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Go to: Atheists claim bias over rejection of 'No God' ads

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I'm a marketing student so the following comes from industry knowledge:

Richard, your response to the online community here in light of recent events was a PR disaster. I have never participated on the forums and do not consider myself a part of the community, yet I was still insulted by your lack of empathy to these people. 20,000 regular users are rudely displaced, you have to expect a small batch of hate mail. But blaming the masses for the mistakes of the few is a biggoted approach.

I think if you spent a little time to understand the other side's point of view, you might understand the reasons for the highly emotional reactions that you received. Continue with your current path and it will have disastrous ramifications for everything you've worked so hard to build.

I can be found at http://forums.leagueofreason.co.uk if you want me to help you find the full story.

I'm hardly qualified to provide you real PR advice, although I am qualified enough to tell you -you need PR advice. These are your fans, your customers, and your biggest supporters. Don't be so quick to brush them aside because they can just as easily do the same to you.

Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:37:00 UTC | #443963

Go to: Good News - Letter writing campaign by Science & Rationalists Association of India

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@Aquaria:

I wouldnt say underground is the wrong word but its probably not the right word. There is definitely an underground present throughout religion. A prime example (ignoring islamic terror cells) would be 'The C-Street Family'. But you're right, I dont know how much it applies to that context.

A better way of putting it is preventing it from being at the front of conversation. And- the less we converse about things openly, the less likely things are to become conventional wisdom.

Could you imagine if Pat Robertson's show had the disclaimer "For entertainment purposes only" after every commercial break? Bankrupted!

Sun, 24 Jan 2010 10:12:00 UTC | #434731

Go to: Good News - Letter writing campaign by Science & Rationalists Association of India

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I disagree with the effectiveness of this tactic. Rather than removing the program from the airwaves, I think it would have a much greater impact to post disclaimers throughout the airing of the program.

By removing this program, you/we have pushed it underground where these ideas can prosper. I would much rather see irrational ideas boldly displayed with bluntly truthful disclaimers so that it promotes scrutiny amongst the public.

Explain if you disagree...

Fri, 22 Jan 2010 23:16:00 UTC | #434381

Go to: Bowling for Atheists: Haiti Proves that Nonbelievers Care Too

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mmurray deserves a prize...

Wed, 20 Jan 2010 05:09:00 UTC | #433275

Go to: Bowling for Atheists: Haiti Proves that Nonbelievers Care Too

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"Am I the only one getting tired of this nonsense?"

Considering this article took presidence over the article I submitted yesterday which confirmed US rifle scope manufacturer, Trijicon, has been supplying the US millitary with scopes sporting bible verses, I would say no, I'm getting a little tired too...

News Article: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/us-military-weapons-inscribed-secret-jesus-bible-codes/story?id=9575794&page=2

News Report: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZZWgkQwXuo

Several articles have been posted since I submitted this to RD.net...


In my opinion the NBGA would have been much more effective if it wasn't presented the way it was. Right from the start the fund's dual purpose was stated outright offering easy criticism from theists and devaluing the nature of donations. Obiously none of those PHD's swirling around this organization have a clue about public relations.

My only advice to the Richard Dawkins Foundation is to hire a marketing professional immediately. Just like you wouldn't ask a physicist about evolution, you shouldn't rely a scientist for marketing advice.

/rant

Wed, 20 Jan 2010 04:06:00 UTC | #433258

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