Have you heard about this ludicrous bribe-the-bloggers campaign dreamed up by a flack for that famous faux stuffing mix? I won’t be using the brand name since I don’t want to give them any more publicity, but it’s the one you think of when you hear “pre-fab stuffing.”
We’re inviting the blogosphere to participate in a contest to create humorous posts about how potatoes are a boring alternative to [name brand] Stuffing Mix. By providing creative, funny and memorable content that takes a jab at potatoes as “boring,” we want to encourage families to consider [name brand] Stuffing Mix as an everyday and easy-to-make side dish alternative to instant potatoes. [name brand] Stuffing Mix is so “un-boring” it’s the “un-potato!”
Now, fine. They want to promote their highly processed product. But why does it have to be at the expense of a natural, straight-from-the-ground food? Yes, at the end they specify it should be a poke at instant potatoes, but somehow I think most bloggers who are prone to be receptive to their offer won’t read this very closely.