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'Career women make bad mothers' ad to run on side of buses

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mrsbaldwin Mon 04-Jan-10 15:48:03

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mrsbaldwin Fri 03-Feb-12 19:23:42

Old thread, but you're very welcome (I'm still watching grin)

kelly2000 Thu 02-Feb-12 18:45:01

pah - just saw this was an old thread updated with spam

kelly2000 Thu 02-Feb-12 18:41:43

all it shows that this guy cannot actually advertise unless he uses something that is semi illegal, and controversial. If he was so good at advertising he would be able to advertise outdoor advertising without resorting to this behaviour.

i wonder if he would dare to say anything nasty about people on the basis of thei race or religion, or if he just says it for women.

ViVas Thu 02-Feb-12 17:43:24

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SamanthaFox Tue 04-May-10 07:35:14

I've only just realised I'm on the list. That's very worrying.

I was pretty rude about the troll type posts but I don't remember swearing or attacking anyone personally...certainly not anything worthy of deletion.

That's really strange. I would never have said anything about the size of someone's dick, either. it isn't my style at all.


McAli Thu 21-Jan-10 21:25:53

I dislike this type of 'controversy' buzz marketing because it causes upset between Mums (stay at home and working mums). Apart from the fact that I am now aware of it (grrrrr) I think it will backfire. So many women are not career women, they simply have to go to work to pay their mortgages.

Anyway, as a marketing professional on maternity leave... outdoor advertising is over priced for the return on investment. The power of the internet and contextual advertising is far more effective as demonstrated by this post.

picl Thu 14-Jan-10 10:44:12

all sounds a bit nazi to me - think on

ssd Wed 13-Jan-10 21:16:53

good post sm

scottishmummy Tue 12-Jan-10 18:49:39

your link Garry Lace and Rupert Campbell blog

bevjack Tue 12-Jan-10 12:23:08

Hello, you might all like to know that Garry Lace and Rupert Campbell have posted an apology on their blog:

All a bit insincere if you ask me but worth a look to make your own mind up. You can also post your thoughts on their blog if you fancy that!

Bev. x

mummyingreen Sat 09-Jan-10 15:31:25

Mrs Crocoduck needs to meet a real nanny who complements a happy and well-adjusted family. My dd now has 3 people who love her dearly and who stimulate and develop her in different ways. She also has a strong female role model (her mother) who is able to balance work and family life. Like my mother before me, I'm a career woman who makes an excellent mother.

WorkingItOutAsIGo Sat 09-Jan-10 14:34:44

Good post-match analysis from scottishmummy, I thought.

southeastastra Fri 08-Jan-10 19:34:09

oh dear just seen justine's post from last night!

Harriedandflustered Fri 08-Jan-10 19:25:34

In snow the admen
try vainly to charm mothers
still wary but pleased

SydneyScarborough Fri 08-Jan-10 19:12:56

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Turtlesmum Fri 08-Jan-10 18:46:01

I'd like to add my thanks to Mrsbaldwin, crazycatlady & Harried&flustered. Fantastic effort and well done

Imisssleeping Fri 08-Jan-10 18:44:45

Aww Sydneyscarborough thanks for missing my award winning poems.

Been out all day walking in the snow and meeting friends for lunch.
Trying to cram my 55 hours quality child time in!
Yes I'm a good mummy not one of you bad working typesgrin

Will have to work on one of my poems, such eloquence takes time ya know!

AitchTwoOhOneOh Fri 08-Jan-10 18:41:58

it's more than fine, it's great. but let's not have the post-match analysis make it all about the wrath/power of mn, because it allows the focus to narrow on us, rather than remain on the offence to every woman (and beyond) in the land.

scottishmummy Fri 08-Jan-10 18:30:17

yes as a medium discussion boards can swiftly galvanise opinion/support by sheer volume of members and easy accessibility.mrs baldwin made it easy too with her informative links and sample letter

but lets not get too giddy,as daily the same sentiment is replicated on mn.many posts echoing the sentiment and citing quasi-research and anecdotes as evidence

i object to the media representation of mn as a mammies meeting.homogeneous mums on the net.all that chuff about politicians getting mauling or force of mn.

what is outstanding and interesting is the diversity of opinions.dont always agree but do like the range and liberal moderation

great thing about internet is speed and access to information.ability to rapidly respond to information

LeninGrad Fri 08-Jan-10 18:14:35

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AitchTwoOhOneOh Fri 08-Jan-10 17:27:30




scottishmummy Fri 08-Jan-10 17:16:44

this wasn't a mn campaign,it was astute and motivated individual pointing out a misjudged advert.some other like minded individuals concurred.but not whole of mn.i dont think their is a collective mn isnt a therapeutic community or is collection of individuals.some concur some dont. this media notion of mn as a homogeneous mass of mammies is a misnomer,and bitty thrives because of the individual differences and range of posters views

mrs Baldwin,well done for drawing attention to the poster,and the ways to complain

BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 08-Jan-10 15:10:23


do keep up !!

onebatmother Fri 08-Jan-10 14:50:18

lol that was to bald at 14.01. MUST REFRESH more often!

onebatmother Fri 08-Jan-10 14:49:14

no it's not

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