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CU zombies storm Wells Fargo wagon
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (10/14/11)--Avoid becoming banker zombies by joining a credit union. That was the message delivered by live zombies who swarmed the Wells Fargo State Coach and "reached out" to festival goers to warn them about banks, during a recent Octoberfest in Hickory, N.C.
Zombies swarmed a Wells Fargo coach to deliver a message to recent Octoberfest goers in Hickory, N.C.: Don't become a bank zombie. Join a credit union. Zombies were from Carolina Postal CU, based in Charlottesville, N.C. (Photo provided by the North Carolina Credit Union League)
The zombies, keeping in touch with the current pop culture theme, "Zombies are this year's vampires," were from Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolina Postal CU, according to the North Carolina Credit Union League. They participated in the Octoberfest, warning festival participants to avoid becoming bank zombies by joining a credit union. In addition to the live "undead," the credit union is providing members with "survival" tips at a micro-site with a zombie video at www.survivebankerzombies.com. The information is also included on the credit union's Facebook page, direct mailings using the U.S. Postal Service's new Every Door Direct mail program, e-mail blasts, posters--"and a few squishy brains." Rumor has it that the credit unions' branches will all succumb to a zombie invasion on Oct. 31. PTP New Media was the brains behind the credit union's creative marketing plan. For more photos check out the Facebook page.
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