John's Weird Week: Morrisons' scouser fail, Taybot goes cray & hijack hijinks


By John McCarthy | Media editor

March 31, 2016 | 2 min read

Welcome to Weird Week citizens of Earth and even people from Liverpool, here's the oddest marketing news I came across over the last few days.

1. A casting agency landed supermarket chain Morrisons in trouble after putting out a casting call that warned that “nobody from Liverpool” need apply. Ouch.

2. Microsoft’s fast-learning teenage girl artificial intelligence bot and neo-Nazi hate peddler returned to Twitter on Wednesday in similarly poor circumstances.

3. An Egyptian travel company hit home the benefits of having your plane hijacked in response to the EgyptAir debacle.

Check out last week’s episode here, I dressed as a seaman and ranted about the one and only Boaty McBoatFace.

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