JCPenney now apologizing to customers

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JCPenney releases ad apologizing to customers for recent missteps

NY Post: JCPenney is sorry and it wants your business back. That’s the gist of its latest ad, a public “mea culpa” which the mid-priced department-store put on its YouTube and Facebook pages.
The ad, titled “It’s no secret,” shows shots of women working, playing with their children and doing other everyday activities.

Notice no homosexuals in their video

Notice no homosexuals in their video

“Recently JCPenney changed,” a voiceover states. “Some changes you liked, and some you didn’t. But what matters with mistakes is what we learn. We learned a very simple thing, to listen to you.”
The ad comes after the Plano, Texas-based company last month fired its CEO, Ron Johnson, after 17 months on the job and rehired his predecessor Mike Ullman
Johnson’s ambitious changes included getting rid of most sales and bringing in new, hip brands. The strategy was designed to attract younger, wealthier shoppers in a bid to reinvent the stodgy retailer, but it alienated Penney’s loyal customers and caused sales to plummet.
The ad acknowledges the missteps and asks customers to return to its stores. “Come back to JCPenney. We heard you, now we’d love to see you,” the voice-over states.
The TV spot is in contrast with the chain’s “fair and square” advertising campaign that accompanied Johnson’s revamp. Those ads were colorful and whimsical and did not give specifics about products. In one spot, a dog jumped through a hula hoop held by a little girl. The text read: “No more jumping through hoops. No coupon clipping. No door busting. Just great prices from the start.”
The new spot buys the company some time, but the hard part is next: telling customers what specific changes they’re making, said Allen Adamson, managing director of branding firm Landor Associates in New York.
“When you are in a freefall, you sometimes need to call a time out and say, ‘Wait a second. We’re going to get this under control,'” he said. “The answer may be further down the road as to why they come back.”
JCPenney did not return a call for comment.
JCPenney spent a year or more pandering to the homosexual community. Appears now they are asking for another chance, even while not admitting the cause of their downfall. I still won’t be shopping there.
See also FOTM’s previous posts on JCPenney:


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0 responses to “JCPenney now apologizing to customers

  1. yeah but now George Soreos has stock in it so still no Penney’s for me!

  2. Since JCP won’t admit its gay-pandering policy under CEO Ron Johnson, then for what exactly are they apologizing now?

  3. $1,000,000,000 lost since ELLEN

  4. I won’t be shopping there either. They blew it royally and their vague apology doesn’t help. People with even a little bit of sense know why JCP went down the toilet. If the company doesn’t have the courage to go back to their middle-class family roots and admit that they focused on the wrong demographic, they’re toast. Mr. Penney would not be proud of what his brainchild has become.

  5. Dressage Rider

    They should have thought about this insult to the average family. I don’t plan on ever shopping at Penney’s Department Store. I’ll stick to Wallyworld and Goodwill. Sheesh.

  6. JCP needs to “come out of the closet” and admit their hetetrophobia.
    Using Ellen DeGenerate, and homosexual “Dads” & Mom’s may not be the only reason the company tanked, but it surely didn’t help.

  7. They got what they deserved for looking down on the average American that spent their money buying at JC Penny for years. You brought a new flag out of your pockets, and now you see how American’s feel towards your agenda. You guys are too stupid to admit your mistake, come on wipe the egg off your face and call it out. Name your mistake, we all know.


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