Today on the Menu: Harry Potter Screws Up Royally in England

By Matt Van Hoven 

Advertising people should skip forward to 10:38 and listen to the portion of the show about a woman in England who set up a theme dinner, in her home, that showcased all things Harry Potter. Attendees pay for their meal, which apparently takes Ms. Marmite Love (pseudonym) four days to prepare, and that caused the Warner Bros. legal team to get their undies in a bunch and force the woman to cancel the dinner.

Ms. Lover, unfettered by the pressure, simply changed the name of her little gathering (which she claims earns her very little money, and includes things like talking pictures) to “Generic Wizard Night”.


We’ll skip the “this is why brands are stupid” nonsense and go right to “ugh.”

More on that story here.