Bogus Business Awards

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by Clive_ofthe_Kremlin, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    In a recent battle against the forces of evil, I happened to notice that the lumpen-element company had a claim on its website that it had won an award as "Best in County" in its particular field, as judged by the marvellous reviews from its customers.

    That seemed odd, as the online reviews I could find were unanimously awful.

    I then started investigating the 'award' and found out its run by some married couple from a farmhouse in Surrey. I got in touch to ask which reviews were used in the judging? How many reviews in total were taken into account? How many entrants there were into the competition? And whether one has to pay a fee in order to enter the competition.

    It turned out, laughably, that they were unable to give me any of the information I asked for, since it is all "confidential". However, they were able to confirm that yes, you do have to pay a fee to enter.

    So the number of entrants to the competition and the number of reviews taken into account might possibly have been 1. The review might have been written by the managing director of the company. There's no telling.

    It seems scandalous to me that companies can connive to mislead consumers through these worthless awards that are not worth the paper they're written on. Does anyone else have these 'pay to win' awards in their industry.
     
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  2. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Yes many. It's effectively a fee you pay for advertising/publicity. We often pay to enter these "competions" where we may win an award if the fee is very small. It's complete b0ll0cks as you suggest of course but we weigh up the fee, the exposure we may get, who else will be there on the evening of the event (the ceremony is usually a networking event) and our chances of winning. If the fee is low, i approve it. If it's a meaningless award that is also expensive with little business upside I tell the sales/marketing people "to reconsider whether it's really the best use of company funds".
     
  3. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    I was recently voted the "Most Popular Political Poster on WFC Forums".

    How can anyone doubt that?
     
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  4. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Yes but you paid Dom £10 to "win" that award :)
     
  5. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member


    I mentioned it on another thread. Dave Gorman did a bit about a series or two ago. When you see those adverts that say voted best product in the processed chilled cheese sector or some other such nonsene, it's basically just a paid for accolade.
     
  6. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    It’s the same with “The Garden Of England “ moniker. Used to be Kent and now it’s some **** hole like Yorkshire .

    Who decides this ? I was never asked to vote in a referendum, perhaps they missed me off the electoral roll.
     
  7. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Kent is more of a ******** than Yorkshire, tbf. Have you been to Gillingham?
     
  8. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    The company I work for (for another two weeks anyway) won an award for best airport technology.

    Our product isn't in use in any airport in the world.
     
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  9. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    I wouldn't deign to enter such a bogus competitipn, but "friends" - and nobody knows me better than these "friends" - say I'm the world's best poster on the subject of Brexit
     
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  10. nascot

    nascot First Team

    Take away the Medway towns (plus a few other scummy bits like Dover) and it's a fine county.
     
  11. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I live in Surrey.

    Let’s ensure that the certificate & the cheque cross in the post.
     
  12. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Hull?
     
  13. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Excellent that you’re placing more questionable aspects of modern society under your fierce gaze.

    Playing the Rantzen role.

    Born in Berkhamsted, btw.
     
  14. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Yeah, but York, the Moors, the Dales, Richmond, Whitby, Rievaulx Abbey, Fountains Abbey, Malton, Helmsley, the Howardian Hills, RHS Harlow Carr...

    Ok, they are all North Yorkshire, but still...
     
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  15. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    True enough.

    I suppose one has to conclude that Yorkshire is superb until you get to the inhabitants.
     
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  16. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    In-laws included!
     
  17. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    Might still be the best airport tech in the world. Not your company's fault airports are too stupid/tight/have no use for it.
     

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