About 2 years ago I was in downtown Puerto Iguazú, Argentina, and stumbled upon this business and had a massive fit of laughter in the street with people looking at me oddly.
It's a REAL travel agency that surely has a wonderful hard-working team that is completely oblivious that Americans and British folks will definitely raise eyebrows with the name.. and logo.
This is their logo:
We have questions for the owner.
Did they test the name before launching the business with their friends and family? Was the business name thrown around at a cocktail party (couldn't resist the pun)?
Are they and the graphic designer Austin Powers fans?
LOTS of questions.
I'm an avid believer in small businesses creating hyper-local cross-promotions during the holiday season. Buying local builds community, cross promotions expand customer reach, and it's also a way to create a small business support system. But not ALL businesses should do cross-promotions.
After seeing the Dick's Travel sign, I crossed the street and saw a veterinarian clinic that appeared to be having an adoption drive because there were adorable puppies in the window. There was also a chalkboard easel sign on the sidewalk advertising their promotion for the month. "25% off castrations for the month of December."
I glanced over at Turismo Dick and just shook my head.
What are the funniest business names, or promotions you've seen around the globe?