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I just received my Family Circle Cup brochure and ........

they had the audacity to put a big picture of Anna Kournikova on the cover!

the pic of Serena is small, there is no pic of Jennifer and none of Iva Majoli the defending champ! I'm totally calling and chewing someone's ear off about it. I will definitely let them know that kind of advertising makes me NOT want to spend my money.
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they had the audacity to put a big picture of Anna Kournikova on the cover!

the pic of Serena is small, there is no pic of Jennifer and none of Iva Majoli the defending champ! I'm totally calling and chewing someone's ear off about it. I'll will definitely let them know that kind of advertising makes me NOT want to spend my money.
Don't be jealous and a hater! ANNA KOURNIKOVA is a huge star, LIVE WITH IT. They shouldn't even have put Serena on the cover, it should have been all Anna.
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Don't be jealous and a hater! ANNA KOURNIKOVA is a huge star, LIVE WITH IT. They shouldn't even have put Serena on the cover, it should have been all Anna.
Don't be ignorant, when someone pays $300 bucks to go to the championship weekend it's not to see Anna Kournikova cause she's a loser a first round loser at that.
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To be honest, I can't see Miss K winning any matches this year. Not when she spins in her 1st serve.
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selesrules, stop hatin on people who wish to express their opinions on this. It is baffling to me, that people think that many are jealous of Anna! Believe it or not but alot of folk would not wish to be her for a million dollars. Besides Rocketta is complaining to the people who made the brochure and NOT to ANNA personally.

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Rocketta, hon can u post me the phone number to call? I have this calling card and need to use up some minutes anyway .

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lol Rocketta!!! give them hell!!!!

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why do you people care?

think about who will have the trophy at the end of the tournament

that counts for more then a cover

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HI Rocketta and Dawn!

Rocketta, thanks for the rep points. I just looked and as soon as I know how to post them I will give you some.

Also, yall know they will put anna on the cover because of her 13 year old fan base. I'm not gonna hate on Anna, because she is good at what she does and that's sell T&A. But call the bastards and let them know about it!!!!!!
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Ralph: Okay, men, let's get this meeting over with. We've all got 18 rounds of golf to play before sundown.

Betty: I'm here, too!

Ralph: Um...who are you?

Betty: I'm Betty, the new member of the Family Circle Cup marketing team. You said "men," I just wanted to point out that there was a woman in the room.

Ralph: We noticed, trust me. Now, to business: we're in deep shit. September 11, the war and probably some other stuff has made the economy go down the drain. Oh, no, I've made everyone cry. That's what happens when you get a bunch of marketing people talking about a bad economy. Betsy, pass around the kleenex.

Betty: It's "Betty."

Ralph: Whatever, just hand out the tissues, honey. Now, dry those tears men -- you're not crying, Betty Boop, so I'll leave you out of that one -- we have a chance to pull in lots of money if we just design the right brochure. Who do we want on the cover?

Betty: "Whom" do we want on the cover.

Ralph: Whatever.

Dave (attempting to talk through his tears): :::sniffle::: Wouldn't we want to draw people with images and promises of seeing the best women tennis players in the world today?

Ralph: Hmmm. That might work. Who is that, anyway?

Dave: Serena Wilson.

Betty: "Williams."

Ralph: Whatever. Is she really that good?

Betty: She's the current holder of all four grand slam titles and the number one ranked player in the world.

Ralph: Okay, but is she pretty?

Betty: Huh?

Dave: Sort of. Depends on what you like, really. She's got a great muscular bod and some great gazongas, I'll tell you that!

Betty: What?!?!

Ralph: Well, let's see what the Dumb-Ass Marketing Manual has to say about this.

<Ralph opens the DAMM and flips to Chapter 1: Bouncing Boobs and Bullshit.>

Ralph: It says here that big boobs are good, muscular bodies are bad. Hmmm. Wait, there's a footnote: when in emergency, consult the emergency kit. Dave, I'm afraid the situation is truly this dire.

Dave: You mean...

Ralph: That's right. Break open the emergency kit.

<Dave pulls the axe from the wall and shatters the emergency glass case which contains a book titled Marketing Emergency Kit for Dumb-Asses. He pulls it out and hands it to Ralph, who starts reading.>

Ralph: Of course! We should have known! It says here that when faced with any financial crisis of any sort, simply use the image of Anna Kournikova!

Betty: That's outrageous! She hasn't accomplished anything recently! She's not even ranked in the top 50!

Dave: But she's so recognizable! She's so famous!

Ralph: That face!

Dave: That bod!

Ralph: That name recognition! That sound I hear is the ringing of cash registers!

Betty: No, it's the turning of my stomach.

Ralph: Oh, can it, toots! Anna's hot, she's famous and she'll pull in paying customers by the drove. We're marketing people; we've just marketed. It's logical. We've just done our job. Now appreciate the paycheck this blonde bimbo will bring all of us, use it to put your kids through college, stop whining and let's all go play golf.

Meeting adjourned!
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why do you people care?

think about who will have the trophy at the end of the tournament

that counts for more then a cover
Yes I know who will be there in the final week-end but what about the poor schmuck who thinks these are the pics of the top women not the "hot" women.

Hey guys I'll definitely be calling to get the marketing department or something I'll get back with the number.
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very funny
and probably has a grain of truth ...
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post #13 of 68 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 2003, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Spirit, That was hilarious!! and RAA is right probably a grain of truth in there too.
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Here's the number 800-677-2293

choose pound for the dial a name directory and punch in Reynolds for Robin Reynolds. She is head of public Relations. She will forward the messages on to I can't remember the persons name.

She was clearly shocked and dumb founded and had zero things to say in response. At first she was trying to defend the use and then I said there is no excuse for her picture to be twice the size of the #1 player on tour and current holder of all 4 slams plus not to have Iva Majoli's pic not there. She said they were trying to hilight a lot of players. LOL Yeah Right. Boy she had that stutter going. I told her that I called because I certainly didn't want them to think that marketing ploy was acceptable to me and a lot of fans who pay all that money. Because certainly we don't pay it to see Anna cause she will not be there in the end due to her game being in the toilet right now.

Wheeewww I feel better now. I tell you what they better not have a silk screen (they supposedly put up last years winner) of Anna up on the stadium instead of Iva Majoli.
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Too funny Rocketta, give them hell!

It was the same in Memphis. It's not the same in Sarasota since Anna was a late entry. My brochure for Sarasota has three circles all the same size. Tatiana Panova (Finalist), Jelena Dokic (Returning Champ) and Mary Pierce (former Grand Slam champ).
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