Program Details*


This Doesn’t Ad Up — Spectacular Fails in Global Marketing


Surely you have heard about the infamous, unfortunate story of Chevy marketing its Nova in Spanish speaking countries where the name means &dlquo;Won’t Go”. Well, that one is actually an urban legend, but, this program will touch upon lots of other true and truly epic marketing and branding fails from around the world. Enjoy some cultural blunders and a language faux pas or two and impress your friends at your next cocktail party or just relish in some good old-fashioned schadenfreude.

Some adult language. (They started it.)

Presenter’s Name

Kimberly Strickland

Presenter’s Bio

Dr. Kimberly Strickland has her doctorate in Business Administration, an MBA in Marketing, and an MS in Technology Management. She teaches marketing to graduate students, who usually stay awake, at Wilmington University. She has spent her career in pharmaceuticals, supporting products and programs for rare diseases and is active in the Young Hope Society, a philanthropic group of young leaders serving the bleeding disorder community. She is the National Membership Officer for American Mensa.

*Note: The information above is a draft provided by the presenter and may be different in the HalloweeM Program Booklet.

Date Time

Friday, October 29th at 1 PM US/CDT


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