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Orchids and onions: Thumbs up for Beast while Trump shoots himself in the foot

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Donald Trump is the gag which keeps on giving. He knows very little about a lot of things – but even his idiocy (or more correctly, that of his marketing team) reached new levels this month.


19 Sep 2020
PREMIUM!
Orchids and onions: Thumbs up for Beast while Trump shoots himself in the foot

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As someone who used to work for a Durban newspaper (albeit in its Johannesburg bureau), it always used to peeve me about how the rest of the country was so dismissive about what people did in banana country. I’ve since discovered that the bias is also evident in the marketing and advertising industries, where both the clevers and the creatives in Joburg and Cape Town look down their noses at their counterparts in KwaZulu-Natal. Yet, because a lot of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies are headquartered in the province, a lot of the advertising produced there is effective – it...

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