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Stupid Idea for Vodka

And on it goes. We already saw Virgin Mobile in Canada capitalize on the Spitzer scandel. Now Adage.com is reporting that Georgi vodka is in talks to put the bottom of former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's call girl, Ashley Dupre, on the backside of every bus in New York.

Star Industries CEO Martin Silver, who owns U.S. rights to the brand, told Ad Age his firm is making headway in talks to pay Ashley Dupre a low six-figure amount to be this year's Georgi "butt girl," the annual pinup the brand posts on the backs of city buses and the tops of taxicabs.

"The girls' butt we have on there now is pretty good, but if you can get [Dupre] to do it, and to make some personal appearances, it's like Paris Hilton or something," said Mr. Silver. "We are trying to work out a contract," he added.

He said one possibility was to create a brand called No. 9, which was Mr. Spitzer's designation by the call-girl service, but said nothing had yet been decided.

He went on to say that he feels the word-of-mouth buzz Ms. Dupre generates would boost his vodka's profile and sales. Which could be true if people want to emulate a call-girl. Vodka brand or not, this boggles my mind. She's getting her 15 minutes...when that ends, so will the power of her "buzz". When folks start talking like this I begin to think I better start preparing for the end of the world. ;-)

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Dabitch's picture

But you just gave him some Buzz which is exactly what he had planned, isn't it? ;)
I heard whathisface Joe Francis who just got out of jail, was offering her one cold million for a Girls Gone Wild video where she doesn't even have to take her top off.

Allan1's picture

Turns out she already was a "Girl Gone Wild".

... Francis said someone had a revelation at the Tuesday morning staff meeting: Did anyone think to check the archives?

They did, he said -- and there she was.

"It'll save me a million bucks," Francis said Tuesday. "It's kind of like finding a winning lottery ticket in the cushions of your couch."
According to a "Girls Gone Wild" press release, Dupre visited Miami in 2003 to celebrate her 18th birthday. After fighting with a friend and getting thrown out of her hotel, Dupre found a nearby "Girls Gone Wild" bus, the company said.

She signed legal papers and spent a full week on the bus, filming seven full-length tapes that included nudity and same-sex encounters, according to the company.

"I personally ended up buying her a Greyhound bus ticket back home to North Carolina," Francis said.
He said his employees got to work on pulling the footage and planned to offer it on the Web site by Tuesday evening, with a free sampling on the front page and the rest available with a $29.95 monthly subscription.

[copied from CNN.com article (AP)].

Neo's picture

That man might be the luckiest dog on earth.

caffeinegoddess's picture

:p true.