Marketing Campaign Gone Wrong

Joining A GymI just had one of the weirdest experiences trying to join a gym out here. I decided to join a gym for the swimming – that is one thing that I can’t really do on my own. So I looked through their brochure and decided on a time (I had to choose a specific 3 hour period to be at the gym each day). The brochure mentioned there was a $50 initial entrance charge; something that is common in Japan.

I went to the gym with money in hand ready to pay when the following conversation took place:

me: “I’d like to join in the 3 pm – 6 pm slot please”

staff: “Is this your first time?”

me: “No, I was a member for awhile about a year ago.”

staff: &#


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5 Responses to Marketing Campaign Gone Wrong

  1. Mike says:

    I don’t miss those unbreakable rules in Japan.

  2. fractalbrothers says:

    I think humanity is getting dangerously close to the scenario depicted in the movie “idiocracy”… hahaha

  3. Pat says:

    That could definitely be a Saturday Night Live skit!

  4. junger says:

    And here I thought you were going to talk about the shenanigans here in Boston. That’s a massive marketing campaign gone wrong.

  5. livingplanet says:

    you were actually talking to a prototype Sony robot…

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