I heart MCR.

I imagine Marketing Manchester posting out THANK YOU letters to every single one of the rioters who destroyed the city centre two weeks ago. Finally, someone actually buys those ugly I heart NY knock-off t-shirts that have been sitting on the shelf of the visitors centre for years. Call me bitter, but how is wearing a t-shirt (and yes, the profits do go to Manchester-based charities) and ‘showing your pride’ going to change the problems we have here?

Update: Looks like I’m not the only one who isn’t too keen on the I Heart MCR campaign. Richard Goulding over at Manchester Mule has written an article on the campaign, Marketing Manchester, and social issues in Manchester: I heart Coportate MCR.