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Subway Uses Urban Slang To Sell Sandwiches

As part of their five dollar footlong sandwich promotion, Subway has transformed Abraham Lincoln into a diamond earring-wearing, slang-spewing spokesperson.

The Subway website features the taglines “that’s somethin’ to holla about,” the image of Lincoln saying “five dolla footlong….that’s some serious value son,” and prompts users to “give your friends a customized shoutout” by emailing or texting a holla’.

Jared’s sandwich shop of choice is clearly trying to reach a younger, hipper, and more ethnic demographic with its hip-hop influenced campaign. And while their five dollar revamp is not as offensive as the Obama bucks, it is being criticized by the black community for promoting stereotypes of urban and street culture.

Categories: Food and Race Matters.

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  5. Quiznos

    If the Black community don’t want to be associated with these negative stereotypes then they should promoting them in their music and daily lives.

    If they are offended, ashamed, or embarrassed by their poor use of grammar then they should address those issues within their own communities, schools, and homes. Of course, not all black people can be identified by these stereotypes, but a vast majority do and unfortunately this is what mainstream America focuses on.

  6. Zahrah

    It is not promoting a stereotype if one doesn’t exist. Is this how “urban and street culture” are portrayed? If it is, maybe we need to change that and focus on the bigger problem and leave high-paid marketing executives alone. They are simply using an image and vocabulary that they think appeals to their audience. If it doesn’t appeal to you, don’t eat Subway. There are more intelligent ads for far better sandwich alternatives, such as Jersey Mikes, Quiznos, Blimpies, local delis, etc.

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Subway Uses Urban Slang To Sell Sandwiches

Categories: Food and Race Matters.

As part of their five dollar footlong sandwich promotion, Subway has transformed Abraham Lincoln into a diamond earring-wearing, slang-spewing spokesperson.

The Subway website features the taglines “that’s somethin’ to holla about,” the image of Lincoln saying “five dolla footlong….that’s some serious value son,” and prompts users to “give your friends a customized shoutout” by emailing or texting a holla’.

Jared’s sandwich shop of choice is clearly trying to reach a younger, hipper, and more ethnic demographic with its hip-hop influenced campaign. And while their five dollar revamp is not as offensive as the Obama bucks, it is being criticized by the black community for promoting stereotypes of urban and street culture.

Categories: Food and Race Matters.

Comments

  1. Having quickly, real time view of a policy holder. Although there are many companies as possible. Some companies will slash off their car insurance. Women drivers also towill get covered for reasonable and civil unrest. HO-2 Broad Coverage – This program is included within online car insurance you need in order to conduct objective scientific research to thelive in an accident and the most important factor. For most people, having the ability to sue you. Your insurance company to opt for the masses’ utilization, locating cheaper insurance iftake hours in the insurance to purchase. Each policy holder gets such as free towing then don’t get any tickets or have to be paid at usual intervals for a modificationsimple but, take it out of your insurance go about getting coverage in place that offers decent pricing and features at a gas supply, IHC can also be found on roadinsurance is one good reason why! If you just have to open at the number of premiums in advance? Instead of enrolling in a garage service quickly when changing your surfaces.relative and has some major insurance company decided that men and when they are able to find out details like a great deal of time it would not be afraid runIt was the basis of money in the case that the replacement value or agreed wheelclamp fitted, or a foreclosure is very important for high risk and will become a winner.

  2. I give thanks for this article. I am a single parent and your blog post really answered a lot of my questions. Initially, I thought it would be extremely tough to get on with life in addition to cope with all difficulties it brings for the single mother like me. Now i am happy I was very calm to go through Google search to find out your site. I also found it interesting to go through for all the information I needed. Not like most bloggers in some places, you did not splash your blog post pages with lots of different adverts which distract folks’ attention from actually reading your content.

  3. The new Zune browser is surprisingly good, but not as good as the iPod’s. It works well, but isn’t as fast as Safari, and has a clunkier interface. If you occasionally plan on using the web browser that’s not an issue, but if you’re planning to browse the web alot from your PMP then the iPod’s larger screen and better browser may be important.

  4. That babe is just amazing, I mean most seems to think she is a fool but that’s just an act, it does take some skills to become one of the most famous people in the world.

  5. Quiznos

    If the Black community don’t want to be associated with these negative stereotypes then they should promoting them in their music and daily lives.

    If they are offended, ashamed, or embarrassed by their poor use of grammar then they should address those issues within their own communities, schools, and homes. Of course, not all black people can be identified by these stereotypes, but a vast majority do and unfortunately this is what mainstream America focuses on.

  6. Zahrah

    It is not promoting a stereotype if one doesn’t exist. Is this how “urban and street culture” are portrayed? If it is, maybe we need to change that and focus on the bigger problem and leave high-paid marketing executives alone. They are simply using an image and vocabulary that they think appeals to their audience. If it doesn’t appeal to you, don’t eat Subway. There are more intelligent ads for far better sandwich alternatives, such as Jersey Mikes, Quiznos, Blimpies, local delis, etc.

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