Blog: Diageo - That's not what 'bilingual' means!
Olly Wehring | 9 February 2012
I know it's juvenile. I know it's immature. But...
I was a little confused today, at Diageo's H1 results presentation, when CEO Paul Walsh began talking about "bi-lingual marketing".
What's "bi-lingual marketing", I pondered. Well, according to Walsh, it's one of the methods Diageo is using to appeal to female spirits consumers; by using language that resonates with both men and women in the company's marketing.
Bi-lingual? Appealng to both men and women?
That's a different kind of bi-, surely?
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