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  • Chase Chase:
    Companies now are taking steps they believe they need to take, it happens every cycle. Usually all the little SMEs will do this kind of stuff first, before the bigger boys start changing their stance.
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  • Deric Storm Deric Storm:
    because Gillette's sales plummeted after those ads, if I'm not mistaken, right?
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  • Chase Chase:
    Actually, no. Gillette sales are completely unaffected.
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  • Deric Storm Deric Storm:
    really???
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  • Chase Chase:
    Yeah, and they're actually receiving an unprecedented level of consumer engagement and coverage.
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  • Chase Chase:
    Gillette isn't only selling in America or to men. Many women shave, many women buy razors for their household. The ad appeals to the 'correct base' of decision-makers.
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  • Deric Storm Deric Storm:
    i'm honestly surprised. Usually, when you're a product that caters to men and you basically call all men rapists, you'd think that would affect the bottom line
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  • Chase Chase:
    You'd think, but no.
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  • Deric Storm Deric Storm:
    Then again, it's weird living in the US right now
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  • Chase Chase:
    The man behind the ad, technically, is Pankaj Bhalla.
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  • Chase Chase:
    Granted Gillette has always been in that pool of mass market, anything that happens to that brand is almost a 50-50 shot.
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  • Chase Chase:
    Another controversy was the Dolce & Gabbana on Chinese model eating Italian food with chopsticks fiasco.
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  • Chase Chase:
    That actually had a negative effect on the brand, one that it is still trying to recover from. China decided it was racist, and slammed its purse.
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  • Chase Chase:
    Money is power in this case, as in many cases.
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  • Chase Chase:
    The people threatening to boycott Gillette did not have enough purchasing power to affect the brand. Those who agreed with its message was enough to offset the balance.
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  • Chase Chase:
    The people who found Dolce & Gabbana racists, though, had enough power to hurt its sales.
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  • Chase Chase:
    D&G is facing a fallout of about 400 million Euros in sales, if I remember correctly. It's been dropped by multiple distributors and retailers.
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  • Morgan Morgan:
    I'm sure D&G will recover. The Italians have a way with fashion. Coincidentally enough, I shared a meal with a Missoni barely 24 hours ago, and this very topic came up.
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  • Jacqueline Hyde Jacqueline Hyde:
    Eugene said:
    Even though Leia floating through space was egregious, the straw that broke my back was in the last jedi when shots from star destroyers arced like there was gravity in deep space.
    This is a perfect post.
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  • Jacqueline Hyde Jacqueline Hyde:
    Claire Yeon said:
    @Jacqueline Hyde watch the ep and then we'll talk. I have SO many feels right now.))
    I've never seen GOT. "Who won?" was a joke about the title. Though I do love Dany, in part because for a long time she and Maisie Williams' character (Arya?) were the only ones I was even aware of, thanks to Tumblr.
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  • Jacqueline Hyde Jacqueline Hyde:
    Incidentally, I've never seen a Star War either. My media experiences are... selective.
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  • Lucy Lucy:
    @Jacqueline Hyde, Hey I found this today during a case. look familiar? :)
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  • Invader Invader:
    (I am not much of a star wars fan at all, I enjoyed star trek for a bit, but am mainly a horror fan)
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  • Charlet Charlet:
    I don’t watch much of anything
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    Charlet Charlet: I don’t watch much of anything
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