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(Adweek)   Kellogg's UK apologises for "retweet this or the kid starves" social media campaign   (adweek.com) divider line 40
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2013-11-11 09:20:36 PM
No need to apologize for everything, sheesh!
 
2013-11-11 09:20:39 PM
Re-tweet this or you don't get beer.
 
2013-11-11 09:21:28 PM
lampoon.rwinters.com
 
2013-11-11 09:25:50 PM
Done in three
 
2013-11-11 09:32:05 PM
I saw one a while back from a group on Facebook that said for every 100 (or something) "likes" or "shares" they'd donate body armor to a soldier. Who knew the concept of the chain letter would survive in the digital era?
 
2013-11-11 09:39:08 PM
i.imgur.com
No threat better than this. And none more effective.
 
2013-11-11 09:48:18 PM

Badmoodman: [lampoon.rwinters.com image 850x1142]


And we're done.

/night-night
 
2013-11-11 09:49:46 PM

Badmoodman:


Fark has this well in hand. Good job on the fast draw.
 
2013-11-11 09:50:04 PM
How about the "Feed your kid our cereal to make him stop masturbating" media campaign?  Have they apologized for that one yet?
 
2013-11-11 09:53:43 PM

Fano: Badmoodman:

Fark has this well in hand. Good job on the fast draw.


Kudos indeed.
 
2013-11-11 09:55:46 PM
How is this any different from one of the ubiquitous "X cents out of every purchase goes to some charity" campaigns that no one ever bats an eyelash at?
 
2013-11-11 10:07:18 PM

darwinpolice: How is this any different from one of the ubiquitous "X cents out of every purchase goes to some charity" campaigns that no one ever bats an eyelash at?


bbsimg.ngfiles.com
 
2013-11-11 10:12:15 PM

Badmoodman: [lampoon.rwinters.com image 850x1142]


Sort of what I came in here to post:

Sarah McLachlan @sarahmclachlan

Retweet this or the puppy get it. #sweetsurrender
 
2013-11-11 10:19:26 PM

darwinpolice: How is this any different from one of the ubiquitous "X cents out of every purchase goes to some charity" campaigns that no one ever bats an eyelash at?


it's not really.

It's the same as sending in the "box tops" to help fund schools, or the thing where they say "for every dollar you donate, we'll donate one too!". It's just this time some morons saw it on twitter, decided it was going to be their "outrage of the day" and some pussy executive decided they had to apologize.
 
2013-11-11 10:19:56 PM
crippledsummer.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-11-11 10:41:36 PM
Asstard with no sense of humor says what.....
 
2013-11-11 10:59:06 PM
Repeat this comment or your lawn gnome gets it.
 
2013-11-11 10:59:09 PM

Mattyb710: darwinpolice: How is this any different from one of the ubiquitous "X cents out of every purchase goes to some charity" campaigns that no one ever bats an eyelash at?

it's not really.

It's the same as sending in the "box tops" to help fund schools, or the thing where they say "for every dollar you donate, we'll donate one too!". It's just this time some morons saw it on twitter, decided it was going to be their "outrage of the day" and some pussy executive decided they had to apologize.


I hate these campaigns, anyway.  Just allocate a bunch of money and donate it.  Don't tie it to sales in this obvious sham to make me feel like I am somehow contributing to this donation.  I could have donated more money by not buying the damn thing and just giving the money to the organization in the first place.  Or if the company just donated a lump sum of money.
 
2013-11-11 10:59:44 PM
How is this different from (almost) every other charity-driven campaign?  Buy my yogurt or those biatches with breast cancer get screwed! (PS We'll only donate this max amount which we hit months ago.)  I use Yoplait as an example, but most of them follow the same thread.  They are giving in order to get PR, so ... It isn't any different that the way others try to pull at your heartstrings.
 
2013-11-11 11:04:14 PM

darwinpolice: How is this any different from one of the ubiquitous "X cents out of every purchase goes to some charity" campaigns that no one ever bats an eyelash at?


The problem is the wording.  "1 retweet = 1 breakfast for a vulnerable child".  It implies that they've got these vulnerable children out there, and they're not going to feed them unless they get these retweets.
 
2013-11-11 11:10:01 PM

fusillade762: I saw one a while back from a group on Facebook that said for every 100 (or something) "likes" or "shares" they'd donate body armor to a soldier. Who knew the concept of the chain letter would survive in the digital era?


Are you saying that Bill Gates isn't really gonna write me a check for a cool 1.1 million dollars for forwarding that email to everybody in my address box?
 
2013-11-11 11:16:39 PM
Share this post and you will receive huge sums of money and large medium-rare steaks.
Ignore this post and you will awaken at two every morning to find a small, creepy, glowing girl watching you with a look of disillusioned disappointment.


Something something God and something else prayer.
 
2013-11-11 11:17:13 PM
The kid is starving because he is a good for nothing leech on society. He should get a job. Kony is hiring.
 
2013-11-12 12:19:33 AM
As a man who doesn't like children, or kittens, but who isn't dumb enough to social media, I'm going to jerk it on some corn flakes in honor of this. Stop feeding kids, too damned many of them anyways!
 
2013-11-12 12:22:51 AM
Breakfast of champyuns

mojosavings.comcdn.bleacherreport.net
 
2013-11-12 01:06:07 AM
At least they're feeding somebody.
 
2013-11-12 01:13:43 AM

SpaceBison: fusillade762: I saw one a while back from a group on Facebook that said for every 100 (or something) "likes" or "shares" they'd donate body armor to a soldier. Who knew the concept of the chain letter would survive in the digital era?

Are you saying that Bill Gates isn't really gonna write me a check for a cool 1.1 million dollars for forwarding that email to everybody in my address box?


Hey.... I mailed one US dollar to everyone on that list... i'm STILL waiting for someone to mail me a dollar back!
 
2013-11-12 02:37:15 AM

Badmoodman: [lampoon.rwinters.com image 850x1142]


Wow, back when National Lampoon wasn't just frat-boy comedy movies.
 
2013-11-12 03:37:04 AM
25.media.tumblr.com

http://www.sharesfromyouraunt.com/  neatly skewers everything about these corporate 'charity' campaigns
and the dumbasses who think they'll accomplish a single thing by passing them around.
 
2013-11-12 03:53:05 AM

blue_2501: Mattyb710: darwinpolice: How is this any different from one of the ubiquitous "X cents out of every purchase goes to some charity" campaigns that no one ever bats an eyelash at?

it's not really.

It's the same as sending in the "box tops" to help fund schools, or the thing where they say "for every dollar you donate, we'll donate one too!". It's just this time some morons saw it on twitter, decided it was going to be their "outrage of the day" and some pussy executive decided they had to apologize.

I hate these campaigns, anyway.  Just allocate a bunch of money and donate it.  Don't tie it to sales in this obvious sham to make me feel like I am somehow contributing to this donation.  I could have donated more money by not buying the damn thing and just giving the money to the organization in the first place.  Or if the company just donated a lump sum of money.


So much THIS

Starbucks donates 5 cents from every bottle of $2.85 water they sell to a 'clean water for Africa' charity.

/I bet they write it off, too
 
2013-11-12 06:10:11 AM
stupid outrage is stupid
 
2013-11-12 08:06:09 AM
I think it's hilarious when sociopaths go into marketing.  The blatant efforts to exploit without the empathy required to grasp nuance is like a fountain of unintentional humor.
 
2013-11-12 08:41:05 AM

dragonchild: I think it's hilarious when sociopaths go into marketing.  The blatant efforts to exploit without the empathy required to grasp nuance is like a fountain of unintentional humor.


That brings up an interesting chicken-and-egg type of problem.

Are sociopaths naturally drawn to the cesspool that is marketing, or does marketing exist because we had to put the sociopaths somewhere?
 
2013-11-12 08:46:32 AM
I hate virtually all charity-corporate tie ins, just like I hate any corporation claiming to be "green".

Well, that's not true, they're all green -- because all they care about is their own profit.
 
2013-11-12 09:01:30 AM
Please remove the large branch from your anus.
 
2013-11-12 09:27:43 AM
Just wait until they ask you at your local grocery store if you'd like to donate on top of paying for your groceries now.
 
2013-11-12 11:22:26 AM
me for the Natlamp cover and leave satisfied.


/Poonster since 1972
//Have the complete set on DVD
 
2013-11-12 11:23:24 AM
Came for the Natlamp cover and leave satisfied.


/Poonster since 1972
//Have the complete set on DVD
 
2013-11-12 01:06:23 PM
i1.ytimg.com

/surprised this wasn't near the top, but I'm sure it's not fark-obscure
 
2013-11-12 01:33:15 PM

skrame: /surprised this wasn't near the top, but I'm sure it's not fark-obscure


That's different. We know Crazy Ernie will do it. Because he's crazy!
 
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