I’m a regular reader of The Salty Droid, a Chicago-based blogger who takes aim at marketers and “internet gurus” who scam the weak and desperate by using scummy and deceptive tactics. He has a particular hate-on for Dan Kennedy and Russell Brunson.
This morning The Droid caught my attention with his mention of a online sales ad for an upcoming Glazer / Kennedy “Super-Conference” which on top of costing over 5 grand to attend may also violate DC Comics trademarks and copyrights. It clearly isn’t parody.
Here’s a sampling of some of the images contained in the ad.
Below in the comments of the Droid post a cleverly named Glenn Glazer Glen Ross also mentions:
The Superman misappropriation by Kennedy/Glazer is terrible.
The sales letter has these intellectual property issues too.
1. Misuse of McDonalds and Monopoly marks.
2. Fake Time magazine cover
3. Misuse of Milton Bradley’s Operation game.
4. Name-dropping Oprah in video pitch as if she endorses what’s being sold.
5. Misuse of the magazine covers for Fortune, Entrepreneur, and Business Week.
How many of the company names dropped (Disney, FedEx, etc.) would want to be associated with this conference?
Here’s a link to the actual ad. If you’re not used to reading long-form online sales letters (or even if you are) this one might break your brain with its’ over the top layout.
The Droid has passed this ad along to DC Comics Rights and Registration department. This should be interesting. Especially in light of the ongoing battle with DC Comics and the Shuster and Siegel heirs.