In the Washington area, the Swedish furnishings retailer has pathetically and unashamedly attached itself to president-elect Barack Obama’s historic ass like a starving lamprey. These D.C. transit posters direct you to the website embracechange09.com. There, two animated men walk into an empty Oval Office and remove a last white sofa. The site’s clock is counting down to four days before the inauguration when, apparently, Ikea’s “Oval Office planner” will be up and running.. My prediction: you will be able to decorate the office with your choice of a limited selection of Ikea krÃ¤p…which is a pretty audacious scheme since none of the un-American rickety stuff would last four fucking years. When it comes to exploiting political events Ikea, take a lesson from ebay.
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