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#92094 - 04/23/13 08:16 AM Madrid: Puerta del Sol station SOLD to Vodafone
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This really tastes bad. It tasted bad the last time when the Puerta del Sol metro station was SOLD to Samsung Galaxy and this tastes equally bad.

El Pais Newspaper reports today that for 3 million Euros Vodafone has NAMING rights to the Madrid Puerta del Sol metro station starting in June. In September, the entire LINE 2 will be renamed "VODAFONE LINEA 2" - as it will be announced over the loudspeakers. "Próxima estación, Vodafone Linea dos". It sounds worse than it tastes.

I know that everyone's (except for the biggest corporations) in crisis, particularly governments with BIG LOANS to pay back to the EU, but this is something else.

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#92095 - 04/23/13 11:04 AM Re: Madrid: Puerta del Sol station SOLD to Vodafone [Re: MadridMan]
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Wholehearted agreement with you MM. That is tantamount to selling the heart and soul of Madrid and hundreds of years in history for a short term financial boost.
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#92096 - 04/23/13 11:12 AM Re: Madrid: Puerta del Sol station SOLD to Vodafone [Re: Puna]
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#92098 - 04/23/13 01:00 PM Re: Madrid: Puerta del Sol station SOLD to Vodafone [Re: jazz]
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That's pretty good, Jazz! thumbsup "Let the poker cards fall where they may!" (referencing the soon-to-be-built EuroVegas)

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#92099 - 04/23/13 08:00 PM Re: Madrid: Puerta del Sol station SOLD to Vodafone [Re: MadridMan]
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Shaking my head in disgust while laughing at Jazz's contribution.
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#92100 - 04/24/13 03:46 AM Re: Madrid: Puerta del Sol station SOLD to Vodafone [Re: Puna]
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What's next, a banner wrapped around the pedestal of the Puerta del Sol's "Oso y el Madroño" statue for Coca-Cola?

Hey, if they want to put advertisement banners/signs within the station itself, I say great! But to CHANGE the name of the station and the line? huh

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#92101 - 04/24/13 09:54 AM Re: Madrid: Puerta del Sol station SOLD to Vodafone [Re: MadridMan]
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100000000% agreement. What's the reaction amongst people living in Madrid?
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#92102 - 04/24/13 02:17 PM Re: Madrid: Puerta del Sol station SOLD to Vodafone [Re: Puna]
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I just heard that the Vodafone contract will last THREE YEARS!!!!!!! huh angryfire

What'd the reaction among people in Madrid? Those who've heard about it aren't at all happy. I haven't heard anyone saying it was a positive thing.



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#92103 - 04/24/13 02:54 PM Re: Madrid: Puerta del Sol station SOLD to Vodafone [Re: MadridMan]
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I find the marketing thinking to be screwed up to the max - IMHO, this is going to backfire big time on Vodofone. Admittedly the service is a million times better than most but alienating residents and visitors alike is simply stupid. Setting up signage and stuff inside the metro would have made far more sense from both a PR angle and sales / marketing tool.
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#92104 - 04/24/13 04:23 PM Re: Madrid: Puerta del Sol station SOLD to Vodafone [Re: Puna]
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Disgusting . That's all I can say without profanity .

If this happens ,,, Go to Banco de España , Callao , Opera , Gran Vía .... even Chueca and WALK to avoid this corporate madness !!

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