Monday, July 05, 2010
Did Best Buy just suspend its future head of marketing?

I just spotted (via Dennis Howlett) that Best Buy has suspended an employee who turned out to be the author of the massively popular iPhone vs HTC Evo cartoons.

At least ten people sent me those cartoons last week, which have rocketed around the web clocking up over three million views. Do you know why they got millions of viewers? Because they're creative, funny, well written, and informed. That is not easy to do.

Here's one of the offending videos (warning: lots of sweary words):

Yes they use vulgar language, but does that matter if you're not mentioning your employer or being overtly negative about related brands? I vote that Best Buy re-employ him and give him a payrise for knowing his products (and customers) so well.