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    lol

    LMAO, Hampur worthy potential members



    Web pranksters hijack Mountain Dew’s online crowdsourced naming effort for a new green-apple-flavored soda
    Mountain Dew's new product needed a name. Internet trolls needed a new target to mock and harass. Here's how a big company 'lost to the Internet.'


    BY PHILIP CAULFIELD / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS



    Mountain Dew’s online soda naming contest produced a lot of 'winning' entries that were losers by any normal marketing guidelines.


    Do the "diabeetus"?

    Internet pranksters hijacked Mountain Dew's new soda naming contest by submitting a handful of tasteless suggestions, such as "moist nugget," "diabeetus," "gushing granny," and "fapple."

    The soft-drink company had hoped to start some buzz about its forthcoming green apple-flavored beverage and launched a campaign asking Dew fans to submit clever titles at DubtheDew.com

    Instead, users of the Internet message boards Reddit and 4chan spammed the site with silly suggestions, and a few off-color ones, according to several blogs.





    The company quickly yanked DubtheDew.com. The site was still dead as of Tuesday.

    In a Twitter post, the company told a Reuters editor the contest "lost to the Internet."

    The company was running a similar crowdsourcing effort to name its new, non-alcoholic malt-flavored drink.



    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...#ixzz23d3E0SO7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    Great scam.
    They deserve everything they have coming to them. Just like the Mets did when they asked for suggestions about what the Mid-8th inning song should be.

    Suffice to say, they got Rick-rolled by the internet.

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    Reminds me of changing the marquee at the local drive-in!!!

    I remember changing the Richard Pryor to Richards Gonads, before the employees caught wind and chased us out of the bushes!

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    I sense a great new Mountain Dew spokesman on the horizon.... just think of the untapped elder-extreme sports market...



    "Dew the Diabeetus".

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    I would actually drink something named Gushing Granny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushyTheBeaver View Post
    I would actually drink something named Gushing Granny.
    not fapple?

    lol

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    Mountain Dew and White Castles, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetswin View Post
    not fapple?

    lol
    Snapple's Fapple?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetswin View Post
    not fapple?

    lol
    Just made some fapple juice in a seldom used bathroom a couple floors down, thank you very much...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetswin View Post
    LMAO, Hampur worthy potential members



    Web pranksters hijack Mountain Dew’s online crowdsourced naming effort for a new green-apple-flavored soda
    Mountain Dew's new product needed a name. Internet trolls needed a new target to mock and harass. Here's how a big company 'lost to the Internet.'


    BY PHILIP CAULFIELD / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS



    Mountain Dew’s online soda naming contest produced a lot of 'winning' entries that were losers by any normal marketing guidelines.


    Do the "diabeetus"?

    Internet pranksters hijacked Mountain Dew's new soda naming contest by submitting a handful of tasteless suggestions, such as "moist nugget," "diabeetus," "gushing granny," and "fapple."

    The soft-drink company had hoped to start some buzz about its forthcoming green apple-flavored beverage and launched a campaign asking Dew fans to submit clever titles at DubtheDew.com

    Instead, users of the Internet message boards Reddit and 4chan spammed the site with silly suggestions, and a few off-color ones, according to several blogs.





    The company quickly yanked DubtheDew.com. The site was still dead as of Tuesday.

    In a Twitter post, the company told a Reuters editor the contest "lost to the Internet."

    The company was running a similar crowdsourcing effort to name its new, non-alcoholic malt-flavored drink.



    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...#ixzz23d3E0SO7



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