Originally posted by Fitzgibbon
what suggestion would you make for broadening awareness of Masonry in this day and age where society collectively seems to be suffering from
exactly! It's not like it was in some intellectual magazine, with a curious quote / riddle with a website explaining information. It's not like it
was even done tastefully. It was cheesy, and hypocritical. It's like Bush Sr. telling you it's bad to deal drugs. Thanks for the advice,
Nothing against Ben Franklin, I bet the Hellfire club is fun. And no offense to any brothers or lodges, I'm against ignorance of that sort... which
is why I'm against asking
ignorant people to join in such a cheesy, ignorant fashion.
The most dedicated / honest / authentic brothers I know all came to the craft in their own ways, but nobody I know was solicited from a flashy
magazine add, radio spot or TV commercial.
Originally posted by RWPBR
Originally posted by scientist
yes, but my point is, freemasonry isn't something you generate interest in....
It most certainly IS !
I stand corrected, and withdraw that statement, however it was taken a bit out of context. To clarify, freemasonry isn't something you generate
interest in by using a blatant television commercial with a fake Ben Franklin impersonation acting on a moral highground
I can only imagine, if that was the way to get more Masons, the lodges would be filled with older people complaining about the youth of today, and the
decline of morals.... oh, wait...
Originally posted by Sacreligion
reply to post by Fitzgibbon
but it DOES break the ask line. i think that the people in this organization would know that they wouldn't really find any valuable members through a
television commercial. so it begs the question...why?
just a really, really, really, really bad PR / Advertising decision. It's like they couldn't decide if they wanted to serious, funny, nostalgic, or
modern angle, so they went with all of them. Honestly, I'd probably be against any type of television commercial for membership. I could see a
commercial that was just like Mason propaganda though, that wouldn't be so unreasonable.
"Last year, lodges in this state fed over X families on Thanksgiving, and gave out over X presents to children on Christmas. 2BE1ASK1. blah blah
I know, bad example... since the craft isn't really about that either, but better than what I just saw, ha.