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What can actually be done about NOTW?

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HarrietJones Wed 06-Jul-11 12:06:04

How will they be punished? Who will take the flack & what can be done to stop it happening again?

Earthymama Wed 06-Jul-11 12:07:23

This is interesting
liberalconspiracy.org/2011/07/06/the-campaign-for-an-advertiser-boycott-of-notw-how-you-can-help/

HarrietJones Wed 06-Jul-11 12:09:49

<off to email people>

Can shops stop stocking it or will they have contracts in place?

AliceAirhead Wed 06-Jul-11 12:11:05

People could always stop buying it... (who are these people anyway?)

HarrietJones Wed 06-Jul-11 12:26:23

Ive never met anyone who buys it but some people must!

wannaBe Wed 06-Jul-11 12:31:08

nothing.

People can stop buying it but in truth they won't.

Shops won't stop stocking it.

noddyholder Wed 06-Jul-11 12:32:41

Any slebs with skeletons in the closet will be crapping themselves this week though as they are going to have to print the mother of stories to keep circulation figures up

wahwahwah Wed 06-Jul-11 12:34:56

People should just vote with their wallets and not buy it. Was it the Sun who lost most of Merseyside when it reported that people were icking the pockets of Hillsborough victims? They really suffered from the downturn in sales after that.

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 06-Jul-11 13:09:19

Like all companies, News International are mostly concerned with their share price. They need circulation because higher circulation means more advertising revenue and more revenue means more profit. If we stop buying the newspapers and if advertisers are persuaded to go elsewhere that's about as much damage as can be inflicted.

Don't think anything's going to get the NOTW circulation back up this weekend, really. If they've any sense they'll print a one page flyer saying 'sorry' and keep their heads down.

wahwahwah Wed 06-Jul-11 13:10:46

I am very happy that Ford decided to withdraw advertising. Fantastic PR move.

FetchezLaVache Wed 06-Jul-11 13:22:55

I've just seen the following as someone's FB status:

"Anyone buying NOTW this weekend might like to ask the newsagent to put it inside a copy of Mayfair to avoid embarrassment."

I've copied and pasted, in the hope that others will do the same- it might just help to set the mood for a general NOTW boycott.

Not sure how many of my FB are NOTW anyway, though...

HappyTangerine Wed 06-Jul-11 14:56:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Shoesytwoesy Wed 06-Jul-11 15:58:17

HappyTangerine thanks for that link, I was going at ask the question why? that answered it, bloody hell no wonder it has been boycotted for so long.

stokiemum62 Wed 06-Jul-11 16:08:03

I don't buy or read the news of the world but I shop in a supermarket that sells it, I drink coffee in a coffee shop that provides it ... I have emialed Waitrose and my local store manager to ask them to consider not sellin git this weekend, and have spoken to the manager in my local Costa coffee and asked her not to buy it with the other Sunday papers. If every other person who feels strongly about this spoke to Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys, Starbucks, Care Nero, the barber, the hairdresser, the pub anywhere where they sell or buy it and siad that as a regular customer they would prefer them not to sell/provide it people would start to listen.

wahwahwah Fri 08-Jul-11 09:21:27

Wow. 200 staff out a job and she still has her job.... Now how does that work? I do hope the staff there has free reign on content for the last edition on Sunday.

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