Occupy-Themed Best Buy Marketing Campaign

Have you been curious how the Occupy movement would be co-opted? Occupy Best Buy combines the red-hot protest movement with Black Power fist iconography in an effort to get people pumped up about buying plasma screen TVs or whatever it is they sell at Best Buy. Definitely the worst of the occupations to spring up so far. Best Buy claims that no affiliation with the web site, though one would suspect that it’s a viral marketing effort:

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44 Comments on "Occupy-Themed Best Buy Marketing Campaign"

  1. Anonymous | Nov 22, 2011 at 8:05 pm |

    hahaha so very lame.

  2. Anonymous | Nov 22, 2011 at 8:05 pm |

    hahaha so very lame.

  3. Leachpunk | Nov 22, 2011 at 4:05 pm |

    hahaha so very lame.

  4. Anarchy Pony | Nov 22, 2011 at 8:18 pm |

    What a bunch of savages.

  5. Anarchy Pony | Nov 22, 2011 at 4:18 pm |

    What a bunch of savages.

  6. Someone needs to have their advertising torn down or defaced.

  7. Someone needs to have their advertising torn down or defaced.

    • Or maybe Occupy protesters should form picket lines outside their stores on Black Friday.

  8. Or maybe Occupy protesters should form picket lines outside their stores on Black Friday.

  9. Anonymous | Nov 22, 2011 at 8:55 pm |

    Occupy Jumbo Savings Chevron Wal Mart A-OK USA!

  10. reubenavery | Nov 22, 2011 at 4:55 pm |

    Occupy Jumbo Savings Chevron Wal Mart A-OK USA!

  11. Jin Onikoroshi | Nov 22, 2011 at 9:01 pm |

    i see yet another fked up corporation co opting yet another (albeit important) cultural movement.

    the black power fist is pretty tasteless since black nationalism is still quiet demonised in the media. i am sure best buy doesn’t let employees take off malcolm x day (or mlk day for that matter).

    sort of to be expected…sadly…

  12. Jin The Ninja | Nov 22, 2011 at 5:01 pm |

    i see yet another fked up corporation co opting yet another (albeit important) cultural movement.

    the black power fist is pretty tasteless since black nationalism is still quite demonised in the media. i am sure best buy doesn’t let employees take off malcolm x day (or mlk day for that matter).

    sort of to be expected…sadly…

  13. they want us to occupy? we can do that. don’t expect anyone to buy shit, we’ll just pass out pamphlets talking about how fucked up best buy is. 

  14. Garrett Schaefer | Nov 22, 2011 at 6:07 pm |

    they want us to occupy? we can do that. don’t expect anyone to buy shit, we’ll just pass out pamphlets talking about how fucked up best buy is. 

  15. Anonymous | Nov 22, 2011 at 10:44 pm |

    They are also stealing the “Black Power” fist logo……

  16. GoodDoktorBad | Nov 22, 2011 at 6:44 pm |

    They are also stealing the “Black Power” fist logo……

  17. Anonymous | Nov 22, 2011 at 10:54 pm |

    Best Buy is just begging for full implementation of Temporary Autonomous Zones in all their retail outlets…the possibilities are magically delicious –  Black Friday indeed.

  18. Calypso_1 | Nov 22, 2011 at 6:54 pm |

    Best Buy is just begging for full implementation of Temporary Autonomous Zones in all their retail outlets…the possibilities are magically delicious –  Black Friday indeed.

    • Jin The Ninja | Nov 22, 2011 at 7:42 pm |

      “temporary autonomous zones” great idea.

      i also owe you a reply on different article- and i do appreciate your response even if we have a difference of opinion, i can admit am not strong in sciences and your explanation is/was logical and factual.

      peace, jin.

      • Calypso_1 | Nov 22, 2011 at 8:10 pm |

        arigato jin-san

        • Jin The Ninja | Nov 22, 2011 at 9:01 pm |

          i’m too young to be “-san”!!:P

          although i appreciate the ‘respect’ the honorific denotes>>>> m(._.)m

          no prob though, even i can admit to be ‘schooled’ (on occasion).

  19. Jin Onikoroshi | Nov 22, 2011 at 11:42 pm |

    “temporary autonomous zones” great idea.

    i also owe you a reply on different article- and i do appreciate your response even if we have a difference of opinion, i can admit am not strong in sciences and your explanation is/was logical and factual.

    peace, jin.

  20. DOS all day all night!

  21. DOS all day all night!

  22. Anonymous | Nov 23, 2011 at 12:10 am |

    arigato jin-san

  23. Jin Onikoroshi | Nov 23, 2011 at 1:01 am |

    i’m too young to be “-san”!!:P

    no prob though, even i can admit to be ‘schooled’ (on occasion).

  24. That’s the solidarity fist.

  25. That’s the solidarity fist.

  26. This isn’t Best Buy doing this, it’s a joke site. Umm, research much?

  27. This isn’t Best Buy doing this, it’s a joke site. Umm, research much?

  28. Gabriel Stinson | Nov 23, 2011 at 7:17 am |

    lol joke, see bottom of the page:

    Occupy Best Buy – This website is not affiliated with Best Buy ®.
    Best Buy does not sponsor, endorse, approve or have any responsibility
    for any information provided on or by this website. Best Buy, the Best
    Buy logo and the tag designs are trademarks of BBY Solutions, Inc.
    Design influenced by Occupy Flash and Occupy HTML

  29. djbabybuster | Nov 23, 2011 at 7:17 am |

    lol nice joke, see bottom of the page:

    Occupy Best Buy – This website is not affiliated with Best Buy ®.
    Best Buy does not sponsor, endorse, approve or have any responsibility
    for any information provided on or by this website. Best Buy, the Best
    Buy logo and the tag designs are trademarks of BBY Solutions, Inc.
    Design influenced by Occupy Flash and Occupy HTML

  30. Gabriel Stinson | Nov 23, 2011 at 3:17 am |

    lol joke, see bottom of the page:

    Occupy Best Buy – This website is not affiliated with Best Buy ®.
    Best Buy does not sponsor, endorse, approve or have any responsibility
    for any information provided on or by this website. Best Buy, the Best
    Buy logo and the tag designs are trademarks of BBY Solutions, Inc.
    Design influenced by Occupy Flash and Occupy HTML

  31. djbabybuster | Nov 23, 2011 at 3:17 am |

    lol nice joke, see bottom of the page:

    Occupy Best Buy – This website is not affiliated with Best Buy ®.
    Best Buy does not sponsor, endorse, approve or have any responsibility
    for any information provided on or by this website. Best Buy, the Best
    Buy logo and the tag designs are trademarks of BBY Solutions, Inc.
    Design influenced by Occupy Flash and Occupy HTML

  32. Anonymous | Nov 23, 2011 at 7:20 am |

    if you think this is in bad taste, feel free to let the creator of #occupybestbuy know.

    george m. andrews 
    3450 Halsey Street

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701
    (715) 450-5604 Home

    (715) 523-9479 Fax

    cvbusiness@gmail.com

    contact@capablemedia.com

    george@capablemedia.com

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/georgemandrews

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/george.m.andrews

    https://plus.google.com/116912003065036253723#116912003065036253723/posts

  33. A_N_0_N_Y_M_0_U_S | Nov 23, 2011 at 3:20 am |

    if you think this is in bad taste, feel free to let the creator of #occupybestbuy know.

    george m. andrews 
    3450 Halsey Street

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701
    (715) 450-5604 Home

    (715) 523-9479 Fax

    cvbusiness@gmail.com

    contact@capablemedia.com

    george@capablemedia.com

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/georgemandrews

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/george.m.andrews

    https://plus.google.com/116912003065036253723#116912003065036253723/posts

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  36. Hah, got us!

    I wonder if Wal-Mart set it up.

  37. fivetonsofflax | Nov 23, 2011 at 5:05 pm |

    Black Friday, what’s Black Fri… OH YOU MEAN BUY NOTHING DAY?

  38. JohnFrancisBittrich | Nov 23, 2011 at 1:05 pm |

    Black Friday, what’s Black Fri… OH YOU MEAN BUY NOTHING DAY?

  39. zombieslapper | Feb 4, 2012 at 9:46 am |

    “whatever it is they sell at Best Buy”? Figure out what electronics stores sell then you can educate me on other subjects.

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