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originally posted by: pikestaff
originally posted by: MonkeyFishFrog
a reply to: Misterlondon
I thought it was bad luck for a ship to have a masculine name? At least Boaty McBoatface is gender neutral.
Bismarck, Hood, prince of Wales, Graff Spee, prove your point somewhat.
After their initial reluctance Greenpeace embraced the result of the popular vote and used the name at the center of its campaign. The added publicity, at no cost to Greenpeace, gave it enough impact to convince the Japanese government, and the plan to hunt Humpback whales was abandoned in December 2007.
In Campaign Magazine, advertising guru Russell Davies praised Greenpeace's handling of the campaign as "one of the defining moments in New Media marketing." The name has since spawned clothing, logos, flashvideos, and the slogan "Save Mister Splashy Pants."