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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 10:58 AM
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Kellogg’s Suffering the Consequences of Phelps Dismissal
US (ChattahBox) – It looks like the dumping of Michael Phelps from the Kellogg’s sponsorship wasn’t the great PR move the company had hoped.

A new report released from Silicon Alley has shown that Kellogg’s has moved from the reputation of 9th in the country, to 83rd, making it clear that the pot smoker’s threats of a heavy boycott worked the way they said it would.

“Not even an industry-wide peanut scare inflicted as much damage on the food company’s reputation,” the report claimed.

It’s true. The massive salmonella outbreak, in which they were found to have been aware of potential contamination, took a back seat to the Phelps scandal, and it now seems that the company’s reputation could be damaged beyond all repair.

http://chattahbox.com/business/2009/02/25/kelloggs-suff...
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norepubsin08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 11:00 AM
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1. Fucking Corporate Weasel Redneck Assholes
I hope this back fires on them big time...It's high time we stopped wasting so much time, money and energy over pot!
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 11:00 AM
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2. Amazing, this country is changing at lightning speed.
And all it took was a real President who actually cares about people.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 11:03 AM
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3. A new generation of activists and voters...Thank Gawd....n/t
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 11:03 AM
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4. "Bong Power"....
I'd say it was dja vu all over again, but I have such difficulty remembering...........
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 11:04 AM
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5. Food conglomerates should NEVER piss off guys with the munchies
It was a VERY bad move.
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 11:05 AM
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6. Hoohah
Edited on Thu Feb-26-09 11:06 AM by Why Syzygy
:bounce: Pricks.
The petitioners were correct. Kellogg's had more smokin' customers than they ever imagined.
Delighted with their success.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 11:17 AM
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12. America has more smokers than ever reported.
Reefer madness is coming to an end, finally.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 11:06 AM
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7. They sure screwed up by alienating the Munchies crowd.
:silly:
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 11:28 AM
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17. I'm imagining a TV commercial
where someone takes several bong hits, then eats handfuls of cereal right out of the box

"Rice Crispies. When you have the screaming munchies."
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 11:29 AM
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18. Sounds like a winner to me. It'd even simplify the DEA's task.
Edited on Thu Feb-26-09 11:31 AM by TahitiNut
All they'd have to do is look for boxes of Rice Krispies. :silly:

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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 11:06 AM
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8. Just some info on the "data" that is being reported here.
"Ad Age reports that cereal company Kellogg may have taken a hit for its decision to drop Michael Phelps after the bong photo fiasco.

Vanno, a website that follows 5,500 companies, compiles its reputation index by capturing "gossip, news, opinion and personal insight about companies and their reputations" submitted by users that it converts into numerical scores and rankings. Its figures shows Kellogg, which was ranked an impressive No. 9 in January, fell to No. 16 after announcing its peanut-butter-related recalls. But the company fell to No. 68 after letting Mr. Phelps go...According to Vanno, Kellogg has since fallen to 83.

I don't know how valid Vanno's reputation tracking formula is, but it's at lest encouraging to see the company's rank go down rather than up."

http://reason.com/blog/show/131891.html
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 11:10 AM
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11. So the ranking is compiled by online gossip, news, and opinions?
Maybe this means pot smokers use the internet more. Maybe the internet leads to pot smoking. We better ban the internet before all our kids end up on drugs!
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 11:19 AM
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15. I always knew the internet was a gateway drug!
:rofl:
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 11:06 AM
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9. Awesome.
:rofl:
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rvablue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 11:07 AM
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10. Good. n/t
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 11:18 AM
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13. but did it have any effect on their sales?
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Seldona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 11:18 AM
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14. Haven't spent a dime on their products since.
Never will either. My kids, who love their cereal, never noticed we switched brands. That is a remarkable drop, from 9th to 83rd. That's Greeeeeat!
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 11:28 AM
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16. Prayer Tarts and Sugar Frosted Jesus Flakes....coming next....nt
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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 11:39 AM
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19. Definition of corporate suicide:
the company that makes Frosted Flakes pissing off stoners with the munchies.
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 11:40 AM
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20.  Is The First Time
a boycott by the left of this country has actually worked?

It feels great to know that "us" instead of "them" now have the upper hand.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 11:47 AM
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21. Twinkies Sales went up 400%....Bwahahahaha
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demokatgurrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 12:21 PM
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22. Very happy to read that
Glad to see munchies are being satisfied elsewhere.
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 12:27 PM
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23. I was unaware that Phelps worked for Kellogg's or that they fired him, but what the hell...
I will continue not buying Kellogg's products.
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 12:36 PM
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25. They cancelled his sponsorship
contract. Savor the irony. He hits a bong and then does a commercial for Kellogg's. Not any more.
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 12:28 PM
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24. Oh, that is very satisfying, I must say.
And did you see where the new A.G. has just ENDED all Federal raids on medical marijuana facilities? Definitively. Kaput. No more!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Elections matter!
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