Simon Property Group Pulls Its Mall Ad

The NYT reports that The Simon Property Group, the owner of shopping malls in North America, said yesterday that it would stop running a print advertisement for its Simon Malls division that pictured the Statue of Liberty next to these words: ‘Very inspiring. Now, where’s the mall?’
Les Morris, a spokesman at Simon in Indianapolis, confirmed a report of the decision that appeared on, the Web site of the J. R. O’Dwyer Company, the publisher of a newsletter about public relations. ‘This ad is one in a tourism series, using familiar landmarks in the area and playing off of the idea that visitors to any city tend to rank shopping as their No. 1 vacation pastime,’ Mr. Morris said. ‘We meant no disrespect to this national icon of freedom.’ The campaign was created by the Indianapolis office of Publicis Worldwide, part of the Publicis Groupe”

I couldn’t find anything on the web about it when I blogged it, but some think people like me don’t have a sense of humor (but hey, they used my picture)


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