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Thread: How an Alberta PR stunt backfired in the U.S., sparking a decade of oilsands opposition

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    Another miss step, this ad in regards to oil is just bizarre.

    http://globalnews.ca/news/2848305/al...t-lesbians-ad/
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    Using the acceptable society view of two women sucking face to pimp the oilsands is just whack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini View Post


    Another miss step, this ad in regards to oil is just bizarre.

    http://globalnews.ca/news/2848305/al...t-lesbians-ad/
    How do these people manage run businesses and organizations? I can understand the truck display fail, but hot!? How do you recover from crap like this? ... Ok, sooooo, maybe they meant that in Canadian lesbian communities, lesbians are considered hot.

    They could maybe have said something about being 'free to choose', in SA, not on their lives, so choose Oilsands oil... And they could still have used their precious pic - but I doubt it.


    Moreover, I'm getting on in years and had older parents so I tend to think I've got some dated views, but... As Gemini says, "bizarre". Are these guys in their 60s or 70s! The values and lack of common sense (today) just seem like something from another time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitlope View Post
    Using the acceptable society view of two women sucking face to pimp the oilsands is just whack.
    It's a gay man who came up with the idea, he has apologized. If you take the picture of the girls out though, the message is true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moahunter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitlope View Post
    Using the acceptable society view of two women sucking face to pimp the oilsands is just whack.
    It's a gay man who came up with the idea, he has apologized. If you take the picture of the girls out though, the message is true.
    It doesn't matter if it's true. It's marketing. It has to be intelligent and cognizant of its audience. It does reflect freedoms of expression though.

    Now it would be neat to run the same ad with two men kissing. BTW I'm not even a big fan of hand shaking.


    Cheek kissing in the Arab world is relatively common, between friends and relatives. Cheek kissing between males is very common. However, cheek kissing between a male and female is usually considered inappropriate, unless within the same family; e.g. brother and sister, or if they are a married couple. Some exceptions to this are liberal areas within cities in some of the more liberal Arab countries such as Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Tunisia, where cheek kissing is a common greeting between unrelated males and females in most communities. The Lebanese custom has become the norm for non-Lebanese in Lebanese-dominated communities of the Arab diaspora. Normally in Lebanon, the typical number of kisses is three: one on the left cheek, then right, and then left between relatives. In other countries, it is typically two kisses with one on each cheek.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheek_kissing
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    Is Canadian Oilsands Community one guy?

    Google Canadian Oilsands Community and what shows up is this ad. Someone in their basement makes a nut bar ad and it gets lapped up. Typical lazy media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SP59 View Post
    Is Canadian Oilsands Community one guy?

    One gay guy and two lesbians with to much time on their hands.
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    For the opening post look here:
    http://www.connect2edmonton.ca/showt...nds-opposition

    Maybe this thread should be re-titled as: Examples of Oilsands PR gone wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SP59 View Post
    Is Canadian Oilsands Community one guy?

    One gay guy and two lesbians with to much time on their hands.
    Three's Community - a "hot" new porno comedy TV show in the works.

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