Any Publicity is Good Publicity. Bullshit

in steemit •  16 days ago

Dstors are having an absolute disaster of a Christmas period. What looked like a great addition to the steem blockchain and something I was keeping an eye on as a potential delegation has become somewhat of a circus. I don't know who is in the right or who is in the wrong. Frankly I do not care. The unprofessionalism in the companies replies, the upvoting of the posts on their personal accounts, and now news about owing the main man about 18k. I would not touch it with a ten foot barge pole. Many people are thinking the same with quite alot of delegation already removed.
A company issues press releases, official updates, not posts of the bloody gringe and impromptu comments that are uber defensive. A CEO of a company should review all feedback, take time to issue an appropriate response.

There seems to be two camps.
Those who asked the questions and got told where to go or flagged gang
And friends of the two founders gang because at the end of the day they are nice fellas that just want to get on.
I would not like to be the second group as they have supported the company with their delegation and now it may be a tots awks to remove their SP completely without getting personal.
The second camp are telling both guys to keep their chin up. And Any publicity is good publicity.
Well I know they are trying to be somewhat of a comfort to these two but I laugh when I hear this saying. The saying works if it is not a complete disaster. A minor mischief maybe. If any publicity was good publicity in this case the delegations wouldn't be down so much.

Volkswagen Emmisions Scandal

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Ask Oliver Schmidt the head of environment at Volkswagen America. Jailed for seven years because of the emmissions scandal. It also meant that Volkswagen had to pay 4.7 billion in claims.Great publicity there.Volkswagen sales have plummeted as a result especially in the states.

United Airlines kicking guy off plane.

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Great publicity here. The plane was overbooked and no one would get off so they kicked a guy off injuring him in the process. Doctor Dao was forcibly removed when he refused to get off the plane.It quickly went viral.
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Gerald Ratner

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Chief exec to Ratner Jewelers, a jeweler to the stars but saying in an after dinner speech that their products were total crap was a mistake. That was the end of that empire. Doing a Ratner is a commonly used saying in business circles in New York. The company had to change its name soon after to avoid going under.

Martin Shkreli

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This guy raised the price of an aids drug Daraprim by a factor of 56 times( $13.50 to $750) making it hard to affordable to the masses and he quickly became vilified throughout the world. To be the most hated man in America comes at a cost. People start looking for ways to get you and he was quickly arrested for security fraud. He is now serving 7 years in a state prison.

Tiger Woods

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After his SUV crashed into a tree and his wife chasing him with a 4 iron it has all been down hill for Tiger Woods. It emerged that he had around 120 mistresses during his marriage to Ellen and when the news broke it broke hard. Tiger never recovered from this and his dream of winning record majors was becoming a distant dream.

Data Breach at Target

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40 million credit card numbers were stolen during the breach and the results meant a heavy fine and a sales drop of more than 50%.

The list can go on forever. Bad publicity can ruin you. Minor misdemeanors can turn to good publicity but companies don't spend so much money on good publicity if they could get the same outcome with the negative stuff.
I haven't even spoken about reputation during all this. It takes years to build it up and 5 minutes to throw it away. During all this drama there is only one loser and that's the Steem blockchain. It's sad really.

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@blanchy This is a side point: I always knew Tiger Woods was promiscuous, but 120 mistresses?? Hahaha

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Yep in his damping biography that’s how many they think . 25 have come forward with evidence . They think it’s actually a lot more than the conservative 120.

Very true. Two cars I will never own a VW and a Ford. You forgot the Kango which used to burst into flames. It was removed from markets around the world and dumped in Africa with disastrous effects.
People have short memories though ,but I think Steem users are different when it comes to their hard earned Steem.

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Well the great thing about steem is that you can remove your delegation if you see any funny business therefore the dapps will have to be squeaky clean.

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hey whats wrong with Ford sir cryptoandcoffee? I'm not a huge fan or anything, just curious.

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The Ford Kuga was banned and recalled after numerous cars burst into flames. Instead of admitting it they stalled the inevitable. It turned out this Kuga model had been discontinued in other countries for the same reason. A company that puts peoples lives at risk when they know the facts is the worst type. Out of principle I won't touch one.
One person was burnt to death and still it took another 64 cars catching alight before the recall was announced. Customers couldn't give them away and were left to terrified to drive them. They were eventually sorted out financially.

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wow, I had no idea. This is the first I've even heard of a Kuga. Thanks for the information! dang, that is indeed criminal.

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Now you can see why I don't trust them. It happened in another country yet they still bought them all here. Africa has become the dumping ground and anything discontinued ends up here. They knew about the fire issues yet they still sold them. Then they lied and someone died. Bit of poetry lol.

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haha! the unintentional poet. well that really really sucks and I don't blame you, was this years ago? I mean I never heard of that model so maybe they make cheap or inferior stuff just for Africa?

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No fairly recently and happened in the last 2 years. The Kuga was in Europe. You may know it from another name though.
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Just 2 of the 64 that caught alight.

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crap. I was hoping this was something that happened decades ago. this really is a blight on them. no wonder we never heard of it over here!

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😂😂😂. The patriot there defending his own .

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wow..well, this is a sad commentary on Ford. It sounds indefensible! I've never heard of Kuga or these issues but it's criminal, their actions. sounds like a greedy corporation..typical is what it sounds like, very sad.

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Tis the steemit way of doing anything constructive, it must first be destructive, you can tell none of these people ran a business EVER.

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Couldn’t agree more . Some of the comments and replies I’m reading are very childish . Sweet valley high had less drama!

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It matters not now, but I worked for and owned multi national companies, and doing it like they do on here is as you say very "school yard" mentality, so is steemit as a whole to be fair, my wallets bigger than yours, my dads cock is bigger than yours "yawn" Hence why no big backers will ever invest here, it is what it is, and has been so way before I got here. I call it tig or tag, tag a steemian with a bigger wallet for a upvote, tag 10 for more, yawns again

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jesus @shepz1 .You owned multinationals?? Are you @freedom??? I can see that shit going on alright. Hate that. Yeah every one is really nice until they are really not nice! lots of high tension

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Take no notice bro, there is a bigger picture, and it will unfold, just not yet.

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I know some 15 year old with a better grasp of how to do business, than some of this lot on here...

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Who is this 15 year old and can they programme?

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business people seldom make good nerds...

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But when they do . They become billionaires Gates musk and Ellison

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I'd prefer to be poor with a personality, though...

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happy new year !

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And how to behave better. :-) Just check haejins comments for the past month, talk about trash.

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...there's a list of 'em...

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....does that big post he made, make anything clearer, or not? (I starting to find it tedious - I was only in for the fight! lol)

Is this good publicity, or bad....?

https://steemit.com/dtube/@lucylin/mredvnka

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Anything with Hitler in it is surely good publicity no? 😂😂😂

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The National Socialists did quite well out of it!!

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What a mess, this could be a lesson.

There is a lesson to be learned

howdy sir blanchy! Business 101. They have broken so many bussiness principles I lost count. They should hire you to consult them sir blanchy.

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Hold on , you're the secret business man amongst us with a proven track record. I just fold knickers for a living. Sort them out Janton. You might need to smuggle a few hand guns over in case shit starts hitting the fan!!

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haha! we need to send cryptoandcoffee, he's an expert at business efficiency. And you probably know more about marketing than all of them put together.
Where are these people anyway? That's a depressing story sir blanchy. The dapps are supposed to save steem.