Edgy iGaming operator Comeon.com has sparked the fury of the igaming affiliate community by using the images of historical tyrannical dictators – Hitler, Stalin and Kim Jong il to promote their affiliate programs ‘No Negative Carryover’ messaging.
The following image has caused huge backlash towards Comeon.com brands, as affiliates and igaming representatives found the images to be distasteful and the messaging to be unpleasant in context. Some members further commenting that the advertising of the historical dictators did not make sense with the subject of affiliate “No Negative Carryover”
The images used on the operators affiliate program Comeon.comearn came to light when CMO of Winner.com Yoni Sidi posted the images on popular igaming Facebook Group – Igaming Notworkers. Mr Sidi inquired as to why a gaming operator would use Hitler, Stalin and Kim Jong il to promote their brands to affiliates, and whether the operator knew the significance of using these three historical figures.
Affiliate reaction to the images used by the operator soon spread throughout the igaming affiliate community with all commentators agreeing that the messaging and imagery used by ComeOn.com to promote their affiliate program to be distasteful.
Comments by affiliates and igamers towards the marketing use of the mass murdering, globally hated, genocide inflicting, tyrannical dictators included
This is not the first time that an igaming operator has had a backlash for inappropriate marketing. Past mishaps include Bettor Bookmakers using recovering gambling addict Paul Merson to Promote their online sports betting platform. Virtual Casino Group announcing a ‘Twin Towers’ blockbuster bonus on September the 11th.
ComeOn.com management are yet to take down on comment on the use of the images.