New Turkish Airlines Manchester United Rooney Advert
Turkish Airlines has a brand new ad ready to go featuring the entire Manchester Utd first team squad. An ad featuring the Manchester United being the biggest football brand in the world could only possibly be bettered by a guest cameo by David Beckham. The ad features stars Scholes, Evra, van Der Sar, Da Silva twins, O’Shea, Anderson and the now infamous Wayne Rooney.
The question is does the ad still have any marketing value given the face Rooney has made his intentions clear to leave Old Trafford. Many United fans’s blood will now boil when they see images of Rooney. Could it be detrimental to the Turkish Airlines brand to air the ad. It might be best if they edit Rooney out but then the ad would have no ending leaving viewers confused.
On the other hand would releasing the ad drive media attention due to its now controversial star? Also would Manchester United allow the ad to run given the news Rooney is no longer happy in Manchester.
This ad although I can image incredibly expensive to make, will be consigned to email forwards and Youtube. Shame really as its quite a good ad.