Uninspiring slogans

Current party slogans (or website headings):

  • National: Delivering for New Zealanders
  • Labour: A Fresh Approach
  • Greens: Great Together
  • NZ First: Stand with us.
  • ACT Party: A tax cut for every earner
  • United Future: Working to secure a Better Deal, For Future Generations
  • The Opportunities Party: Care. Think, Vote.

Nothing that grabs attention there. I think the last one is the most effective.

But how many votes come from the slogan? Does it matter?

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  1. Corky

     /  July 29, 2017

    ”The Opportunities Party: Care.Think, Vote..’

    This chap has reworked my copyrighted ‘RIGHT’ slogan. If this was America I would be rich.
    But it’s not America. It’s New Zealand..and I’m still poor.

    Think Right.
    Vote Right.
    Be Right.

    The Lurcher Party

    Wake up Cockeyed
    Think Cockeyed
    Post Cockeyed
    Vote Cocke-eyed

    ”But how many votes come from the slogan? Does it matter?”

    Only to their creators.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  July 29, 2017

      It must be very difficult to think of one, really. It’s always likely to sound like weasel words.

      But this lot is pitiful.So were the American ones, of course. They probably are in all countries.

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    • Gezza

       /  July 29, 2017

      I’ve honestly never seen anyone make a dk of himself with the regularity, flair & dedication you’re devoting to it these days, Corks. Not even Blazer gets up to your level. Truly awesome.

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      • Gezza

         /  July 29, 2017

        Aw fuk. 😡 I’m outa milk. Gotta head back to NW ❤️

        She was walking around the store today with a very elderly gentleman, & his trolley & his shopping list, Possers. She’s married, sadly for me – I saw the ring the other day. 😭

        I couldn’t resist. She looked up & smiled at me. I smiled back, & as I walked past, I tapped her on the arm, looked straight into her eyes, & said, “You’re gorgeous mate. You know that, eh?” & scooted off while she beamed like nobody’s business, as dad would say. 😀

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        • Pickled Possum

           /  July 29, 2017

          OMGosh Geeza what the hector hethcote were you thinking !!! (Your “approach” needs a little work) Obvosly not thinking with your Brain. Of course these dayz woman wear rings on alsorts of apendanges (thats code for sticky out bitz). All for art and beauty … so you never know … she maybe wearing a ring for jewlery art. Anyway when you go back later to get a sticky bun … look for the signs … you know the ones … ask her, if she has a man. To the point … dont muck around.

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          • Gezza

             /  July 29, 2017

            Well, ok Poss. I’ll give it a bash, but I’m not really hunting. I’m a bit of a happy hermit. If I was looking, these days, it’d be a for chick around my own age who knows who she is, & what she likes & doesn’t like, who’s happy with herself, who has no intention of changing a thing about herself for anyone, & who would only be interested in hooking up regularly with a bloke who’s exactly the same. But in my limited experience to date (believe it or not I can be quite shy) those ones have already found some lucky swine & aren’t going to let go of him. 😀

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            • Pickled Possum

               /  July 29, 2017

              Gez bro
              It is my opinion that men are mostly always in the hunting mode.
              Slogans are boring … travelling to Hamilton I noticed 2 things … lots of blue boring signs. And farmers who fence off their water ways in the middle of a paddock. Bloody great one … coming up North the further you go … less fencing Full Stop. Why?

            • Gezza

               /  July 29, 2017

              I’m definitely a man Poss. Not a 🌸
              And like ze 💃🏼 But I’m not most men, I know that.
              And I’m happy with who I am & what’s going on in my life.

            • Gezza

               /  July 29, 2017

              @ Possum
              Bloody great one … coming up North the further you go … less fencing Full Stop. Why?

              Several possible answers to that. What’s the one you perhaps have in mind?

        • Conspiratoor

           /  July 29, 2017

          If you were to pull that line on my missus G you’d get an earful

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          • Gezza

             /  July 29, 2017

            😳

            Sacre bleu! Pourquoi, exactement, m’sieu?

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            • Gezza

               /  July 29, 2017

              Oh honh hohn hohn, pardonez moi, m’sieu. 😮

              I mis-read votre comment. Je thort you said, “if YOU said that …” to elle, YOU’d get an earful.

              Je bloody knows I’D get one if from you if I said it to yours! I’ve SEEN her. You’ve posted 2 pics now, I think. And you know what that sort of thing can do to them, guitar over ya shoulder or not!

            • Conspiratoor

               /  July 29, 2017

              For two reasons…
              Crude come ons are a little creepy coming from an older dude
              Perhaps it’s okay with a 20 something but for older women with a sense of je ne sais quois the term ‘mate’ is a red flag. My missus would trace your ancestry back to the stone age

            • Gezza

               /  July 29, 2017

              Nah, she’s my age or older. It’s not totally off the wall for the sort of chats we’ve had at the checkout. I like people mate. Most of them, anyway. I let them know. I’m not everyone’s cup of tea. But the ones i say that to are usually pretty relaxed & equally open to a bit of friendly joking. Haven’t got smacked in the head yet. I’d never pull that on a younger woman.

            • Gezza

               /  July 29, 2017

              We’re different, c. I’m not as cynical as you. I don’t go for ladies who are cynical either. Horses for courses, I guess. Do you know what I mean?

            • Conspiratoor

               /  July 29, 2017

              Perhaps, but irrelevant to this discussion

            • Gezza

               /  July 29, 2017

              If you mean uninspiring slogans, yes.
              If you mean, I’d cop it if I said that to your missus working in a supermarket, no. I mean by that – I’m sure you’re right, but I’d already know not to say something like that to her.

            • Conspiratoor

               /  July 29, 2017

              The expectation of intelligent gossip is a powerful motive for self-criticism

            • Gezza

               /  July 29, 2017

              That one’s ruffled the patchy hair on top slightly as it whoosed over.

              Judith, the visiting food product demo lady, is another one I sometimes stop to talk to & try her her wares. No ring, but that means nothing.

              Not picking up any interest in the eyes, but she likes to give me extra’s, and make up or cook up alternatives for me to try – & if I like them I might buy, say, a demo’d soup, or bread, or try a recipe with the can she’s promoting. I just like her as a person, & it seems to be mutual. Quite a looker, which I’m not, but I reckon about 6 – 8 years younger.

            • Gezza

               /  July 29, 2017

              Plus, I’m also likely to turn to somebody walking past, & say “have you tried this? It’s quite nice.” And they feckin do. 😳 😀

            • Conspiratoor

               /  July 29, 2017

              You’re a strange bird G

            • Gezza

               /  July 29, 2017

              Not from a lot of my muso friends.
              How?

  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  July 29, 2017

    I like National’s one best. It’s not brilliantly profound, but it’s quite snappy and succinct.Labour’s sounds like a supermarket. The Greens’ sounds conceited and tells us nothing.

    The rest are pitiful, STOP’s offering is too vague and assumes that people aren’t already doing this.

    United Future…spare us. It’s forgotten immediately. I don’t know if I could reproduce it even now, and words are my ‘thing’.

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    • Gezza

       /  July 29, 2017

      Yeah, it’s the first one I came across. It’s good pic of Bill. Doesn’t look too posed. Blue’s a calming colour.

      Red’s an angry one. Labour’s stuck with a subliminal ‘angry’ red background & instead of thus using red sparingly as a lowlight or hi-light they’re floodlighting their candidates in it.

      Green. Well. Not so great a colour for non-sailors, but landscapy & open & fresh for others.

      ACT – canary yellow, little bit of blue if I recall last time. Best to use yellow carefully. Can mean gold (= $ good/bad, depending on whether you have lotsa moolah, & also can mean medalist – the best).

      Slogans don’t have much impact on me, except insofar as I might think they’re clever or can be turned into ironical mocking. The domino’s pizza version of Bill “Delivering for New Zealanders” was quite inspired. But even then there are at least two messages:
      Supporters:
      1. Not afraid to do the simple stuff, ordinary person, delivering pizzas = humble
      Detractors:
      2. Gotcha – dickhead!

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  3. Oliver

     /  July 29, 2017

    I don’t know why the opposition parties didn’t go with “make NZ great again”. There was a time when you could buy a house for 3 x your income. Now it’s at least 7 x. There was a time you could buy food for a fair price. Not anymore.

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    • Patzcuaro

       /  July 29, 2017

      Which offers the biggest bribe, ACT or the ME Party’s “A tax cut for every earner”?

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    • Corky

       /  July 29, 2017

      They didn’t go with that slogan, Ollie, because New Zealand is already great..thanks to John Key..

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      • Gezza

         /  July 29, 2017

        You know, I didn’t really like the man. There’s sure still room for improvement. The flag debacle was a yuuge blunderous waste of taxpayer money. And he was a bit too slick for my liking. But he certainly had a few clues about what makes the average kiwi tick – or his advisers did. He got a few important things right, and after being on this blog & reading the comments & perspectives from a cross section of our society for over over a year now – I don’t think that’s too far wrong.

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    • PDB

       /  July 29, 2017

      There was a time young people were forced to go to war in distant lands and many died…….

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  4. sorethumb

     /  July 29, 2017

    New Zealand the way you want it.

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  5. Gezza

     /  July 29, 2017

    Righto – Irony – I’ll give it a bash.

    National: Delivering for New Zealanders – more maternity hospitals, & pizzas

    Labour: A Fresh Approach – Told c’s missus she looks gorgeous, didn’t mean it. Shit cunning.

    Greens: Great Together – fuk, I’ll say! Don’t tell Winz tho.

    NZ First: Stand with us – Or fukn wot, m8? 😡 And why are there not enuf seats?

    ACT Party: A tax cut for every earner – Yeah, righto. Can I have Bob Jones’s?

    United Future: Working to secure a Better Deal, For Future Generations – well, that’s a total turnaround on cannabis, isn’t it. $180 for 3 mths supply is a bit steep, so good onya!

    The Opportunities Party: Care. Think, Vote. – Don’t tell me! Tell Corks.

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