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Are there any brands you’d like to see Gransnet work with?

(70 Posts)
LucyBGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 13-Feb-20 11:26:30

At GNHQ, we’d love to be able to partner and work with brands that you want to see on site - whether that’s as helpful content, research, product testing or competitions.

What would really help is understanding the brands or types of products you’d most like to see us work with. If you could share any brands or specific products that come to mind with us below, we’ll get in touch with them and try and make it happen. This could mean content from brands you like, special offers or discounts for Gransnet users, the opportunity to test a product or service, or to share your opinion on what the brand is doing.

Thanks very much!

Pittcity Thu 13-Feb-20 11:37:50

I'm interested in reducing the amount of stuff in my bin. So washable products like Giggle Knickers and Modibodi would be good.

Missfoodlove Thu 13-Feb-20 11:49:46

A trustworthy holiday company/tour operator specialising in 50+ breaks and holidays.
There is a lot out there for the much older customer and young families.
I use Fleetway who have always come up trumps but would love to have insight into other companies.

suziewoozie Thu 13-Feb-20 11:53:00

Would that impact on our being allowed to criticise anything these brands did or said that we might disagree with? For example if Giggle Knickers decided to stop using the word ‘women’ in its advertising because it was regarded as trans-exclusionary ?

PernillaVanilla Thu 13-Feb-20 12:53:53

Bluebella and Lovehoney? Not being entirely frivolous in these suggestions but being segregated on an over 50's holiday in my incontinence pants doesn't really float my boat.

lovebeigecardigans1955 Thu 13-Feb-20 12:55:48

I've always liked Oil of Olay products.

Pittcity Thu 13-Feb-20 14:17:20

Could you do blind comparisons such as brands of face cream eg. Olay vs Cien ?

Tricia247uk Thu 13-Feb-20 14:49:27

Recyclable, eco friendly, sustainable products

quizqueen Thu 13-Feb-20 14:52:51

I don't think forums should work with brands at all. It's not your business to advertise.

BBbevan Thu 13-Feb-20 14:55:05

Yes, sort out M&S please 😊😊

suziewoozie Thu 13-Feb-20 15:00:47

Yes sort out M and S changing room policy that allows penises in the women’s changing room. See how hard it can be?

NotTooOld Thu 13-Feb-20 15:58:55

I agree with BBevan. Marks and Spencer need to listen to us, their prime target market. Gransnet is an excellent source of free marketing research for them, so why don't they listen to our comments?

Delila Thu 13-Feb-20 16:09:30

I agree with Quizqueen.

QuaintIrene Thu 13-Feb-20 16:34:21

I understand that advertising pays for the running of this site.
I would like to try the skincare marketed at older women. Does it really make a difference?

M0nica Thu 13-Feb-20 16:34:35

I would rather you didn't work with brands at all, but think the current system of working one off with individual companies through prizes and competititions is fine.

SusieCook Thu 13-Feb-20 16:41:36

Love Boots number 7 range, moisturisers, cleansing and make up

TwiceAsNice Thu 13-Feb-20 16:48:15

I would like to see less adverts on Gransnet full stop

silverlining48 Thu 13-Feb-20 17:17:13

I am with those who prefer no advertisers, nothing worse than all the flickering adds at the top of the screen and those which intersperse the posts. Please, no!

Nortsat46 Thu 13-Feb-20 17:33:36

Monica Vinader (jewellery)
Molton Brown (toiletries)
Box 2 ( plus sized clothes)
Moshulu (shoes).

I think a number of companies should consider a more mature demographic and reflect that in their marketing. I like purchasing from small companies who do have more mature women modelling their products.

M&S are currently advertising denim on their website, with a number of young people (men and women) dancing and wearing jeans, denim jackets and shirts. It appears M&S don’t wish to target their denim clothes to anyone over 30. If I wasn’t annoyed by that, I would probably have bought something.

With the number of readers/members of GN, I think you are well placed to help facilitate the views and voices of older women being heard 💐

Elegran Thu 13-Feb-20 17:37:35

Those asking for "No adverts" have forgotten that is would mean asking for "No income" - so we would have to pay for membership.

Marilla Fri 14-Feb-20 04:34:03

Marks and Spencer

vegansrock Fri 14-Feb-20 07:06:22

Environmentally friendly and cruelty free products.

NanKate Fri 14-Feb-20 07:13:20

Hotter Shoes

dragonfly46 Fri 14-Feb-20 07:22:13

Travel insurance for the older customer with pre-existing conditions.

Elegran Fri 14-Feb-20 08:05:43

DB shoes as well as Hotter - the older you get, the more important comfortsble feet are. Hotter only have a couple of items in my width, and those are not at all stylish.