Burnout CompUSA ad blunder

CompUSA ... what can we say about you and your business practices? You're such a silly company, especially when it comes to your marketing. Last week news broke that all of your CompUSA stores were closing and that you were liquidating all your merchandise because your financials weren't in order. And now we're coming to an understanding of why. It's because you spent your entire 2007 marketing budget on a Burnout Paradise in-game ad. The CompUSA billboard ad can be seen in the Paradise demo and everytime we drive by one we can't help but chuckle to ourselves. Maybe you should ask EA for some of your money back since your stores don't really exist anymore or at the very least get them to change the graphic to read something like "liquidation sale going on now!" Silly CompUSA.

[Thanks, Blake Rampton]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.