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Ford (F) plans to pull out an aggressive advertising campaign featuring Abraham Lincoln to back...

Ford (F) plans to pull out an aggressive advertising campaign featuring Abraham Lincoln to back it newly christened Lincoln Motor Company brand. The shakeup with the Lincoln brand is an effort to place it back on the radar of luxury buyers and to close the gap with Cadillac.
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  • Tony Petroski
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    Reuters reports that "sources close to sources close to...OK, so we just make this stuff up, but a spokesperson at Ford revealed a little of the campaign. In ads featuring Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln (Lewis) will be portrayed trying to keep the union together against the rebel Tea Partiers trying to launch Fort Sumter-style attacks on 'Government Motors' in order to provoke civil war. Said the spokesperson, 'we not only appeal to whatever patriotism exists among our market segment, but we take advantage of the distain our clientele feel towards the middle class'"

     

    (historic aside)

     

    Assassins often are known by three names, not just two:
    John Wilkes Booth
    Lee Harvey Oswald
    James Earl Ray
    Sirhan Sirhan Sirhan

     

    Is the FBI keeping its eye on Daniel Day Lewis?
    3 Dec 2012, 07:52 AM Reply Like
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