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Warning: This post was published more than 11 years ago.

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This from MediaGuardian:

The Daily Telegraph was facing a PR calamity today after a printing error led to an “unprecedented number” of winners in its new, £1m Paper Poker promotion. The paper was inundated with calls from readers who thought they had won the £5,000 top cash prize. But a technical cock-up had caused the wrong playing cards to be printed in yesterday’s paper, leading to many more winners than intended.

Stories like this do amuse me.

This 694th post was filed under: News and Comment.






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