Yesterday news spread fast that Google had made a boo-boo with their regular holiday themed logos – their valentines day logo appeared to be missing an ‘L’:-

Google Valentines

This sparked off all kinds of debate on the internet about Google getting it wrong and how the mighty have fallen. Everybody was talking about it including Seth Godin and also the Three Minds blog. But look a little closer and you’ll see that the ‘L’ is actually the stalk on the strawberry.

Clever Google. Make people think you’ve made a mistake and get a whole bunch of free publicity out of it.

Take note marketeers.