Sep. 22nd, 2007


Knocked Up backlash

If you are -- as I am -- someone who's been getting turned off of products by the way LJ shills them, and you want to let the makers of the products know how much business they're losing as a result of advertising on LJ...

Well, here's the latest place you can write to. Since Knocked Up is a Universal picture, go here and click on the appropriate country from the little "if the FAQ doesn't answer your question" list. That will open a nice feedback form where you can leave your reasons why the LJ advertisements for Knocked Up have actually cost them your business.

Maybe they'll follow Pepsi in pulling out.

Sep. 5th, 2007


If anyone's not heard

There's been responses to the complaints sent through the BBB about 6A.

thecaelum@GJ has the best summary

jesspark@lj has one too

Aug. 28th, 2007


BEST. Comment. Evar.

dangerousedge posted a comment in the news thread at, and also a post in her own journal.

She's BILLING them for the advertising time.
I am sending an invoice to Accounts Payable in the amount of $9,600 for marketing, advertising, and promotional services rendered as part of our on-going Diet Pepsi Max Sponsored v-gift Campaign. That's $50/hr. from August 16, 2007 to August 24, 2007 and the terms are net-30.


Response from Pepsi.

Several of you asked for me to let you know if/when I got a response. This popped up this morning:

Response (Darryl Pitts) - 28/08/2007 12.59 PM
Dear Mr Whelan

Thank you for your email. We apologise for the delay whilst we have looked into this matter further.

We have instructed our media buying agency to ensure that our adverts only appear on websites that meet our company guidelines. Where we do not approve of the content of a website, we will ensure our advertising is removed.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Yours sincerely

Darryl Pitts
Britvic Consumer Care Advisor

Aug. 12th, 2007


This rocks

If you came from "that other journaling site" and haven't already seen it, this is awesome. It's basically a community where you comment if you have or had a paid account and have decided not to keep your paid account in protest of what 6A is doing. It seems small at the moment, so pimp this out to your f-lists. Let's show 6A how much money they're losing due to asshattery.

Aug. 8th, 2007


Better Business Bureau?

Why don't we complain?

Quite frankly, it didn't occur to me to complain to an American organization (I live outside America) but if we can do it online, then I suppose it's easier.

The problem is that right now, I don't think I have anything I could actually register as a complaint. LJ finally gave us guidelines -- which it's refusing to add to the TOS -- but it did give us guidelines. Complain for unreliable service and delays in answering valid concerns?

At any rate, I think that it comes a little too late but if we end up having to deal with a third round of Strikethrough '07 (has anyone seen an explanation yet for the bold, btw?), then maybe it'll be useful.