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odessasteps Scrapple Level: 131 Posts: 101/5065 EXP: 25880617 For next: 544073 Since: 2.1.02 From: MD, USA Since last post: 606 days Last activity: 572 days # 1 Posted on 31.1.02 1805.12 Reposted on: 31.1.09 1809.55 From CNN.com
PARIS, France -- It is a typically American staple; the Big Mac.
But to promote it, not Ronald McDonald, but a very French comic book character -- Asterix the Gaul.
McDonalds is spending millions of dollars on a series of commercials starring Asterix to promote new exotic sandwiches with a Mediterranean twist.
The fast food giant is trying hard to appeal to European consumers.
Its profits have been dwindling recently, hurt by food scares in Europe, like mad cow disease.
And McDonalds' image has been damaged by anti-globalisation protesters, who often grab headlines in France by mounting protests outside McDonalds outlets.
Whether drafting in Asterix to help will prove a success remains to be seen.
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Pato F1 Tocino No longer registered Level: 19 Posts: 34/56 EXP: 30066 For next: 5711 Since: 10.1.02 From: North of England Since last post: 4983 days Last activity: 4974 days
AIM: # 2 Posted on 1.2.02 0148.49 Reposted on: 1.2.09 0156.33 Asterix. McDonalds. McDonalds. Asterix. No, I still don't believe it. France's icon. America's icon. No way. I can't believe it. Obelix ditching boars for burgers? I don't think so. They'll be playing baseball on the Champs Elysee before that happens. Pato Talent Borrows. Genius Steals.
aureole Haggis Level: 18 Posts: 21/54 EXP: 28488 For next: 1410 Since: 3.1.02 From: Cambs, UK Since last post: 4355 days Last activity: 4285 days
AIM: # 3 Posted on 4.2.02 1207.55 Reposted on: 4.2.09 1218.45 It's true: it's part of a bid to do regional globalisation, or 'the same crap with a different face'. Basically ol' Ronald McD was really NOT popular in France, so they finally gave in and bought a spokesfigure that won't get lynched. Hopefully.
dunkndollaz Banger Back to Back Survivor Level: 98 Posts: 96/2608 EXP: 9561664 For next: 92723 Since: 3.1.02 From: Northern NJ Since last post: 9 days Last activity: 2 days # 4 Posted on 4.2.02 1450.00 Reposted on: 4.2.09 1459.06 It's a bit of a stretch but I guess that side by side Menhirs could look like the Golden Arches.......
MoeGates Andouille Level: 91 Posts: 211/2164 EXP: 7224662 For next: 244279 Since: 6.1.02 From: Brooklyn, NY Since last post: 18 days Last activity: 2 days # 5 Posted on 11.2.02 1740.17 Reposted on: 11.2.09 1759.02 Good for McDonalds. Those stupid Frenchies will figure out what good for them soon enough. They'll Micky D's and like it! And then they'll all go to EuroDisney goddammit. Moe
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