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Useless Services: Vodafone Astrology Alerts — When The Company Needs The Alerts More Than You Do



I think Vodafone, as a company, desperately needs these astrology alerts more than you do. Here’s a possible list of astrology alerts Vodafone would receive:

  • You will continue to irritate your customers if you run this advertisement again today. PS: Not that you care two hoots for that.

  • You will lose a lot of customers in the real world tomorrow. PS: Not that you care two hoots for that.

  • You will continue to burn cash if you run this advertisement again today. PS: It’s the shareholders’ money anyway.

  • [Having burnt the cash,] You will complain about falling revenues in the next quarter. PS: Damn those market[ing] forces.

  • You will beat that mutt in the elevator today. PS: That mutt wasn’t your idea anyway. And pink? WTF mate?

And finally,

  • You are using one useless service right now. PS: Amen!

Can you think of more?

7 thoughts on “Useless Services: Vodafone Astrology Alerts — When The Company Needs The Alerts More Than You Do

  1. This is another great way of investing money into another lame thing called astrology. We indian’s have to admit that we are weak minded by nature, I have lived in a foreign country for almost 3 years now, I can’t see a scam and alerts coming to my mobile here like these bullshet astrology alerts,

    I really wonder only why Indian’s are bogged down by astrology, i.e. why is that movement of star’s and planets only affect indian’s and not others..Not to criticize it, but I can’t see my manager who is an Englishman being affected by stars and planets, rather no foreigner would believe in it.

    U gotta give credit to vodafone mate, coz they have done a great analysis about Indian public’s mentality and invested in something which they believe would make profits for their company..

    Its we public who are mindless & invest in these.. Clearly shows they are laying a trap for us and we are falling in it..

  2. I wouldn’t blame Vodafone for this ad, in fact I would appreciate their biz tactics! They have done good study of this society and capitalizing on it! One has to have some brains in his/her head to subscribe to that service. After all, they are not alone in this game; there are so many! Take any magazine, tune to any radio/TV channels, you will find those. So, why get annoyed only with Vodafone? Ignorance is bliss, in such cases. :)

  3. Who made you a business consultant Vijaya? With absolutely zero knowledge of the background, objetive or results of an exercise, you claim to paint a neutral picture :) i’d really like to see the balance sheets of the companies you consult with – if this is your approach – they’ll either already be in the red or fighting hard to stay out of the red (despite ur best efforts)! and btw, if you didn’t already realise, I really like those Vodafone commercials

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