Mothers Direct link with "lactation biscuits"

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Post by Penguin » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:31 pm

I can't find the link on MD page anymore (but maybe I'm not looking in the right spot?)
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Post by strolltotheshops » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:56 am

I think the whole thing is dodgy and wrong, in general. One particular aspect that troubles me (although the whole thing troubles me) is saying that the prize is "one months [sic] supply of /first name/ /last name's/ 'lactation biscuits'". I think that's very dangerous. I think it gives the impression that there is a particular dose of biscuits that is effective as a galactagogue. Very, very bad :twisted:.

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Post by Andypandy » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:23 am

Apparently the product is "a combination of ancient wisdom and modern science". :shock: :roll: :smt078

I guess the phrase "science and love" was already taken.
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Post by strolltotheshops » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:31 am

Oh and this
Ladies, if you come across a man who is smart, hot, humble, educated, financially secure, passionate and patient, great at fixing things around the house and is not materialistic, loves you like you are the only girl in the world and watches you whilst you are applying your make up while listening to every word you say.......then, please be assured that the WEED you have just smoked is of superior quality.
just came up in my fbook news feed because one of my friends shared it from the site of that woman who markets the lactation biscuits.
It's awful. Why do people think it's OK to think these things are funny?!

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Post by Mummy woo! » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:35 pm

Has anyone raised this with their Branch President or directly with the Board?
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Post by princess-spud » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:27 pm

I emailed marketing & they are looking into it.
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Post by Mummy woo! » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:16 pm

princess-spud wrote:I emailed marketing & they are looking into it.
Good stuff. I'm not on Facebook to look for myself.
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Post by Penguin » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:44 pm

I too have emailed marketing and MD. I'm waiting for the go ahead to post what marketing said in private email.

MW you should be able to see the comp from STTS's op link. Oh, and you should join fb ;)
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Post by Mummy woo! » Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:22 pm

Penguin wrote: MW you should be able to see the comp from STTS's op link. Oh, and you should join fb ;)
I can only see a flyer and there is nothing about MD on here. And no - every time you ladies post some sh!te that you get on FB I think I'm well out of it!
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Post by Penguin » Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:44 pm

Hi all, marketing said it was ok for me to post this. It was part of the reply to my email.
Thanks so much for taking the time to email me. The Facebook post you refer to was put up in error on the ABA FB page yesterday by one of our admins and taken down as soon as that error was discovered. It was removed because the ***** product does not meet ABA’s advertising policy. We will be doing no further promotion of the Mothers Direct competition through ABA. My understanding is the competition cannot be cancelled at this stage, however Mothers Direct have been made aware of the feedback in relation to having ********as a prize. We are also addressing the issue that allowed the post to go on the ABA Facebook page in error and making sure nothing like that happens again.
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Post by Penguin » Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:47 pm

Mummy woo! wrote:
Penguin wrote: MW you should be able to see the comp from STTS's op link. Oh, and you should join fb ;)
I can only see a flyer and there is nothing about MD on here. And no - every time you ladies post some sh!te that you get on FB I think I'm well out of it!
Oh, ok. That's the comp that MD are promoting. Do you want me to take a screenshot for you? The post has been removed from the ABA FB page but is still up on the MD FB page.
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Post by Penguin » Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:48 pm

Andypandy wrote:Apparently the product is "a combination of ancient wisdom and modern science". :shock: :roll: :smt078

I guess the phrase "science and love" was already taken.
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Post by pseudo » Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:04 am

Argggg I also complained. These biscuits shit me no end.
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