Iconic Pink Cadillacs Hit Roadblock

Mary Kay adding black Mustangs to fleet

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    Mary Kay

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    by Bruce Felps

    The Mary Kay cosmetics sales person driving a pink Cadillac once stood, OK, sat, as the symbol of a top performer in terms of company sales.

    Well, that pink Cadillac now has company in the corporate garage.

    Company executives used the annual Mary Kay convention this week, July 25-28 in downtown Dallas, to unveil its newest corporate ride — a 2011 black Mustang — available to top-performing Mary Kay independent sales directors.

    Smooth.

    Evidently, the pant-suits wanted to upgrade their mid-20th century image by adding a little extra something under the hood.

    The big unveil happened about 2:45 p.m. under a cascade of pyrotechnics and curtain of smoke in front of thousands of independent sales reps. Imagine the squeals of delight.

    But wait. The sight of a well-made-up, well-coiffed woman driving a pink Caddy just screamed Mary Kay. How will we know the chic… lady behind the wheel of the Mustang reps the cosmetics?

    Oh, right, sorry, it’s advertising. We’ll know.


    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He probably needs a new car. Maybe he could get a good deal on a pink Cadillac.