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thekohser
post Tue 26th January 2010, 7:21pm
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This could be the beginning of a hilarious wave of Jimbo endorsements.

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Bob Geldof, Jimmy Wales and Justin Rose: The Inspirational New Ambassadors for Swiss Watch Brand Maurice Lacroix

ZURICH, January 25 /PRNewswire/ --

- Cross Reference: Picture is Distributed via EPA (European Pressphoto Agency) and can be Downloaded Free of Charge at: http://www.presseportal.ch/de/pm/100005598/?langid=2

Maurice Lacroix has created an inspiring, meaningful and above all, authentic brand campaign: "Follow Your Convictions". With the help of their new world-renowned ambassadors Sir Bob Geldof, Jimmy Wales and Justin Rose, Maurice Lacroix are inspiring the world to be who they really are across a variety of media, from print and TV to online.

Just as Maurice Lacroix creates its award-winning designs and ingenious movements by hand, each world-famous ambassador was chosen because they too have never veered from their beliefs in their journey to success.

"You can't just say you're authentic or that you have substance," explains Sir Bob. "That won't wash. You've got to prove it. You've got to be it. In everything you do." And he should know. In his lifetime Sir Bob has been a music journalist, had a succession of international hit records with his punk band The Boomtown Rats, organised arguably the most successful global fundraising events of all time in LiveAid and Live8, created his own TV production company and is an accomplished businessman in his own right. "Let nobody tell you who you are."

Justin Rose is an extraordinary golfer who defied all odds by going pro at just 17 years old. "That decision was always controversial, but I don't care about controversy. I just believed in myself." And it paid off. In his career, Justin has won multiple titles and even made it to European no.1. Today, he is considered one of the most consistent competitors on the PGA Tour as well as finding time to be a devoted husband, father and charity worker.

Then there's Jimmy Wales, the incredible internet entrepreneur who founded Wikipedia. "I imagined a world where every single person on the planet was given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. Then I created it." Staying true to his convictions, Jimmy quickly turned Wikipedia into a non-profit foundation to ensure his dream of free knowledge for the world remained intact. Today, Wikipedia.org is one of the five most visited sites on the whole of the internet.

With these truly authentic and inspiring ambassadors beside them, Maurice Lacroix have the perfect partners to support their unique positioning in the marketplace.
As CEO Martin Bachmann concludes, "Our ambassadors achieved greatness without the need to compromise their principles. We at Maurice Lacroix share this incredible passion, as our innovative and pioneering watches prove, time after time."

Contact for press inquiries:

Maurice Lacroix S.A.
Katrin Roth, International PR Manager
Tel. +41(0)44-209-12-73
Email: katrin.roth@mauricelacroix.com

Free accessible database on: http://www.mauricelacroix.com


Oh, dear... shave your neck, Jimbo -- and help us clean up our vomit when you're talking about "authenticity"!

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post Tue 26th January 2010, 7:24pm
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post Tue 26th January 2010, 7:26pm
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Tue 26th January 2010, 12:21pm) *

This could be the beginning of a hilarious wave of Jimbo endorsements.

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Bob Geldof, Jimmy Wales and Justin Rose: The Inspirational New Ambassadors for Swiss Watch Brand Maurice Lacroix

ZURICH, January 25 /PRNewswire/ --

Then there's Jimmy Wales, the incredible internet entrepreneur who founded Wikipedia. "I imagined a world where every single person on the planet was given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. Then I created it." Staying true to his convictions, Jimmy quickly turned Wikipedia into a non-profit foundation to ensure his dream of free knowledge for the world remained intact. Today, Wikipedia.org is one of the five most visited sites on the whole of the internet.

If they're mechanical watches, it is sort of appropriate for Jimbo to hawk them. Afterall, he still demands that most of the stuff on his site be done by volunteers, by hand. No help from programming. Imagine if he ran a Swiss watch company. biggrin.gif

They should have a $20 Casio endorsed by Sanger, that nobody will buy because nobody will be impressed by your rocklike individuality when you wear it. Although it keeps better time.
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post Tue 26th January 2010, 7:47pm
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Remember all the trouble Kato went to in order to photoshop Jimbo in a laboratory coat?

All we needed to do was wait a couple of years!

Somebody notify me when Jimbo's endorsement has pushed LaCroix's web traffic past the 0.5MWB point (that is, one-half of the global Internet reach of Wikipedia Review.com).

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post Tue 26th January 2010, 7:50pm
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Staying true to his convictions, Jimmy quickly turned Wikipedia into a non-profit foundation
...as a Randoid?

Don't "entrepreneurs" have to actual make money? Not Wikia, at least not much. Maybe they meant his "pornography entrepreneur" period. So what will the slogan be? Maybe: "for when accuracy doesn't matter." or "Truthiness Time: what time do you want it to say?"
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post Tue 26th January 2010, 7:53pm
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QUOTE(GlassBeadGame @ Tue 26th January 2010, 12:50pm) *

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Staying true to his convictions, Jimmy quickly turned Wikipedia into a non-profit foundation
...as a Randoid?

Don't "entrepreneurs" have to actual make money? Not Wikia, at least not much. Maybe they meant his "pornography entrepreneur" period. So what will the slogan be? Maybe: "for when accuracy doesn't matter." or "Truthiness Time: what time do you want it to say?"

I think his watch said: "Time for me to move all my assets into a foundation, where a civil suit couldn't touch them." And time for me to move to Florida while the Chicago thing blows over. Before there was O.J., there was Jimbo.
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post Wed 27th January 2010, 1:40am
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So what does Sanger get, a Timex from K-Mart? unhappy.gif
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post Wed 27th January 2010, 1:45am
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QUOTE(A Horse With No Name @ Tue 26th January 2010, 6:40pm) *

So what does Sanger get, a Timex from K-Mart? unhappy.gif

With Mickey Mouse hands. It looks so cute at 6:30! smile.gif
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post Wed 27th January 2010, 1:47am
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And the admins broke Piggy's glasses...
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QUOTE(A Horse With No Name @ Wed 27th January 2010, 1:40am) *

So what does Sanger get, a Timex from K-Mart? unhappy.gif


Such is how our society rewards honest, hardworking intellects, as opposed to lazy punks and whores. mad.gif
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post Wed 27th January 2010, 3:24am
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The sound of Jimbo caught like a deer in the headlights:

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post Wed 27th January 2010, 9:05pm
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Wow, they are getting so RUDE and BOLD on Jimbo's talk page. The man is giving it all away to "charity" (such as the WMF). Give him a break, if he wants to keep his charitable giving a big secret!
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post Wed 27th January 2010, 10:02pm
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It's really no one's business if Jimbo wants to trade on his name recognition to promote his girlfriend's energy bars, but there is a valid point being made in this case - Jimbo is using the Wikipedia name to make money. That the money goes to charities (including bt not limited to the WMF) isn't really an answer. I can't blame him for getting shirty about the questions being asked, but those same people who would leave if Jimbo started putting ads on WP might feel the same way about this.

Anyone want to take a guess as to whether or not Jimbo accepted a free watch as part of the deal?
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post Wed 27th January 2010, 10:06pm
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Could you run through Verifiability not Truth once more?
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QUOTE(carbuncle @ Wed 27th January 2010, 10:02pm) *

Anyone want to take a guess as to whether or not Jimbo accepted a free watch as part of the deal?

Hmmm, not sure, but if they had a really good flashlight*, he'd be there as quick as a rat up a drainpipe.



*I wonder what model he's usingpromoting these days?
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post Thu 28th January 2010, 5:07am
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WikiWatch, the watch anyone can set.
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post Thu 28th January 2010, 6:28am
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The Maurice Lacroix advert is just asking to be ripped and re-edited ... it is here. It is a 'status by association' gig ... Jimbo the Knowledgeful meets St Bob.

"Pretend to be someone you aren't" Jimmy Wales still claims to be the founder of the Wikipedia instead of the co-founder or whatever. As a member of the board of trustees of a not-for-profit of such a stature, such questions are not out of place.

What gets about the dangleberries who hang out around his anus talk page is that, cleaning up or answering questions for other people on other people's Wikipedia talk pages, is on a par with tossing salad in a prison.

But cleaning up Jimbo's talk pages, and answering especially ethical questions for him ... it is a bit like tossing the salad of the Prison Bitch.

As an "ambassador for Maurice Lacroix", it suggests an ongoing contract ... perhaps the need to turn up for a few gigs every year? I guess we could always raise our concerns about all the amateur hard core pornography, lack of child protection, etc with CEO Martin Bachmann and the directors of Maurice Lacroix too? For the lazy ... Katrin Roth, International PR Manager as above.

If you want a good laugh ... the Wikipedia article for Maurice Lacroix has been tagged as

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This article is written like an advertisement. Please help rewrite this article from a neutral point of view. For blatant advertising that would require a fundamental rewrite to become encyclopedic, use {{db-spam}} to mark for speedy deletion.

Since March 2009.


Justin Rose and Maurice Lacroix signed a contract for "a close partnership" which will last for three years, with an option on extension for two additional years.

What did Jimmy Wales get? Less? Any PR person worth their salt will be able to tell you what it is worth in seconds ... It will come out ... if not Jimbo's, then Bob's or Justin's.

Then all someone has to do is tally that with the donations Jimmy makes to the MWF over the next three years.

It is called a "loss leader" in business. Not charity.

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post Thu 28th January 2010, 3:06pm
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According to Wikipedia:
"The name 'Maurice Lacroix' does not refer to an actual person, but was invented for marketing purposes."

According to Jimmy Wales:
"I regard it as a pseudonym and I don't really have a problem with it."

According to Jimmy Wales:
"If you try to pretend to be something you aren't, that shows through."

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QUOTE(thekohser @ Thu 28th January 2010, 10:06am) *

According to Wikipedia:
"The name 'Maurice Lacroix' does not refer to an actual person, but was invented for marketing purposes."

According to Jimmy Wales:
"I regard it as a pseudonym and I don't really have a problem with it."

According to Jimmy Wales:
"If you try to pretend to be something you aren't, that shows through."

evilgrin.gif


He's shilling for a watch company that uses a pseudonym? Maybe this is appropriate.

Greg could line up something with a manufacturer of socks.
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Hi, Jimbo...Sorry to interject, but I think what he meant by "weren't actually being dishonest" was "at the time, that was the truth". Or at least that's how I took it when I first read it. Either way, life goes on :-) ...have a nice day! Ks0stm If you reply here, please leave me a {{Talkback}} message on my talk page. 19:56, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

It is pretty clear what he meant. He was wrong, rude and insulting.--Jimbo Wales (talk) 20:36, 27 January 2010 (UTC)


Jimbo, leading by example, shows us all that WP:AGF is really for the plebs, not for the annointed...
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If I did an endorsement campaign where I was paid $15,000, and I then turn around and donate that to ProCon.org and/or other tax-deductible charities, that's still a net advantage to me financially of about $5,000 come April 15th, is it not?

Jimbo's taking the high-and-mighty route with his story, but I guess the tax break is lost on most Wikipediots who have not ever filed a Form 1040 with attached Schedule A.
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Thu 28th January 2010, 7:25pm) *

If I did an endorsement campaign where I was paid $15,000, and I then turn around and donate that to ProCon.org and/or other tax-deductible charities, that's still a net advantage to me financially of about $5,000 come April 15th, is it not?

Jimbo's taking the high-and-mighty route with his story, but I guess the tax break is lost on most Wikipediots who have not ever filed a Form 1040 with attached Schedule A.

It's not a write-off if Jimbo donates all proceeds exactly. In that case they are deducted from his income and it is as though they never existed for him, taxwise. He pays the same tax he would have if he'd never heard of these people.

If you were paid some sum and you donated the whole thing, I fail to see how it would have affected your taxes, either. happy.gif No doubt Anthony will have some words of wisdom on this.
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