Dr Mumbo

Gruen says no, Clive staffer: ‘Clive doesn’t always take no for an answer’

For a second series in a row a political party has asked Gruen Nation if they could be allowed to use an ad created in the show’s Pitch section for their advertising campaign.

Last year it was a Green ad, created by the Republic of Everyone, this year it appears to be Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party which has asked if it can use last week’s pro-Clive Pitch ad, created by creative agency 303 Lowe, for their campaign.

The show last week saw 303 Lowe asked to make a pro-Clive ad while  Havas Worldwide was asked to make an anti-Clive ad.

GruenNationAs Gruen explained on its Facebook page this morning, the show’s makers were forced to refuse.

“The answer, of course, was no. The ABC can’t provide support to a political party and at Gruen, we’ve already pledged our vote to EVB Sampson,” the Gruen team wrote.

But its the last bit that Dr Mumbo really liked:

“Funniest part of the phone call? When the PUP representative asked to have our refusal in writing, in an email. Why? Because ‘Clive doesn’t always take no for an answer’.”

Dr Mumbo sends his commiserations to the Palmer staffer.


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