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Mastercard: Web and Marketing need to chat.

Ding ding ding.

Mastercard's South African website team and the marketing team are sorely in need of some liaison.

Mastercard's marketing people are currently spending a lot of money on a television campaign promoting a competition for a ZAR100 000 holiday, where you enter online. Nobody told their website team though. Their website has said "The page you have requested is unavailable at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please try again later." for the last few days.


You would think this kind of marketing blunder would happen seldom, but seeing a properly functional website is now the exception rather than the rule.


Yes, websites do give problems from time to time, but here it's clear that everybody is on holiday, and nobody thought to take the laptop to keep tabs on things.

Time to get a new webmaster?


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