Unfortunate advertising synergies

What happens when the coach-firing Minnesota Timberwolves meet Denny Hecker, who abruptly closed several Advantage Rent-A-Car locations the same day?

Here’s a shot of the Timbies’ home page, from about 4:15 Monday afternoon:

Proud partners, indeed.

Update: An eagle-eyed reader also notes that Tom Petters’ Polaroid is a Wolves sponsor. Its ads are prominent on the Target Center scoreboard.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Robert Moffitt on 12/09/2008 - 08:41 am.

    About 5 months ago, I met with Mick Anselmo, then COO of Advantage Rental, to discuss a possible partnership with our Clean Fuel & Vehicle Technologies program.

    Nothing ever came of it, which now in hindsight is just as well.

    His bus ads still say “Drive Green,” but the only color Hecker sees now is red ink.

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