02 February 2009 @ 08:05 pm
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Maribeth Dooley

That Super Bowl commercial by Teleflora was one of the worst commercials I have ever seen. Not only was it in poor taste but was incredibly degrading to women! Unfortunately it was witnessed by my two daughters who I would never have wanted to listen to such shameful garbage. What were you thinking?
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Karen

While I understand men are your target audience for not only superbowl commercials but also with Valentine's Day coming up, you should have considered some focus groups before airing that superbowl gem of an ad. That commercial shows you've completely underestimated the buying power of women even when they are not the ones doing the buying. My husband knows he will not be getting any this Feb. 14th if he uses Teleflora. Think again before you decide to represent your company name with another tasteless, offensive, misogynistic commercial.
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TheTechDiva

Your commercial was misogynistic and rude. It was not funny and did not inspire me to use your service. As a matter of fact I will NEVER use your service now. You people should be ashamed of yourselves.

No one that I know will ever use teleflora now. Pull the ad and save some face. What would your mothers say?
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Bev Stephans

Your Super Bowl commercial was possibly the worst one I have seen. You insulted women, romance novels and cats. Way to go! I hope that you realize you have lost me as a customer. I wonder how many more people feel that way?
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Starry

FAIL
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andy

I find your new Superbowl ad extremely offensive, nauseatingly stupid, and, which is perhaps worse, not even funny. What were you thinking? Were you trying to appeal to men (in which case, hello, not all men are Neanderthal bastards, thank you!), or, God forbid, to *women*? (In that case, words fail me.)

And -- I think it bears repeating -- IT'S NOT EVEN FUNNY.

You *fail*. Go apologize to your mothers. Seriously. Go
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teresa

Didn't need my young children to hear "NO one wants to see you naked." You could have shown some class and humor. Did not want to use your product after you exposed my kids to this horrible message you sent my girls.
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Cinthia Hamer

Amazing...in one brief commercial Teleflora managed to insult people who read, single women and cat owners.

Just as an aside, why did Teleflora decide to pick romance as the genre of books to insult? Is it because of the mistaken idea that people who read romance are losers? Think again...romance novels account for over 50% of all fiction book sales--and among those are highly educated women who earn a lot of money.

Too bad, Teleflora, you really screwed up on this one. This insult has spread through the romance community like a California wildfire. I think you just lost a whole lot of business. Not a good thing in these hard economic times.
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C.A.

Re your Superbowl ad:

Just...

Wow...

For the record: not edgy, and definitely not entertaining.

And yes, this comment will be deleted along with all the other comments expressing their disbelief over such an offensive ad.

Let me know when you're not stuck in the 50's & early 60's & I'll think about using your company's services again.

I'd seriously think about firing your marketing & ad team.

Hmmm, actually now that I think about it, I'm going to start using 1-800-Flowers. I know that they'd never approve and/or use this kind of out-dated/out-moded 'artistic' expression.
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Liliana

This commercial is the only reason that Teleflora now stands up in my mind as a service I don't want to use or have my husband use to send me flowers in a couple of weeks.
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Lorraine

So funny, you guys, insulting a woman and calling her a train wreck?, and then topping it off by having the geek assure her he wants to see her naked--what were you thinking? Oh, by the way, I work in a nursing facility, and flowers in a box are fresher and arrive uncrushed--can't say the same for the vases that arrive! I'll be getting my flowers from elsewhere from now on!

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Jules

That was a horrible, tasteless, hideous, obscene commercial. How can you forget the families and kids and other people who don't want to hear things about seeing a girl naked? And the guy that does? This gave me such a negative view of your company. I can assure you that you won't be getting any of my money.
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Emily

Your super bowl ad has just lost you any possible business from me. Nasty. Signed, my sweetie knows better than use a site that trashes cat owning romance readers. Your flowers should tell you that you have a cruel ad that sucks cat litter.
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Cate

Dear Teleflora -

We've noticed that you keep unscreening and then deleting comments. Way to admit a mistake by trying to cover up the evidence of outrage! Doh.
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Susi

I posted to your comment line earlier about commercial. This time it's about the advertising tag line you have on Hulu.com: "Make Her Thorny."

You. You didn't *really*. And you do realize there's an actual emotional connotation associated with "thorny," right? Yeah. That word does not mean what you think it means. And it's gonna end up giving you quite the vicious prick.
 
 
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[identity profile] meansgirl.livejournal.com on February 3rd, 2009 02:16 am (UTC)
I continue to be amazed.
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[identity profile] newkidfan.livejournal.com on February 3rd, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
This is pretty awesome.

And I can see the comments now, for some reason. And new ones I guess, as I don't see them in your post.

I wonder if they'll post a reply to all of these.
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tesserae: Elizabeth oh no![identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/tesserae_/ on February 3rd, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
It's screened atm, but I told them I'd be donating to my local cat rescue organization next time the opportunity came up to send flowers.
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[identity profile] beadattitude.livejournal.com on February 3rd, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)
Oh, that's *awesome.* HEEE.
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tesserae[identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/tesserae_/ on February 3rd, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
Idiots. Because branding me a loser for saving my kitten's life? I can't think of a *better* way to get me to buy their product!
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[identity profile] taerowyn.livejournal.com on February 3rd, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
So you inspired me to try a new angle: http://taerowyn.livejournal.com/340498.html

Instead of hitting their blog, maybe aim for their pocketbook by raising a stink with their business partners...
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[identity profile] merrilily.livejournal.com on February 3rd, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
The comments seem to have been deleted. I could see them this morning, but no longer.

I suspect Teleflora had been expecting positive reactions? and that's not what they got, so they took them down.

Actually, I was quite surprised that any of those got posted publicly. I thought I was just filling out a feedback form, not something for internet consumption. Which isn't to say that I would have minded if they put mine up.
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[identity profile] sheafrotherdon.livejournal.com on February 3rd, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)
Oh, there are two things, sweets. One was the email form, which is I think what you filled out? And then there's a blog also. The two aren't connected, save for both being Teleflora-related. So your email went to one place, somewhere in corporate land, and you'd have to have commented directly on the blog for a comment to show up there.
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[identity profile] merrilily.livejournal.com on February 3rd, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)
Aha!

But the blog entry that you linked to now seems (to my browser) to be comment-free. Predictable, I suppose.
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[identity profile] sheafrotherdon.livejournal.com on February 3rd, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
Comments periodically appear (I think as they're unscreened) and then disappear (when deleted by the blog owner). So it's utter chance whether anyone sees any of them, which is why I'm reposting them here ♥
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[identity profile] merrilily.livejournal.com on February 3rd, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
Go you!
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[identity profile] harried-minion.livejournal.com on February 3rd, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
I'm guessing the un-screening and deleting comments is yours. I went the email route with embedded pictures of my 3 cats and a list of times I used their service this year (3 funerals, 2 anniversaries and a birthday) with the assurance that it would never happen again.

Some poor office worker is probably spending a large part of his/her day having to check the contents of emails and deleting all the hate ad related ones. Hopefully he/she hated the ad and lets some of the best ones thru.
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Starry Diadem[identity profile] starry-diadem.livejournal.com on February 3rd, 2009 07:09 am (UTC)
Thank you for the approval! I didn't think they merited and explanation of why they failed. They probably wouldn't get it, anyway.

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[identity profile] elderwitty.livejournal.com on February 3rd, 2009 09:03 am (UTC)
here's mine
I couldn't see it, even right after I hit the 'Submit' key. So, for your dining and dancing pleasure:

Saw your Superbowl commercial. Epic fail.

Beta© fail.
_Edsel©_ fail.
Nova© fallar.

You suck, bite, fail and blow, all at the same time.

I'd be very interested to see stats on what percentage of flower purchases are made by women.

Why your ad agency would push this piece of fertilizer on you boggles the mind. Perhaps they took a payoff from 1-800-flowers? Why you accepted it further confounds. Perhaps you're just not that bright?

A suggestion for your next ad - "Have flowers delivered to your Asian grandma, because we all know she's not safe to drive herself." (Fail 2.0)

Or, wait. "Have us deliver because men are too stupid to ask for directions and will become irretrievably lost." (Fail 3.0)

In conclusion, fail.
F.A.I.L. - Florists Against Insipid Lowbrows
(Teleflora need not apply)


I just wish I could've put Edsel and fallar in italics on their site.
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[identity profile] luveskane.livejournal.com on February 3rd, 2009 01:53 pm (UTC)
And heres mine
Whats the one redeeming factor of teleflora's super bowl commercial? They dropped a huge amount of money on that stupid, degrading piece of kitty poo!!!
Puts a smile on this cat owning, romance reading face =]
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[identity profile] book-rapport.livejournal.com on February 3rd, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
TELEFLORA RESPONDS!!!
We are very sorry that we offended you in any way by our commercial. Despite the fact that we have been around for 75 years, we are a small company and it was our sincere desire to break through the clutter with our advertising. Teleflora is proud to support our network of 20,000 local florists around the country. These are small businesses who make up the backbone of our country.
May we send you a $15 gift certificate along with our sincerest apology? Our hope is that you can see for yourself the Teleflora difference of a hand-designed and hand-arranged bouquet, delivered by your local florist.
$15 off per order valid through 2/10/09
Promo Code: SBOWL
Thank you for being in touch



I don't think I will, thanks.
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[identity profile] drlense.livejournal.com on February 3rd, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
Re: TELEFLORA RESPONDS!!!
I got this as well. I'm not planning on using it. Ever.
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[identity profile] glass-icarus.livejournal.com on February 3rd, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
Re: TELEFLORA RESPONDS!!!
i just received this email too! *g* they can keep their gift certificates. $15 does not make up for Commercial Fail, thank you very much.
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[identity profile] bethcarielle.livejournal.com on February 3rd, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
Re: TELEFLORA RESPONDS!!!
I got one too. I was wondering how many of these they sent out. Hopefully they learned their lesson?
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[identity profile] sweeneybird.livejournal.com on February 3rd, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
Looky what I just got from Teleflora!
Italics are mine - this was in response to my email complaint about the Super Bowl Ad:

We are very sorry that we offended you in any way by our commercial.
Despite the fact that we have been around for 75 years, we are a small
company and it was our sincere desire to break through the clutter with
our advertising. Teleflora is proud to support our network of 20,000
local florists around the country. These are small businesses who make
up the backbone of our country.

May we send you a $15 gift certificate along with our sincerest apology?
Our hope is that you can see for yourself the Teleflora difference of a
hand-designed and hand-arranged bouquet, delivered by your local
florist.

$15 off per order valid through 2/10/09

Promo Code: SBOWL

Thank you for being in touch


Because appealing to my patriotism and throwing $15 at me will certainly make up for insulting my hideous single never-gonna-get-laid romance-novel-reading cat-loving self.
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