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audra trower williams
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posted 08 October 2003 11:38 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Bloody hell.

They also have billboards that look like this.


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Lima Bean
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posted 08 October 2003 11:45 AM      Profile for Lima Bean   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ho-lee shit.

I've seen one of those billboards. It made me shake my head. Jeebus, what are we ever going to do about shit like that?


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Michelle
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posted 08 October 2003 11:45 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yes, I've seen that first billboard ad near the bus station in Kingston.

I'm not sure what my reaction is yet. I'm still thinking about it.


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audra trower williams
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posted 08 October 2003 11:47 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Did you watch the creepy ad, too?

The Manitoba Federation of Labour is calling for a boycott of Terra boots. Good for them!


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Michelle
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posted 08 October 2003 11:52 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, I watched the ad, Audra. I'm still conflicted.
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Lima Bean
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posted 08 October 2003 11:54 AM      Profile for Lima Bean   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Michelle, could you elaborate on why you're conflicted?
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HeywoodFloyd
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posted 08 October 2003 12:08 PM      Profile for HeywoodFloyd     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Actually, it is no more than smart marketing.

The ad you saw will never make it to network TV (too many nipples). The billboards are no worse that some others that I have seen. They are appealing to their target market (strippers and underwear models ) and will probably have very brisk sales.

If you don't like the marketing campaign, the best way to protest is to not buy the boots.


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redshift
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posted 08 October 2003 12:15 PM      Profile for redshift     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
maybe it'll get more girls into the trades
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Doug
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posted 08 October 2003 12:18 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There were boots in those ads?

I think these are a good example of advertising that tries so hard to draw your attention that the product gets drowned out. Not to mention they're kind of dumb.


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Lima Bean
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posted 08 October 2003 12:20 PM      Profile for Lima Bean   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
And more than a little sexist. Boo.
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Polunatic
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posted 08 October 2003 12:37 PM      Profile for Polunatic   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I heard Ah-nold is going to make them the official boot of California.
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paxamillion
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posted 08 October 2003 12:48 PM      Profile for paxamillion   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I didn't know they made a jack boot.
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rasmus
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posted 08 October 2003 03:04 PM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That was fast. The ads are no longer available.
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audra trower williams
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posted 08 October 2003 03:51 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
awesome.
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vickyinottawa
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posted 08 October 2003 04:15 PM      Profile for vickyinottawa   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
dang, and I was about to collect some women together to discuss culture jamming actions on the billboard in my neighbourhood....
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