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Posts Tagged ‘bad pitches’

Anonymous Messaging Services Continue to Send Terrible Pitches

This week, anonymous messaging service Leak — which is indistinguishable from Secret and Whisper in allowing people to take their private thoughts from the comment section directly to someone else’s phone — got a bit of attention in the tech press.

That attention was almost completely negative due to the company’s painfully creepy “I do not were panties today” pitch. Yet related startups have either not received the message or (more likely) received it all too eagerly.

Here’s an email that our colleague received this morning from “coworker”:

anonymous

Can you see us shaking our heads through the screen?

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Someone Pitched a ‘Woman-Proof Car’ and It Was Bad

What, you thought all British people were naturally hilarious? Here’s the offending (fictional) automobile, complete with “a swivel seat” and “extra-large bumpers.”

Breakeryard concept image - woman proof car side view.jpg

Because women can’t park or back up or avoid bumping into things. Got it. Oh, and the color is pink in order to “alert other road users; specifically males.”

It’s a sad sexist joke disguised as a pitch, but someone designed the graphic and wrote/distributed the release and answered the inevitable “what the hell is this nonsense?” responses.

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