• Damien Thomas Posted: 5/27/2010 7:30pm PDT

    Lol I can't believe GM didn't check that it was free to use a likeness of someone, dead or alive. Even I would ask if it was ok and I'm just a marketing student.

  • Skydiver Posted: 5/27/2010 7:01pm PDT

    It was noticeable, for sure, but a head-scratcher. It's supposed to be about the CAR, right? [sigh]

  • fb_1510606196 avatar Carl Posted: 5/27/2010 6:34pm PDT

    Well there can be no doubt that the ad is tasteless. Typical GM screwup.

  • fb_576151511 avatar Yacine Posted: 5/27/2010 5:07pm PDT

    I had no idea Einstein's face had to be licensed from anyone!

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 5/27/2010 1:12pm PDT

    @java: I agree that mistakes go hand in hand with risk, but that ad is probably the least risky thing I've seen in weeks. In this case, the problem stems from sloppy management, meaning both GM and Leo Burnett are to blame.

  • java junkie Posted: 5/27/2010 1:02pm PDT

    This is what happens when you take risks.

  • fb_500028932 avatar Matt Posted: 5/27/2010 11:08am PDT

    While the company has obviously had its challenges, I remain very impressed with some of their recent operating results. While the YoY comps are relatively easy, they seem to be moving at lightning speed to try and make a go of it. I am a bit biased - incredibly hopeful they will succeed - I think by most standards they are doing things the right way. When there is so, so much to address/change, I assume we'll see some hiccups. Go GM!!!