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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  • Anonymous

    hahaha so very lame.

  • Anonymous

    hahaha so very lame.

  • Leachpunk

    hahaha so very lame.

  • Anarchy Pony

    What a bunch of savages.

  • Anarchy Pony

    What a bunch of savages.

  • Andrew

    Someone needs to have their advertising torn down or defaced.

  • Andrew

    Someone needs to have their advertising torn down or defaced.

    • Andrew

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

  • Andrew

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

  • Anonymous

    Occupy Jumbo Savings Chevron Wal Mart A-OK USA!

  • reubenavery

    Occupy Jumbo Savings Chevron Wal Mart A-OK USA!

  • Jin Onikoroshi

    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…

  • Jin The Ninja

    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…

  • http://twitter.com/GOB3S Garrett Schaefer

    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. 

  • Garrett Schaefer

    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. 

  • Anonymous

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

  • GoodDoktorBad

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

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • Calypso_1

    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

      “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

        arigato jin-san

        • Jin The Ninja

          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).

  • Jin Onikoroshi

    “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.

  • http://twitter.com/johnsin John Drefahl

    DOS all day all night!

  • http://www.mobileappaddict.com/ John Defahl

    DOS all day all night!

  • Anonymous

    arigato jin-san

  • Jin Onikoroshi

    i’m too young to be “-san”!!:P

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

  • Guest

    That’s the solidarity fist.

  • Guest

    That’s the solidarity fist.

  • Tom

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

  • Tom

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

    • Andrew

      Hah, got us!

      I wonder if Wal-Mart set it up.

  • Gabriel Stinson

    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

  • djbabybuster

    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

  • Gabriel Stinson

    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

  • djbabybuster

    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

  • Anonymous

    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

  • A_N_0_N_Y_M_0_U_S

    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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  • Andrew

    Hah, got us!

    I wonder if Wal-Mart set it up.

  • JohnFrancisBittrich

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

  • fivetonsofflax

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

  • zombieslapper

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