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Old May 2, 2013, 04:09 PM   #1
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Now THIS Is Embarrassing

No matter what you think of Johnson, having your former employer dump on you in public....nasty!

Not real tasteful on J.C. Penney's part, either.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57...e798&ttag=e798
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Old May 2, 2013, 04:35 PM   #2
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According to Bloomberg the ad was created under Ron Johnson's watch.

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Development of the 30-second ad began a few months ago after executives reviewed customer feedback, Joey Thomas, a company spokesman, said in an e-mail. In other words, the ad originated under Ron Johnson, the former chief executive officer who alienated customers by ditching discounts and axing dozens of popular brands in favor of ones aimed at younger shoppers.
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Old May 2, 2013, 04:38 PM   #3
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According to Bloomberg the ad was created under Ron Johnson's watch.



http://www.sfgate.com/business/bloom...er-4480808.php
Ah...well that does take some of the sting out of it.
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Old May 3, 2013, 11:23 AM   #4
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I saw the advert last night for the first time and thought the same. I googled around and saw that Bloomberg remark, but still. It seriously implied that they were sorry about Johnson.

Johnson didn't make me come back to JCP, nor will their apologies. I have no reason to shop there personally.
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"We tried to be something we were not."
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Old May 3, 2013, 11:49 AM   #6
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Groveling is unbecoming.

During the ad, my wife (who knows nothing about Penney) looked at me and said, "What's this all about?". I could see her mentally puzzling through all the possible nasty/illegal/immoral things Penney might have done to bring themselves here. Acts so unspeakable, they were now begging our forgiveness on prime time.

What was their sin again?

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"We tried to be something we were not."
Thank you.

But that's a national pastime. Hardly a sin.
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Groveling is unbecoming.

During the ad, my wife (who knows nothing about Penney) looked at me and said, "What's this all about?". I could see her mentally puzzling through all the possible nasty/illegal/immoral things Penney might have done to bring themselves here. Acts so unspeakable, they were now begging our forgiveness on prime time.

What was their sin again?



Thank you.

But that's a national pastime. Hardly a sin.

Agreed! What a foolish move to draw more attention to all the terrible things you've done....that weren't really that bad.
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According to Bloomberg the ad was created under Ron Johnson's watch.



http://www.sfgate.com/business/bloom...er-4480808.php
He approved it knowing it would backfire on Pennies haha
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