coconut have clicked through with Guzman y Gomez, Fuji Xerox Global Services, YWCA NSW, and Ingram Micro among those the new agency has welcomed.

Vibrator red PRBut sadly, The Cabana Boys were beaten to the top PR gift of the week by Red PR, who’ve sent out vibrators to 50 journalists, along with the message “A vibrating exercise you can do in front of your nanna”. The stunt – which sadly did not include Dr Mumbo as one of the lucky targets – was actually to promote a vibrating exercise machine called the Power Plate.

Red PR boss Fleur Madden-Topley tells Dr Mumbo: “We haven’t heard back from everybody yet, but they were very well received. They were in good taste. They were the nice ones. There was a lot we were thinking of doing that was even more risque.”

Red PR vibrator 2

Comments


  1. James
    9 Sep 09
    3:18 pm

  2. This disgusts me. Everyone knows nana is spelt with one n.

  3. Scott Pettet
    9 Sep 09
    4:00 pm

  4. ‘They were the nice ones’. Mental note, always send ‘nice’ vibrators, not those horrible nasty ones.

  5. Bearit
    9 Sep 09
    4:17 pm

  6. “The stunt – which sadly did not include Dr Mumbo as one of the lucky targets” – you really wanted a bright pink vibrator??????

  7. mumbrella
    9 Sep 09
    4:19 pm

  8. On wh whole Bearit, I’d prefer it if you didn’t interpret this posting as an appeal for sex toys…

    Cheers,

    Tim – Mumbrella

  9. Bad KAM
    9 Sep 09
    9:55 pm

  10. I prefer the coconut.

  11. Stuart James
    9 Sep 09
    9:59 pm

  12. The coconut, unlike the vibrator, is filled with natural milky fluid. Is better, no?

  13. sally
    10 Sep 09
    9:09 am

  14. Ha Ha how funny.

    Milky fluid eek. I prefer the coconut, sorry pink vibrator! ;-)

  15. John
    10 Sep 09
    9:29 am

  16. Please keep this post for the appropriate discussions it was intended for. Both great examples of cutting through the clutter. Tim I fear you have opened up the challenge for the strangest thing to be delivered to your office!

  17. Sally
    10 Sep 09
    9:33 am

  18. Sorry dad (John) ;-) i was only commenting on Stuart James, blame him!!!

  19. Dave the gay art director
    10 Sep 09
    2:52 pm

  20. Those pink vibrators are crap – they’re not the good sort they’re the boring sort !

  21. James
    10 Sep 09
    3:27 pm

  22. Dave who ever you are you have big coconuts for a comment like that. You get my vote!

  23. Rog
    10 Sep 09
    5:24 pm

  24. Good job by the coconut boys.

  25. Jo
    11 Sep 09
    9:00 am

  26. Nice work cabana boys

  27. Anonymous
    11 Sep 09
    9:40 am

  28. I like the coconut- well done boys!

  29. John
    11 Sep 09
    10:17 am

  30. Coconut boys! funny idea.

  31. caz
    11 Sep 09
    4:18 pm

  32. Go cabana boys….nutter x

  33. Steve H
    12 Sep 09
    2:07 pm

  34. Nice work cabana boys.

  35. Scottish
    15 Sep 09
    4:47 pm

  36. I. Noice idea from both parties.

  37. JLP
    28 Sep 09
    5:09 pm

  38. Me wants some Coconut action. That’s funny.