Angry response to easyJet over Margate ad poster
SCORES of angry Twitter posters have slammed easyJet for an ad poster which says "This year end up in Malaga not Margate."
Responses on Twitter have accused the airline of taking a "cheap shot" at the town with one posting saying the campaign could damage the Margate's image and set back all the work made to improve and promote the area.
On Facebook Thanet resident Peter Checksfield said: "Margate / Thanet has everything I want (haven't spent a night away from the place in over 6 years) " while a posting from Sara Bowers says: "Nothing on earth would tempt me to Malaga. I go to Margate quite regularly."
But others have agreed with the sentiment.One comment on the Isle of Thanet Gazette Facebook site says: "I'd think it's pretty well said. No one wants pigeons and a chilly wet breeze. They want sun....and cocktails."
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easyJet has not yet responded to a request to explain the reason for the poster.
What do you think? Is it damaging to Margate or just a harmless bit of marketing fun?