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« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2021, 06:13:59 pm »

I see GWR (Great Western Railway) are advertising using the Famous Five again. I thought Enid Blyton had been ‘cancelled’.

On the contrary - it proved to be an extremely effective campaign for its target market, despite being laughed at by some. 

Now that leisure travel is being encouraged again it is being pushed once more.
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« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2021, 10:18:25 pm »

"Electric only" was no doubt to differentiate between IETs (Intercity Express Train) and Electrostars. There has been an effort to re-brand IETs as being electric. I have been criticised for referring to IETs as DMUs (Diesel Multiple Unit).

Indeed.  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2021, 09:21:25 am »

I see GWR (Great Western Railway) are advertising using the Famous Five again. I thought Enid Blyton had been ‘cancelled’.

On the contrary - it proved to be an extremely effective campaign for its target market, despite being laughed at by some. 

Now that leisure travel is being encouraged again it is being pushed once more.
No, I was just a little surprised following attempts by some to ‘cancel’ Enid Blyton as part of the cancel culture that we live in that GWR have continued with their marketing campaign using the Famous Five.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9695159/Enid-Blytons-work-racist-xenophobic-lacking-literary-merit-says-English-Heritage.html

Usually these days some companies can’t wait to run a mile if they suspect being associated with someone or something could be brand damaging.
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« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2021, 10:01:19 am »

Yes, I take your point.  Though I doubt you’ll see a statue of her appearing next to Brunel at Paddington any time soon.
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« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2021, 10:52:56 am »

I see GWR (Great Western Railway) are advertising using the Famous Five again. I thought Enid Blyton had been ‘cancelled’.

On the contrary - it proved to be an extremely effective campaign for its target market, despite being laughed at by some. 

Now that leisure travel is being encouraged again it is being pushed once more.

I guess that having spent so much on the advertising campaign, we have to hope that none of the Famous Five have to isolate, and that they all have Sunday as part of the working week, in order to avoid further ridicule and parody................although I guess "Five go to the BBQ", "Five wait for the replacement bus" or "Five go surfing without surfboards" could be good storylines?  Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2021, 11:57:28 am »

I see GWR (Great Western Railway) are advertising using the Famous Five again. I thought Enid Blyton had been ‘cancelled’.

On the contrary - it proved to be an extremely effective campaign for its target market, despite being laughed at by some. 

Now that leisure travel is being encouraged again it is being pushed once more.

I guess that having spent so much on the advertising campaign, we have to hope that none of the Famous Five have to isolate, and that they all have Sunday as part of the working week, in order to avoid further ridicule and parody................although I guess "Five go to the BBQ", "Five wait for the replacement bus" or "Five go surfing without surfboards" could be good storylines?  Smiley

Dont forget "Five miss out on a table again"  Grin
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« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2021, 05:23:21 pm »

Yes, I take your point.  Though I doubt you’ll see a statue of her appearing next to Brunel at Paddington any time soon.

Maybe next to Colston in Bristol docks...


I guess that having spent so much on the advertising campaign, we have to hope that none of the Famous Five have to isolate, and that they all have Sunday as part of the working week, in order to avoid further ridicule and parody................although I guess "Five go to the BBQ", "Five wait for the replacement bus" or "Five go surfing without surfboards" could be good storylines?  Smiley

Maybe "Five Get Pinged Again", where they all go to a night club to celebrate Freedom Day with lashings of ginger beer, but someone spikes it with cider. Julian is poorly on the dance floor, George considers the effect of pronouns, Anne wakes up with chlamydia, and Dick gets beaten behind the MetroBust totem thingy.
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