I've seen these new ads for Marsh throughout the NYC subways recently, and didn't pay them much attention, besides wonder what the hell they were talking about. I figured I don't know much about investing, so risk doesn't mean much to me. But now, the ads are stirring a bunch of controversy after people started seeing The World Trade Center's twin towers in the eyes of the models in the ads.
Now, I'm sure the reflections are just a product of the lighting and not done intentionally, but Marsh did lose almost 300 employers on September 11th. If your company has that much of a tie to that day and that tragedy, then I think you should have caught this before these ads went out. If for nothing else, then to avoid this type of media attention and grief for the families of the victims. The New York Post has an article on the issue today, and I just saw a promo for a piece that will air on tonight's Fox 5 News at 10.