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  1. Terra

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    Is "urban marketing" code for appealing to people of color?

    Utter bullocks about Lewis being known inside the U.S. (ie."due to being around Scherzinger a lot of the time). Even after all these years post-Scherzinger, hardly anyone here in the U.S. knows who he is.
     
  2. 375+

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    BS--my kids and their friends know who Lewis is and know jack nothing about F1 nor do they care about it. It is all about social media, they think that he is the greatest of all time yet they have zero knowledge of or context for F1. He relentlessly promotes himself on social media because it benefits the 44 brand(gee is that a reference to Hank Aaron or a derivation of his Dad's R number). That is "utter bollocks".
     
  3. Bas Jaski

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    Here we go with the racial allegations. You know full well what I mean and it certainly isn't what you are saying. Are you seriously that low?
     
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  4. Terra

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    So what do you mean?
     
  5. ktu

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    Many celebrities, none celebrities, companies use social media for promotion. Did this suddenly become a bad thing if Lewis does it? Why is he singled out?
    Obviously the people you mention sees something about him to give them reason to follow him.
     
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  6. Bas Jaski

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    You can't possibly be that daft.

    ''urban marketing'' = target younger people.

    Now go race bait someone else
     
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  7. pilotoCS

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    I don't know how I'd quantify it, but everyone I know who's into racing knows who Hamilton is. He's not Michael Jordan, but he has a strong following.
     
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    He’s obviously a top end driver but I’ve also seen his perpetually cringeworthy actions, listened to his self touting post-race interviews and in-car whining rants starting from GP2. This photo sums it up; shares the champagne not with management, his race engineer or a team clerk or mechanic. Typical. Never fond of him and pleased he has never driven for my favourite team.


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  9. Barbedwyre

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    False, at least with respect to the United States. "Urban Marketing" is not the "targeting younger people" the closest thing to that would be "Millenials". "Urban Marketing" is WIDELY known as being political correct speech to mean people of color and those that follow the culture of people of color in the United States.

    I'm not saying you're racist in any way shape or form and have zero opinion on the matter.
     
  10. Barbedwyre

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    Agreed.... He's widely known because of Nicole? Good lord how incorrect.
     
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  11. SimCity3

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    For the uninitiated Mercedes themselves rammed the term home with great clarity by launching an Urban Edition for cities

    https://www.mercedes-benz.co.uk/passengercars/mercedes-benz-cars/models/gla/suv-x156/specifications.html

    Available in a range of colours :)
     
  12. Terra

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    That’s the joke...
     
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  14. SimCity3

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    Sorry to hear of your impairment.
     
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  15. Terra

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    I get it . . .
     
  16. Bas Jaski

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    Thank you. Sadly the issues between Terra and his ilk have been run longer and when they're truly grasping at straws, they've been known to seek a racial aspect to posts negative about Hamilton. Time and time again, nothing been further from the truth.

    As i've said before to him...my niece is ''a person of colour'', and I provide for her. If I was the nasty racist he says I am, why would I do that? :p

    I should try and find the post when they accused another member here of racism..the member they talked about was black! :D:D:D
     
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  17. LVP488

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    Back to the thread title - another evidence of Eddie Jordan's insight :D
     
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  18. Simon^2

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    Eddie Jordan is F1’s weathergirl

    He loves to predict... And is almost never right!
     
  19. 375+

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    Yes but weathergirls are usually hot. Who wants to look at Eddie's scrawny old arse?
     
  20. Igor Ound

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    So after talks with Lewis, Ferrari chose Carlos Sainz...
     
  21. tifosi12

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    Fixed it for you.
     
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  22. Igor Ound

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    If that was true he would have re-signed already. Now the choice has been made for him and can’t even negotiate much or Vettel is at the door
     
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  23. kraftwerk

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    Why would you jump to that conclusion...

    Reports across Europe have heavily linked the Scuderia with a big-money swoop to pinch Hamilton and take him to Maranello.

    But he declared on social media in response: "First off, there is no dream of a dash to another team. I am with my dream team.

    “Second, there’s not a thing in my way as I’m not trying to move.

    "I’m with the people who have cared from day 1. We are the best team! @mercedesamgf1.-
     
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    Lewis has no intention of leaving Mercedes, why would he? The flirtation with Ferrari was vanity to a degree(Ferrari wants me) but really to justify his salary demands. With Vettel available Toto will now be offering considerably less than Lewis expects.
     
  25. Igor Ound

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    This might even end up with Lewis leaving F1 instead of Vettel
     
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