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Boycotting campaigns (presentation I'm doing)
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Boycotting campaigns (presentation I'm doing)
So, in General Studies, I have to do a presentation. I chose 'advertising', but decided to be a little more specific and focus on boycotting campaigns and how the campaigners get their point across.

I've decided to use two examples to study in detail - the points they make, examples of the proof they have supporting their case, the emotive language used on their websites and leaflets. These examples are the PETA campaign 'Kentucky Fried Cruelty', and 'Stop Esso' from Greenpeace UK (part of ExxposeExxon - a short movie can be seen here. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.exxposeexxon.com/movie/">http://www.exxposeexxon.com/movie/</a><!-- m -->)

The reason why I'm posting this is because I'd love to hear different opinions from you guys, whether it be on the campaigns themselves, how I should present my work, anything! I will be offering some of my personal input in the presentation, but the main part is on how the campaigners present their points of view, either good (leaflets and websites) or bad (aggressive demonstrations resulting in people getting seriously injured, contaminating food, etc.)

(Also, a moderator's note - please respect each other's opinions.)

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2008-01-25 18:03
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I think it depends on the situation. In situations where workers are envolved just suddenly boycotting will just leave them without a job, rather, petitioning and organizing demonstrations will show the companies that the costumers know "the truth" and demand their products to be made in more ethical ways... making it more likely that they will grant rights to their workers and respect them as human beings "by popular demand", having a few hundreds less or a few hundreds more won't make them change anything while speaking up and protesting probably will. When it comes to things like fuel or animal rights, then I'm all for boycotting.
As for the presentation, maybe you could make a small movie with clips from reports, interviews, etc from websites, news, etc.. The more biased to opposite sides the better... then include some "neutral" stuff as well. More or less like showing both sides then a "in-between" POV. Make a basic intro, then present the pros and cons and finally make a conclusion stating your opinion; you could also start a debate... to do so ask the class to organize themselves into groups, outlining basic ideas and picking a speaksperson. You or a teacher can act as a moderator and someone else may note down the names of the spectators who want to add something. Just make sure you keep the ball rolling by asking questions and picking up on interesting points.
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2008-01-25 18:19
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star Wrote:As for the presentation, maybe you could make a small movie with clips from reports, interviews, etc from websites, news, etc..

I've downloaded one of the videos from the Kentucky Fried Cruelty website and plan to show the satirical Exxon song and video. Only downside is that my General Studies classroom has a projector but no speakers, so I'm going to see my teacher and ask if I could possibly use the College Library instead (which is right next to my classroom and has speakers and a better area for the projector to display onto). ._.

Thank you very much for your input, star!

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2008-01-25 18:44
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star Wrote:As for the presentation, maybe you could make a small movie with clips from reports, interviews, etc from websites, news, etc..

I've downloaded one of the videos from the Kentucky Fried Cruelty website and plan to show the satirical Exxon song and video. Only downside is that my General Studies classroom has a projector but no speakers, so I'm going to see my teacher and ask if I could possibly use the College Library instead (which is right next to my classroom and has speakers and a better area for the projector to display onto). ._.

Thank you very much for your input, star!


Mmmm maybe if you have a laptop, you can connect it to the projector and get portable speakers for it.

And yayyy you called me star! *gets all ^^ whenever someone calls her that although it's her username anyways*
2008-01-25 19:11
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momo Wrote:'Stop Esso' from Greenpeace UK (part of ExxposeExxon - a short movie can be seen here. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.exxposeexxon.com/movie/">http://www.exxposeexxon.com/movie/</a><!-- m -->)

Well my only real comment is that as a Brit I've never even heard of "Stop Esso" so I'm not sure how well that one worked out.

Esso sign means happy motoring!

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2008-01-25 19:13
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Archer Wrote:Well my only real comment is that as a Brit I've never even heard of "Stop Esso" so I'm not sure how well that one worked out.

Esso sign means happy motoring!

I'm also a UK resident. <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink --> I hadn't heard of it either until it was brought up a week ago in my General Studies lesson, when a flyer was handed out as part of information on global warming.

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momo Wrote:I'm also a UK resident. <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink --> I hadn't heard of it either until it was brought up a week ago in my General Studies lesson, when a flyer was handed out as part of information on global warming.
Which brings up another of my favorite quotes:
Al Gore may not have invented the internet, but he DID make up global warming! <!-- s:mrgreen: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":mrgreen:" title="Mr. Green" /><!-- s:mrgreen: -->

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2008-01-25 19:55
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momo Wrote:I'm also a UK resident. <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink --> I hadn't heard of it either until it was brought up a week ago in my General Studies lesson, when a flyer was handed out as part of information on global warming.

It's a boycott that people only know about when they are actively studying boycotts . . . HILARIOUS!

For the most part this kind of attempt annoys me, I will make a point of directing my petrol purchases to Esso wherever possible.

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momo Wrote:I'm also a UK resident. <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink --> I hadn't heard of it either until it was brought up a week ago in my General Studies lesson, when a flyer was handed out as part of information on global warming.

It's a boycott that people only know about when they are actively studying boycotts . . . HILARIOUS!

I was only speaking for myself when I'd stated that I hadn't heard of it. *shrugs*

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momo Wrote:I'm also a UK resident. <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink --> I hadn't heard of it either until it was brought up a week ago in my General Studies lesson, when a flyer was handed out as part of information on global warming.

It's a boycott that people only know about when they are actively studying boycotts . . . HILARIOUS!

For the most part this kind of attempt annoys me, I will make a point of directing my petrol purchases to Esso wherever possible.

Why is that, if you don't mind me asking?
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