erwin penland

Update: John C. Miller meme

An update regarding the explanation post on the John C. Miller meme:

Apparently “ Erwin Penland, the marketing firm behind @dennys, has quite a few poor reviews from ex-employees on GlassDoor.com with many employees complaining that there’s no work-life balance, employees are laid off every fall, and the company has no interest in diversity, with one ex-employee calling it a “boys only mentality” while another warned job seekers “If you are a male caucasian account executive with no heart you might succeed. If not… keep your resume up to date and your eyes wide open.”” is the new anti dennys meme

anonymous asked:

dennys social media isn't even run by the dennys corporation. its run by an outside advertising company: erwin penland. although it is run by advertisers not by the "poor social media intern" which is pervasive myth about large corporate media presences

interesting….

  • what she says: i'm fine
  • what she means: Erwin Penland, the marketing firm behind @dennys, has quite a few poor reviews from ex-employees on GlassDoor.com with many employees complaining that there’s no work-life balance, employees are laid off every fall, and the company has no interest in diversity, with one ex-employee calling it a “boys only mentality” while another warned job seekers “If you are a male caucasian account executive with no heart you might succeed. If not… keep your resume up to date and your eyes wide open.”
I came up with this quote just a few minutes ago. I thought tumblr would appreciate

Just to be clear, I’m not a professional ‘quote maker’. I’m just an anti-capitalist teenager who greatly values intersectionality and socioeconomic fact over any silly system forming from the mercantilism practiced 3,500 years ago. This being said, I am open to any and all criticism.

“In this moment, I am euphoric. Not because of any phony god’s blessing. But because Erwin Penland, the marketing firm behind @dennys, has quite a few poor reviews from ex-employees on GlassDoor.com with many employees complaining that there’s no work-life balance, employees are laid off every fall, and the company has no interest in diversity, with one ex-employee calling it a 'boys only mentality' while another warned job seekers ‘If you are a male caucasian account executive with no heart you might succeed. If not… keep your resume up to date and your eyes wide open.’”

Explained: John C. Miller meme

A lotta people on that Erwin Penland post I made somehow have conflated ‘The marketing firm that runs the Denny’s tumblr treats its employees poorly’ with 'The person running the Denny’s tumblr makes horrible meme posts and I hate it’, and thus are concerned popularizing the post will result in people losing their jobs.

1. Erwin Penland lays off employees every fall to reduce operating costs during the winter months, so if people losing their jobs is your concern perhaps turn to EP with that complaint.

2. Many of the posts on the Denny’s tumblr are created by freelancers who do not work for Erwin Penland, and likely have a plethora of other projects to which they lend their abilities.

3. If decision makers at Denny’s decide to terminate their contract with Erwin Penland, that would be the last option. In between 'doing nothing’ and 'discarding a lucrative marketing campaign that has won multiple industry awards’ there’s the option of applying pressure, which occurs when Denny’s threatens EP to ensure workers are being treated fairly, lest they take their money and marketing elsewhere.

In a business relationship such as the one between Denny’s and Erwin Penland, both companies are responsible for making sure the other has adequate ethical standards.

This is how capitalism works.

When consumers decide that a business is treating its workers unfairly, they must be vocal about their concerns and then pull their support from the company by refusing to, in this case, interact with their content. By tarnishing their corporate image, and in this case diluting the effectiveness of their marketing campaign, the company is much more likely to consider taking employee grievances seriously, because it will begin to affect the​ profits of both Denny’s and EP.