The other day I received an email from a well known online creative education platform who was kindly giving away a free world map. It looked pretty funky so I decided I’d check it out.
Much to my amusement (because us New Zealanders have a great sense of humour) I discovered my country was missing – I slept on it – but upon waking I really felt like I needed to voice my concern for such an error.
I mean how on earth did they forget about us? Some of their educators are from here ….!
So I wrote :
And they replied… Actually they replied rather promptly, but it really felt like a generic response from one of their customer service people.
Hi,Thank you for contacting an providing your feedback. I will pass it onto our team.
There is even a whole website dedicated to the cause which can be found HERE.
And just as I was about to go on my own personal crusade, Tourism New Zealand (who has got a way bigger budget than me!) created an ad campaign that seems to be getting a lot of attention globally – go on – check it out and help us get NZ on the map!
“Help us #getNZonthemap.”
Fellow humans, there's a big conspiracy going down! We need to prove that New Zealand is missing from world maps so I can update New Zealand's fearless leader Jacinda Ardern. Help us #getNZonthemap
Posted by Rhys Darby on Tuesday, 1 May 2018