Band and Brown Communications was none too happy to discover
recently that rival tech agency Bite Communications had rather cheekily
bought the domain name ’bandandbrown.com’.
The amusing antics all started when, as a joke of course, Band and Brown
sent Bite’s staff e-mails about new jobs. Managing director Clive
Armitage took umbrage at the move and decided to ’bite’ back.
Band and Brown, which is already registered as bbpr.com, initially
thought it was a wind-up.
However Nick Band, chairman and chief executive, soon realised
’They really are paranoid, but Bite is so unoriginal I can understand
why they did it,’ he said.
Of course, Armitage claims it was all done as a practical joke and the
disputed domain name has now been relinquished.
He was hoping that Band and Brown would see the funny side of it. But
tell that to Band, who has already contacted his solicitors on the
grounds of suing for trademark violations.
These PR jesters really do go to ridiculous lengths to put smiles on
each others faces.
Nonetheless, there is nothing like some good rivalry to keep us amused.
Keep it up.