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put my DD stickers out last month. Did my services today and was quite pleased with the results. Only problem is that they were about the only item sold the others were typically empty. Also I had my set at .75. So in closing I'm happy with the results.

How did everyone else do?

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They are on fire. About to reorder a bunch more.

They are on fire. About to reorder a bunch more. As a matter of fact. I will be putting them in every flat account we've got Got to strike now before the d.d. fatigue sets in.

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Nothing to do with the stickers but the whole group of them were at the Alabama LSU game last night. Last night when the game was over they stopped traffic to allow the DD RV and a group of very expensive SUVs followed by a DD branded truck get on the interstate. They headed back to LA with a full police escort.

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Nothing to do with the stickers but the whole group of them were at the Alabama LSU game last night. Last night when the game was over they stopped traffic to allow the DD RV and a group of very expensive SUVs followed by a DD branded truck get on the interstate. They headed back to LA with a full police escort.

Pretty sad commentary on a once great nation.

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put my DD stickers out last month. Did my services today and was quite pleased with the results. Only problem is that they were about the only item sold the others were typically empty. Also I had my set at .75. So in closing I'm happy with the results.

How did everyone else do?

 

75 cents, really? I've been thinking about trying a 75 cent vend price on flat items. How is it working for you?

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A&E must have forgotten that this is a country with freedom of speech.

 

No.

That Duck Dynasty dude forgot his paycheck is made of advertising dollars.

 

The fact is, A&E relies on advertising.

Anything that jeopardizes advertising dollars will be a problem.

The smart thing for any entertainer whose income is generated through advertising is to avoid making statements about ANY divisive issue.

 

Much like employees at some companies are not allowed to have visible tattoos.

Just like men are disallowed from wearing earings when on duty at some jobs.

And we don't expect to hear sales associates cussing while on duty when we are at a store.

 

These are all limitations placed on an employee's freedom of expression while on duty.

Free speech is irrelevant when you are on someone else's clock.

And for entertainers on commercial networks they don't have a timecard to punch to get off the clock -- they are always on the clock.

That's just one of the drawbacks of their chosen career.

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I can report that half of my accts. are on fire [.75] and the other half is so so. Have no concerns about raising my prices and am going to raise all machine prices after 1st of year.

 

Please come back and let us know how it goes.

 

I've been reluctant to raise prices in shared locations...especially since I wouldn't be changing all the products.

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In America everyone has freedom of speech [or that's what the 1st amendment says anyway] and for any one person either rich poor straight or gay Christian or non believers, should be allowed their beliefs and able to state those opinions. If you look on msn they[msn]  interviewed the two homosissies from storage wars new York. These two was allowed to say the grosses and perverted things in defense of their lifestyle,and against Phil. I don't see them getting kicked off that show. If a station is so dependent on one lifestyle over all others they should only get their support from the people in that life style .

Excuse the rant but stuff like this really disgusts me.

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In America everyone has freedom of speech [or that's what the 1st amendment says anyway] and for any one person either rich poor straight or gay Christian or non believers, should be allowed their beliefs and able to state those opinions.

 

Not when you are on someone else's time.

Everyone who has held a regular job should know that.

 

If I'm on my boss' time, I can't publicly share opinions on divisive issues or perform controversial actions in front of our customers no matter how strongly I support free speech.

If I do share those opinions or take those actions in front of customers I had better be prepared to lose my job.

 

Celebrities are never "off the clock"....remember Jane Fonda and her Vietnam nightmare?

 

The truth is, duck supporters may be the only ones teed off about his suspension.

For all we know, the comments were made in order to draw more attention to the show.

It's been done before.

"No such thing as bad publicity"

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In America everyone has freedom of speech [or that's what the 1st amendment says anyway] and for any one person either rich poor straight or *** Christian or non believers, should be allowed their beliefs and able to state those opinions. If you look on msn they[msn]  interviewed the two homosissies from storage wars new York. These two was allowed to say the grosses and perverted things in defense of their lifestyle,and against Phil. I don't see them getting kicked off that show. If a station is so dependent on one lifestyle over all others they should only get their support from the people in that life style .

Excuse the rant but stuff like this really disgusts me.

 

Freedom of speech doesn't = freedom from consequences for it.  You're allowed to say anything you want...aaaaand everyone else is allowed to be ticked off about it.  

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Freedom of speech doesn't = freedom from consequences for it. You'll allowed to say anything you want...aaaaand everyone else is allowed to be ticked off about it.

What he said.

--Steven

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Not when you are on someone else's time.

Everyone who has held a regular job should know that.

 

If I'm on my boss' time, I can't publicly share opinions on divisive issues or perform controversial actions in front of our customers no matter how strongly I support free speech.

If I do share those opinions or take those actions in front of customers I had better be prepared to lose my job.

 

Celebrities are never "off the clock"....remember Jane Fonda and her Vietnam nightmare?

 

The truth is, duck supporters may be the only ones teed off about his suspension.

For all we know, the comments were made in order to draw more attention to the show.

It's been done before.

"No such thing as bad publicity"

I honestly think this is the whole reason behind it.. What gets rednecks more riled up than anything??

encroaching on their freedom and religion....Anybody that knows america knows that when americans get mad they get revenge and make their point by SPENDING MONEY!!!  We are a consumer country period!

 

My facebook timeline had been blowing up by all my Redneck friends and family and more than one comment has been "Support the Robertson's and buy Duck Dynasty stuff for Christmas!"

 

This is all a ploy and timed at the time of big spending.. Everybody is gonna go buy more camo stuff for presents  and in some way think they are helping billionaire Phil Robertson through his tough emotional ordeal !

 

I for one think the show is funny and it reminds me of so many of my family and friends as anybody that knows me knows im redneck to the bone..  I think its totally staged just like any "reality" show and there are producers etc. all sitting around saying "Hey ,Hey Phil ,, When you do that GQ interview you need to say something that is  promoting your religious beliefs but in a way piss off gays or something..but make it look like YOUR the victim so we can get rid of all these billions of dollars of camo golpher at all the walmarts!!!!"... If you do it we will finally let you take a behind the scenes role where you don't have a camera up you arse all the time."....

 

cause everybody knows that duck dynasty stuff is totally a GIFT product((definition------no redneck like me will ever go in a walmart and buy a camo shirt with some ZZtop looking redneck  on it on my own,,,BUT if one of nieces or nephews or something got me a shirt cause they knew i liked the show i would wear it just because I got it from them and i would be afraid it would hurt their feelings if i didn't..Therefore a explanation of GIFT product.))

 

genius marketing

 

ron

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No.

That Duck Dynasty dude forgot his paycheck is made of advertising dollars.

The fact is, A&E relies on advertising.

Anything that jeopardizes advertising dollars will be a problem.

The smart thing for any entertainer whose income is generated through advertising is to avoid making statements about ANY divisive issue.

Much like employees at some companies are not allowed to have visible tattoos.

Just like men are disallowed from wearing earings when on duty at some jobs.

And we don't expect to hear sales associates cussing while on duty when we are at a store.

These are all limitations placed on an employee's freedom of expression while on duty.

Free speech is irrelevant when you are on someone else's clock.

And for entertainers on commercial networks they don't have a timecard to punch to get off the clock -- they are always on the clock.

That's just one of the drawbacks of their chosen career.

The guy was asked a question and answered it & stood up for his beliefs as a man and a Christian.

I would buy your argument about jeopardizing advertising dollars but that is not the whole story here. US companies have no problem jeopardizing advertising dollars from a significant portion of their customers (Christians) while embracing other groups. Some groups are considered important, others not.

Ther was a time in America when celebrities and citizens use to be able to express their opinions and beliefs without every group being outraged and calling for boycotts and every entertainment media freaking out and folding at the first sign of trouble.

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I tend to agree Ron.  I don't think it was a mistake - just well timed.  

 

However I DON'T agree that it was a shrewd move because the people willing to defend Duck Dynasty were buying the camo crap anyway. All this does is alienate the on-the-fence crowd (somebody who doesn't watch the show buying for an uncle who they know loves it).  

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I don't watch their show and don't buy their stuff [except stickers to resale]. I just can't see having one group control every statement and comment made toward them. It seems to me that a lot of big movie stars and personalities have been in their [gay lesbian] and spoke out in support of them and nothing was done to them some even became more famous because of it, but come out and say something against them and everybody has a major fit. This political correctness bs has gone way too far out of control.

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What about the rights of the employer? if you had a route driver who was saying things that offended your customers shouldn't you have the right to suspend or fire him?

Freedom of speech is only about the government not being able to infringe on people's rights (and there are even limits to that). It doesn't effect private entities

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What about the rights of the employer? if you had a route driver who was saying things that offended your customers shouldn't you have the right to suspend or fire him?

Freedom of speech is only about the government not being able to infringe on people's rights (and there are even limits to that). It doesn't effect private entities

 

in the old days if u got ratings it didnt matter..co would stand behind u , look at howard stern,etc.. they got ratings. because in the 80s/90s u had to go thru a lot of trouble

to write a letter. if it really mattered to u, u had to expend effort. now everyone can click a like button or retweet from the phone and it looks like a lot of ppl give a sH*t but 99% dont really care they just click and move on to the next phony outrage. to the a&e it looks like a lot of backlash is happening but its really just because theres no effort expended 

to complain. companies need to stand behind the talent if they are making money ppl shouldnt lose their jobs over this kinda stuff,same with paula dean and all that, nobody even remembers all the outrage it was only 8 months ago? lost her whole career over it. 

 

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