Dumbest Moments in Business – 2005

I love this yearly roundup from Business2.0. Here is a funny one I missed during the year.

In January a new installment of Anheuser-Busch's "Real Men of Genius" ad campaign celebrates "Mr. Discount-Airline-Pilot Guy" for putting "the fly in fly-by-night." When the ad comes to the attention of executives at low-fare carrier AirTran Airways, director of marketing Tad Hutcheson calls the brewer to complain and is put on hold — where he hears not Muzak but a loop containing the offending ad. AirTran threatens to yank Budweiser from the airline's galleys.

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