So I think it goes without saying that the rollout of the Rhode Island “Cooler & Warmer” branding campaign has been nothing short of an unmitigated disaster and the blow back on social media has been 99% negative.
Just as a reminder, this is what $1-million looks like when you don’t have confidence in your own state and send it to New York City.
But now we find out that a portion of the new Rhode Island “hype” video was shot in ICELAND!!!!
— Philip Eil (@phileil) March 29, 2016
Don’t get me wrong, it’s a well shot video but ICELAND!?!?!?!
EDIT: The state REMOVED the video. Move along, nothing to see here!
Another EDIT: We found the video!
“Discover Beautiful Iceland”
— Ted Nesi (@TedNesi) March 29, 2016
Maybe it’s time to get back to the drawing board and use a LOCAL company. It honestly couldn’t be any worse.
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