Wendy, I've almost been tempted by George Clooney to buy a Nespresso coffee machine, but as an unemployed hausfrau - am simply not in the socio-economic position to do so.
Also, because the commercial's plot, setting and style, are lifted straight from George's film "Up In the air" - where his character gains riches from firing people "humanely" - I'm right off that brand.
And - even if we had a deliciously naked George offering the Nespresso coffee - I would still say no! as I can never work out how to use those troublesome gadgets in the first place. It would just end up in the garage like the Maggie Tabberer version mum got back in the 70s.
What has got my goat lately has been something, slightly off-topic, but still on theme in being related to celebrity cache, endorsement and association.
This concerned a popular Sydney-based Australian blog writing competition, where entering (as in previous years) was geared toward the ordinary blogger. However, many of the overall finalists seemed to have prior or current celebrity/media associations. This experience has totally made me stear clear of celebrity endorsement and its influence in publishing spheres.
I write about this (nicely of course) in a recent blog post: Losers Lament - http://50shadesofunemployment.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/losers-lament.html
Carmen - Carmen
When I see George Clooney touting for Nestle, I wonder why he would endorse a completely waste-making, overpackaged and overpriced product (coffee in a pod - what, is it so hard to spoon coffee into a container?) and for a company that has a dire history (ie promoting and selling baby formula in third-world countries). Sure, he's cute. But he won't change my mind about Nestle. - MadonnaofCoogee
Dear Gina Rineheart....
Sorry to be so succinct but...............no one is listening to you........no one even likes you or gives a damn about you and your privileged struggles..
I said love, I said pet.........STFU.
Avarice and Greed are not attractive characteristics....nor is looking down your nose at those less unfortunate than yourself....and I include your children in that one....as well as pretty much all of Australia. So suck this up Gina...go choke on that silver spoon you have in your mouth. - Geoffrey
metoo - I have no intention of getting into a 'slinging' match at the expense of this subject - just a word of advice, chose your words, I'm not the one making assumptions, I'm not the one who said "I could not imagine locking any family member up in state care.
I would not want that for myself, or any of my loved "
I think you would be hard pressed to find someone who 'wants' to put someone into care
my shoes are fine, we walk the walk and talk the talk without judgement ... we wouldn't be so crass.
good luck to you too! - Robyn
Thanks Monica , Great to see some facts.
Really appreciate this article.
It's really astonishing isn't it that the biggest
"Fat Cats" in the country are also the biggest whingers .
Their making massive profits which mostly goes overseas and I believe they only employ about
250,000. Most Australians are employed in small business.
I don't mind them operating as long as they pay
" Fair " taxes and they are not . What the hell are we doing subsidising these massively profitable companies ???
Where's the " FAIR GO " for Australia .
It seems that "Miss Piggy , Twiggy & Rupert the Frog " have taken over , It's amazing how easy that is when you control the Money and the Media to the extent that ,Tony Abbotts reply to the Budget , which was the same as his last ,
RIDDLED WITH BLATANT LIES , slips through without any Media calling him out on the LIES.
Australians are being deliberately lied to about the true state of the economy .
WAKE UP AUSTRALIA. ---- You're being conned.
Check out Independent Australia for " 12 Biggest Budget Reply Porkie Pies- or most glaring falsehoods .". by. Alan Austin . - Carole/m
If you see a celebrity promoting any product, you can be sure you will be charged way over the value of that product because the company is going to have to pay the celebrity really big bucks for the endorsment. So I would steer well clear of anything that is advertised by any celebrity if only for that reason alone! - Jenny
I am a single parent whose partner decided to pursue other interests in life. These interests were incompatible with family life and consequently he is now homeless and dealing with mental health issues. He is not in any position to support me. In fact need to maintain a healthy distance from him so I am raising two teenage daughters on my own. I work part time and I am studying for a better qualification also.
I cannot express how difficult it is being a single parent. The financial pressures are huge but that is not all. The pressure to be a good parent, to make up for the loss of their father, to provide moral and ethical guidance during adolescence, to help with academic school requirements and to offer some kind of spiritual inspiration and emotional well being. Sometimes i just want to cry but I cant. I have to stay strong and keep going.
Thank you Tara for your article. This is my story and i understand there are numerous versions of this. I too would like to live in a society where single, low income women are not stigmatized, discriminated against and judged. What I would really like is acknowledged and support. I am doing a job alone that was designed for two people. In fact it was designed for a whole village, an extended support network of people who care.We need to support sole parents, particularly those with little other family support. To discriminate against the vulnerable is a poor reflection on our society.
Once again thank you Tara for bringing this to or awareness. - Monika
Yippeeeee!! - Cassdiva
When I look at another ad with Nicole Kidman, all I can think of is, I hope she gives some of the millions she rakes in, to charity. After all, how many millions does one need? - VICTORIA Thompson