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Ok, Bezeq Parrot. You win.

Well, the Bezeq Parrot had earned his keep methinks. And an Israeli company has proven it is capable of providing not only quality, but creative, customer service. Lots of companies have Twitter accounts for so-called support. Some of them actually keep up with that premise. But @bezeqbenleumi really has it down. We recently switched our […]

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what a country

The Bezeq Parrot does Ke$ha. Of course.

He’s done it again… Warning: May cause urge to get the F out of the country. Bezeq Parrot does Ke$ha to sell you cheap international phone rates Don’t shoot me, I’m just the deliverer. Actually, it’s a pretty good deal – 10 shekel for unlimited international land line calling. As long as the Parrot doesn’t […]

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That Bezeq parrot invaded my Facebook.

The Bezeq parrot is back, trying to get at me with it’s creepy feathers via my Facebook account. I found this ad on there today: Well, at least the Bezeq marketing plan includes social networking sites. Even if that means crazy alcoholic parrots. Doesn’t he kind of look like Ehud Olmert from the neck up?

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The youth of the Bezeq parrot.

I recently finished reading a book I found on my shelf – Vernon God Little – and as I was reading it, a postcard fell out, as if by some will of the powers that be, I was meant to find it and comment:   I couldn’t believe it! It was the freaky Bezeq parrot, […]

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Would you buy Internet from the guru parrot?

In the last week, Bezeq rolled out a new edition to it’s psycho parrot ad campaign. I meant to post it earlier, but let’s face it: I don’t get around to doing things that turn me off as quickly. But as Lena points out in her comment, this one is not that bad. I still […]

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The parrot's back.

The crazy, stoned, alcoholic, balding Bezeq parrot is back and bringing its habit of bad marketing with it. It reads: Who will try to liquidate the parrot? Finally! Bezeq is coming to its senses. I wonder what will destroy this creature… Will he succumb to the alcohol? The crystal meth? Look in the mirror and […]

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what a country

The manliest men are in Israel.

Home, sweet Israel. Koala and I arrived back from my work trip to the States in two pieces. Soon to be five years here and, oh, how the tables have turned. Anyway, nothing says ‘welcome home to Israel, immigrant!’ like an Israeli marketing campaign. Bezeq Parrot, eat your heart out: Because the manliest men carry […]

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Questions about making the move… Tips for weddings in Israel… Advice for birthing in Israel… Comments about Bezeq parrots… Be in touch: Email or tweet or use the form below. I’m fairly good at responding right away. And I like to think I’m not rambling on and on for nothing.  

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Cracked-out Sesame Street marketing.

I once wrote about a bizarre and freaky Israeli marketing technique employed by the phone company using a cracked-out bird cartoon for a new campaign. It seems cracked-out Sesame Street marketing is popular around these parts. Call the Bezeq alcoholic parrot the Big Bird approach, if you will. Well, here comes more freakiness – the […]