by Scott Creighton
- Rose Revolution
- Orange Revolution
- Tulip Revolution
- Yellow Revolution
- Green Revolution
- Cedar Revolution
So what should the product logo be? The Red Revolution™ or the Crimson Revolution™ representing Turkey’s flag?
What kind of revolutionaries start scrapping for their very lives against a tyrannical government and have the where-with-all to start thinking about marketing it to the people of a foreign country?
I thought they were pissed about how Turkey was in bed with the U.S. with regard to our terrorists in Syria. And they take out an ad in the New York Times looking for support from us? Hmmm……
The Indigogo campaign – “Full Page Ad for Turkish Democracy in Action: OccupyGezi for the World” – called on contributors to raise a stated goal of $53,800, and asks people to “wake up”. The campaign has 1,344 backers so far.
“We want the world to hear from Turks themselves about what’s happening in Turkey,” reads a campaign mission statement. “We want the world to support us as we push for true democracy in our country.” Guardian
When the world is run by PR and marketing guys, they think they are clever enough to sell another color revolution the same way they sell a lawn mower.
If certain factions weren’t at least partially behind this latest uprising in Turkey then the New York Times certainly wouldn’t accept a full page ad for the cause. Try taking out one exposing the illegality of the settlements in the West Bank and you’ll see what I mean.
Yesterday I asked some questions about the timing of this new revolution and pointed out who stands to benefit. But for the most part, I was kinda on the fence as too whether or not it was legit. Today, there are several reports in the MSM that make me think it’s being “handled” and manipulated like the Green Revolution in Iran or the “uprising” in Russia a couple years back. This article on the marketing campaign behind it cinched the deal for me.