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#1 gracie1978

Posted 16 August 2019 - 12:38 PM

Hello shoppers.

Alan Jones is an odious man who often makes appallingly  misogynistic towards woman.

I've had enough.  Will you join me in boycotting Coles until they pull their Vintage Cellars from 2GB?  Obviously boycott Vintage Cellars as well!  

If you're after the full list of sponsors check out the Alan Jones thread.  However I  think we can have the biggest, most immediate effect on Coles.

TIA

#2 gracie1978

Posted 16 August 2019 - 12:43 PM

If you could lease write on their FB page and message them to let them know you're boycotting that would be terrific!

#3 magic_marker

Posted 16 August 2019 - 01:17 PM

I haven't shopped at Coles for months.
Now l have a reason.

#4 chillipeppers

Posted 16 August 2019 - 01:19 PM

I never shop at coles

#5 gracie1978

Posted 16 August 2019 - 01:27 PM

I try to stick to IGA and Aldi mostly
I wish I had the discipline to go the markets early on Saturday  mornings.

#6 Ayr

Posted 16 August 2019 - 01:31 PM

I can boycott vintage sellers because I don't drink but Coles is my local and with full time work I can't get further than there most weeks.

#7 #YKG

Posted 16 August 2019 - 02:53 PM

Coles is the only supermarket in my township, I have to drive 30 mins out of the way to go to Woolworths, so won’t be boycotting.
I don’t drink or shop at vintage cellars. But regardless companies pay for time slots throughout the day of tv and radio not the specific program/host/etc. if 2GB are saying “hey companies your ads are going to get highest rotation between 7am-10am or you can have ads 11am-2:30pm when there are significantly less reach” they’ll choose the time slot with highest audiences.

You’d probably get a better response to contact coles PR directly, boycotts take months for any impact on them to show and by that time people have moved on.

Just to add, it’s probably better to boycott the radio station that he is on, it’ll hurt ratings and with how fickle radio bosses are at the moment, they seem to be a bit brutal lately. It’s disingenuous to blame by standers (the advertisers) for what an individual (radio host) does.

Edited by #YKG, 16 August 2019 - 03:04 PM.


#8 Green Gummy Bear

Posted 16 August 2019 - 03:57 PM

View Post#YKG, on 16 August 2019 - 02:53 PM, said:


Just to add, it’s probably better to boycott the radio station that he is on, it’ll hurt ratings and with how fickle radio bosses are at the moment, they seem to be a bit brutal lately. It’s disingenuous to blame by standers (the advertisers) for what an individual (radio host) does.

I was thinking the same thing. Wouldn't it make more sense to boycott the station and Alan Jones himself?

#9 Treasure Island

Posted 16 August 2019 - 04:08 PM

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I don’t drink or shop at vintage cellars. But regardless companies pay for time slots throughout the day of tv and radio not the specific program/host/etc.

One of the businesses in the other thread literally has a link to his program on their FB page.

#10 gracie1978

Posted 16 August 2019 - 04:13 PM

Write to the advertisers, boycott 2GB (not hard) boycott the advertisers, sign the petition, be noisy!!!@
Do all of it!

#11 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 16 August 2019 - 04:37 PM

View PostGreen Gummy Bear, on 16 August 2019 - 03:57 PM, said:



I was thinking the same thing. Wouldn't it make more sense to boycott the station and Alan Jones himself?
Surely no-one on EB listens to 2GB? ;) I'm in Melbourne so I've never had the chance but I'm assuming we are not their demographic.

#12 Fourteenyears

Posted 16 August 2019 - 05:39 PM

You can’t boycott something you don’t use.  And most people likely to engage in a boycott for this sort of reason already find 2GB repellent.

Anyway, contacting advertisers can make a difference.  

Two have pulled their advertising already.

#13 GreyhoundLover

Posted 16 August 2019 - 05:44 PM

I already boycott Coles for instigating, and continuing to drive, the $1 per litre milk saga that's driving our dairy farmers to the wall.

As far as I'm concerned they can get well and truly stuffed.

#14 Inkogneatoh

Posted 16 August 2019 - 05:51 PM

View PostFuzzyChocolateToes, on 16 August 2019 - 04:37 PM, said:

Surely no-one on EB listens to 2GB? Posted Image I'm in Melbourne so I've never had the chance but I'm assuming we are not their demographic.

I'm in regional Qld. One of our radio stations broadcasts his show. I've stumbled across it a couple of times flicking to the cd player in the car. Then again we also get the Mick Malloy/Jane Kennedy show in the afternoon on a different station. Another has a Lee Kernaghan spot weekly. There is probably heaps of syndicated shows on all the stations.

The MMM breakfast show people are local though.

#15 Caitlin Happymeal

Posted 16 August 2019 - 05:55 PM

Already boycotting them due to my grievance with their peddling of plastic crap... I still get a small amount from woolies under sufferance, because I think their promotions are slightly less damaging.

Aldi, IGA and other independent grocers all the way.

So whilst I fully agree I can't get much less coles group supportive than I already am (although I admit to the odd Kmart splurge...)

#16 Ayr

Posted 16 August 2019 - 06:03 PM

View PostGreyhoundLover, on 16 August 2019 - 05:44 PM, said:

I already boycott Coles for instigating, and continuing to drive, the $1 per litre milk saga that's driving our dairy farmers to the wall.

As far as I'm concerned they can get well and truly stuffed.

It's not $1/L anymore. They put the price up. We now have to buy less because of it and go without 1-2 days of the week. I get the price was low but it really helped us plebs on low income.

#17 Ayr

Posted 16 August 2019 - 06:08 PM

View PostCaitlin Happymeal, on 16 August 2019 - 05:55 PM, said:

Already boycotting them due to my grievance with their peddling of plastic crap... I still get a small amount from woolies under sufferance, because I think their promotions are slightly less damaging.

Aldi, IGA and other independent grocers all the way.

So whilst I fully agree I can't get much less coles group supportive than I already am (although I admit to the odd Kmart splurge...)

Yes I agree plastic lions is more appealing than plastic food items but end of the day it's all crap love it or hate it they're the same beast.

#18 Riotproof

Posted 16 August 2019 - 06:11 PM

View PostGreen Gummy Bear, on 16 August 2019 - 03:57 PM, said:



I was thinking the same thing. Wouldn't it make more sense to boycott the station and Alan Jones himself?
The kind of people who listen are the kind of people who agree with him. I can boycott,sure. Because I’d rather stick forks in my eye than listen to 2gb.

#19 ImperatorFuriosa

Posted 16 August 2019 - 06:42 PM

Nah, I love Coles.

#20 purplekitty

Posted 16 August 2019 - 06:51 PM

View Post#YKG, on 16 August 2019 - 02:53 PM, said:


Just to add, it’s probably better to boycott the radio station that he is on, it’ll hurt ratings and with how fickle radio bosses are at the moment, they seem to be a bit brutal lately. It’s disingenuous to blame by standers (the advertisers) for what an individual (radio host) does.
Boycotting advertisers works.

They are not bystanders at all.
No company could be ignorant of the hateful bile AJ spews out.
He and 2GB have been found guilty in court of defamation and inciting hatred to name a couple of court cases.

#21 Caitlin Happymeal

Posted 16 August 2019 - 07:05 PM

View PostAyr, on 16 August 2019 - 06:08 PM, said:



Yes I agree plastic lions is more appealing than plastic food items but end of the day it's all crap love it or hate it they're the same beast.


Oh I totally agree. I don't like either option. I certainly don't participate in the promos, declining them if offered. But truth be told, I only do a "touch up" at woolies - the one or two items I can't get at Aldi if I'm not going near an IGA.

#22 *Nasty*Squeekums*

Posted 16 August 2019 - 07:08 PM

I can't boycott
They just put hot cross buns on the shelf year round

I mean if aldi wanna copy and put out HCB year round, I can boycott

#23 Jane Jetson

Posted 16 August 2019 - 07:26 PM

Boycotting Coles (and 2GB) is easy, I'm an Aldi and Supabarn girl.

I will however be investigating the list of Jones sponsors in the other thread and boycotting away.

How on earth anyone thinks his comments are acceptable - in this day and age or any other, frankly - is well beyond me. Sure, let's advocate a particularly nasty form of murder against a woman you don't like, d***head. I do not understand why he still has a job.

#24 GreyhoundLover

Posted 16 August 2019 - 08:24 PM

View PostAyr, on 16 August 2019 - 06:03 PM, said:



It's not $1/L anymore. They put the price up. We now have to buy less because of it and go without 1-2 days of the week. I get the price was low but it really helped us plebs on low income.

They put it up a token amount and it is still an unsustainable price for the dairy industry to survive. You will be much worse off if there is no local dairy industry anymore and you have to drink very expensive powdered milk of dubious quality from overseas. I think its flat out wrong to think 'oh well its cheap for me, stuff the farmers who are going broke'. I mean honestly - $3.60 for 3L of milk. What a joke. Bottled water is more expensive. There are probably a million things Coles should have made their loss leader instead of milk. There are also lots of nonessentials or heavily marked up items in the trolleys of people who say they need $1 per litre milk to make ends meet.

#25 Ayr

Posted 16 August 2019 - 08:32 PM

I don't think stuff anyone but it was affordable for me. We have had to cut back because of the price hike, so we buy less as a result.

But the rest of my trolley is an assumption. We are doing it tough right now but assume as you like.

If it comes to "very expensive powdered milk" we will just plain go without because I'm stretched as it is.




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