In a pretzel like bit of exploitation masquerading as outrage, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has released a flood of marketing materials in the past week pretending to be angry about the Prince Harry scandal which I have previously mentioned here… **LINK** – not over his behaviour in Vegas, of course, but the over the behaviour of his fellow party goers, or bystanders, if you may, that took the photos of his naked ginger-backside and posted them everywhere, on the internet, which is ignoring the rule that what happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas.
The advert points to VisitLasVegas.com/knowthecode, where you can actually sign a note *BIG SIGH* vowing to refrain from “tweeting, tagging, posting, telling, whispering, emoting, defining, drawing up, writing about or in any way revealing” anyone’s bad behaviour in Sin City.
Check out #knowthecode on Twitter for more… if you’re interested!
They have also unveiled a more friendly-poster, slightly amending the well known original, Keep Calm and Carry On, the war poster. Faux outrage in adverts is pretty annoying as are stupid pledges, I suppose…
It is however still hard to find fault in the Vegas Tourism advertising, it is witty, yet cheap. On the one side, it appears dim-witted yet beloved, a Prince yet a profligate, Harry is the perfect endorser for the city. Like I’ve mentioned before, he is the only one who actually appears to have any fun. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority would be foolish not to take Harry’s side on this one. They clearly want him back for more scandals. I highly doubt his Grandmamma will allow him to go back.