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Topic # 87347 26-Jul-2011 15:49
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Do u guys think this is ridiculous? I took this today on my way to uni this morning. Bus stop near Queen Street.

I go to auckland uni.




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  Reply # 498085 26-Jul-2011 15:52
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I find that ad quite offensive. Perhaps they are trying to be edgy.

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  Reply # 498088 26-Jul-2011 15:55
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Oh wow. Epic fail if you ask me.

Offensive? Not IMHO.

Galactically stupid. Yup.




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  Reply # 498090 26-Jul-2011 15:58
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TOTAL fail ...... they need to sack the advertising agency. Bet there will be a hoo-ha over that.

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  Reply # 498091 26-Jul-2011 16:00
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I dont get the big deal, if it offends you change power supplier. Doesnt bother me as I am not working for them.

When ihug had the massive che plastered over the place, that bothered me a little.




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  Reply # 498097 26-Jul-2011 16:10
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tonyhughes: Oh wow. Epic fail if you ask me. Offensive? Not IMHO. Galactically stupid. Yup.

Agree. I pretty much told them the same thing, so did a lot of other people.

The chief executive apologised (sort of..) and agreed to remove Saddam and Kim Il from the campaign:

http://blog.powershop.co.nz/?p=277
http://powershop.scoop.co.nz/2011/07/19/introducing-powershop-loudhailer/

http://samepowerdifferentattitude.co.nz/#/power.html

Even so, they have not made any move to take these down, and the ad's are still running, even online.
  1. I don't think they get it at all
  2. It appears they now intend to exploit it - perhaps at least until they can get it to hit the mainstream media
I don't have any problem with Powershop I just think this is dumb. If they had put Bin Laden on there as a  search and rescue pilot they would have made the news faster.

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  Reply # 498098 26-Jul-2011 16:11
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does not bother me at all.




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  Reply # 498099 26-Jul-2011 16:17
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It is akin to putting Hitler on it IMO. Bad taste, but even bad publicity is good publicity.

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  Reply # 498102 26-Jul-2011 16:24
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I don't get it..

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  Reply # 498103 26-Jul-2011 16:24
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richms: I dont get the big deal, if it offends you change power supplier. Doesnt bother me as I am not working for them.

When ihug had the massive che plastered over the place, that bothered me a little.


che was the first one I saw when I clicked on the site. Havent seen kim il yet.



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  Reply # 498105 26-Jul-2011 16:26
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its still ridiculous.

I don't get why you have to put those kind of people on there ?? For what marketing ??

That they provide good electricity ?? huh ? lol

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  Reply # 498109 26-Jul-2011 16:30
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The only thing that bothers me is that I don't get it.  *shrugs*

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  Reply # 498110 26-Jul-2011 16:31
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I liked them ads, they where funny.

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  Reply # 498111 26-Jul-2011 16:32
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Powershop had an image on their Facebook page for a while that basically told customers to "***k off" if you had any complaints. Lot of mixed views on it, obviously a lot telling them to "***k off" and others who took it as it was intended, a joke...just a very poor one.




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  Reply # 498117 26-Jul-2011 16:48
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I saw the Kim Il one first, on Albert Street. I like them, both clever and funny. Two things which are rarely combined in NZ

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  Reply # 498118 26-Jul-2011 16:50
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I'll be sticking to Energy Online..however when I saw this one I thought it was Stalin not Saddam.

Doesn't really offend me, but won't really remain in my mind after this thread




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