so. Is there anyone on my flist
who doesn't have an adblock going
who actually sees who advertises on LJ? Because I'd really
like to let those folks know about my unhappiness with LJ, and ask if they really want to be accociated with a service that demonstrates such contempt for it's customers...
Here's a list of contact numbers for nature.comhttp://www.nature.com/npg_/contact/offices.html
Fatloss 4 idiots:http://www2.fatloss4idiots.com/About.html
So I'm about to run, but basically what I'm planning here is to calmly and politely call these advertisers and let them know that
1. I'm frustrated with LJ's attitude towards it's consumers,
2. Ask if they are aware of the recent statements made by LJ execs.
I will then explain that I have serious reservations buying products that are advertised on a site that has such a negative, anti consumer attitude. I mean honestly, f you're advertising at a place that hates and deceives it's customers, what expectation can I have that you (the advertiser) won't also treat customers in this manner?
I'm about to run - but yes, I think this is an appropriate answer to this
. I mean, he practically ASKED us to contact advertisers:Users that are unhappy about the fact that the right to a base account is reserved only for bloggers that registered before the 12th of march, are calling for a boycott of your resource. How massive do you expect this boycott to be?
I don't know any of LJ posters familiar to me, those I have friended and commented, that would want to join said boycott. I honestly don't know any people that would seriously take up that initiative. So I am presuming such an idea to be marginal at best. Something like calling all the advertisers in the American section of livejournal and calling on them to cancel their adsHave they actually called them?Of course not. Where will you find such idiots that will call serious companies? It's one thing - to call a newspaper in hope that they will give you 15 minutes of fame on their page. But a proper firm? The first thing you'll get asked is "so who exactly are you trying to reach? What is this about and why the hell should we care?"
Oh pumpkin. You might be surprised just how much companies care about their image. After all, there are a hundred other places to advertise besides LJ. Places where consumers don't call and tell them that by advertising there, they've lost the confidence of potential customers.
EDIT 2:"Six Apart will also continue to represent LiveJournal to advertisers and sponsors for at least the coming twelve months. Brand owners interested in advertising on LiveJournal or Six Apart’s Vox "
well THAT'S interesting.