11-14-2014, 11:35 AM
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  • grantmm
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 11-14-2014, 11:42 AM
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  • Giorgio
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This looks suspiciously familiar...

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 11-14-2014, 11:44 AM
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Heads up, I believe HTGAM is now:
[Image: L9yiUqH.png]
Can anyone shed some light?

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 11-14-2014, 11:46 AM
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  • eengler
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howtogrowamoustachestore.com

Must be the rebranded HTGAM Store.

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 11-14-2014, 12:03 PM
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Yep it's the rebrand.

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 11-14-2014, 12:08 PM
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Yes, that is HTGAM rebranded

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 11-14-2014, 12:09 PM
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  • Giorgio
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Reading the "about" it seems to be the truthful restart? Hmm...Confused

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 11-14-2014, 12:25 PM
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The soap maker formerly known as "Douglas", now goes by "Hodges" in the About US section.

Just imagine for a moment when someone googles HTGAM or PPF and stumbles across whole forests worth of internet postings about the great scandals.

Now imagine next year when a new wet shaver looks at facebook and finds this widely heralded, but seemingly new artisan soap maker in Phoenix that seems to not have such a tawdry history.

Incidentally, if one looks at the prices of the old HTGAM 1.0, 1.5 line of soaps, which used to be $15.95 they will note that they are now priced at $18.95. Gotta pay for all those new labels.

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 11-14-2014, 12:33 PM
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  • Johnny
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Robert, Hodges is actually his real last name.

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 11-14-2014, 12:36 PM
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It's like Don Draper said. If you don't like what they're saying about you change your name.

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 11-14-2014, 12:42 PM
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different name, different site, same favicon: http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0281/58...n.png?1578

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 11-14-2014, 12:50 PM
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(11-14-2014, 12:33 PM)Johnny Wrote: Robert, Hodges is actually his real last name.

Thanks Johnny, I knew that. Sadly, I know way to much about HTGAM/PPF.

I was referring to the fictional Hodges who one of the founders of PPF before HTGAM came on the scent. The fictional "Hodges" was infamously interviewed by the fictional "Douglas Smythe" on Mantic's Sharpologist blog. Then according to the lore, the fictional "Hodges" lost the love of his life, Frances (it is unknown if Francs is fictional or not) to the fictional "Douglas Smythe". Then the fictional "Hodges"disappeared from the scene and was even written out of the About US section of the old PPF web site. Perhaps he swapped places with the fictional "Douglas Smythe" on a special CIA mission?

In any event, I wish them all well and hope that they take to heart the lessons learned from their "marketing mistakes". Now I can return to my normal time wasting endeavor of recalling the lineup of the 67 Red Sox and figuring out where to hide my shave soap. Biggrin

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 11-14-2014, 01:11 PM
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  • Giorgio
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I like the revised name of the thread Tongue

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 11-14-2014, 02:05 PM
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I guess everybody gets the implied significance of "Phoenix"??

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 11-14-2014, 02:27 PM
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(11-14-2014, 02:05 PM)CyanideMetal Wrote: I guess everybody gets the implied significance of "Phoenix"??

Pretty obvious... "Reborn" from the ashes Biggrin

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 11-14-2014, 02:34 PM
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They have lied about who they are, lied about ingredients, lied about reviews and I'm going to buy there products?? The two of them are a stain to other honest hard working artisans

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 11-14-2014, 02:51 PM
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(11-14-2014, 12:42 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote: different name, different site, same favicon: http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0281/58...n.png?1578

I thought that odd as well. Seems like the favicon would be one of the first things you change. LOL...Still he clearly states in the About Us that he is the creator of HTGAM, so maybe he wants everyone to know that it's him under new label.

Question is, how much is different about this new label and their new direction?

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 11-14-2014, 02:55 PM
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No matter how much you polish a turd its still a turd.

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread....-rebranded


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 11-14-2014, 03:10 PM
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  • Macko
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Tiki got mixed up with this character?

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 11-14-2014, 03:26 PM
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Yea. I saw her (Amanda?) posting supportive and inspirational messages on the HTGAM google+ webpage. I thought it odd that of everyone trying to dis-associate themselves from the snake oil salesman, and she was in there arm in arm with him. Then I had the wild idea that Amanda was really Douglas who is really Erik who is in love with Frances who started her own line called PPF. I dont know why I thought that though.

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