Boston city councilors want criminal charges brought against the two marketers who placed electronic advertisements for Aqua Teen Hunger Force around the city last week, the Boston Herald reports. Discussion of last week’s events dominated the latest city council meeting, where councilors reacted in part to reports that Peter Berdovsky videotaped bomb squads detonating one […]
Peter Berdovsky, one of the marketers in trouble for the Aqua Teen Hunger Force panic in Boston last week, videotaped a bomb squad removing one of his blinking boxes without alerting police that it was just an advertisement, the Associated Press reports. Berdovsky’s lawyer says his client called his employers after he saw what the […]
As a promotional move to showcase their products at the RSA Security Conference being held this week in San Francisco, CyberDefender Corporation will raffle off a Aqua Teen Hunger Force magnetic sign like those which inadvertantly caused the huge bomb scare in Boston last week. Raffle entry is free, and interested entrants are asked to […]
Turner Broadcasting and marketing agency Interference will pay federal, state, and local agencies $2 million in connection with a marketing stunt gone awry, The New York Times reports. Half of the money will go to defray costs incurred by the agencies, which closed highways, bridges, and other infrastructure in Boston after mistaking electronic advertisements for […]
The Aqua Teen Hunger Force panic in Boston appears to have driven up ratings for the show, at least in the short term, Marketing Daily reports. Among all households, ratings for Thursday night’s broadcast of show were 20% higher than the broadcast from the week before. However, among the show’s key male 18-to-34 demographic ratings […]
Last week, Stephen Colbert of the satirical pundit show The Colbert Report read a segment about the recent Boston bomb scare that turned out to be a stunt for the Adult Swim show Aqua Teen Hunger Force. recent Boston bomb scare
The New York Times has more background on and analysis of the Aqua Teen Hunger Force stunt that occurred in Boston earlier this week. According to the newspaper, the agency that placed the boxes, Interference, has a history of doing stunts that draw criticism, and in a November interview its chief joked about telling lies […]
Electronic devices placed around Boston as part of a nationwide marketing campaign for Adult Swim show Aqua Teen Hunger Force caused a bomb scare today, resulting in multiple road closings. Read the full AP article here.