2Degrees writes to me at last

As is my custom, I allow anyone an unedited right of reply: ?(redactions so he doesn’t get emails or phone calls)

From: Mathew Bolland <[email protected]> Date: Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 3:08 PM
Subject: Attn: Cameron – re 2degrees advertising
To: “[email protected]” <[email protected]>

Hi Cameron,

I wanted to clarify something following your commentary on 2degrees advertising. There?s no specific boycott of Whaleoil – sites such as the Daily Blog are also not featuring our ads until after September 20.

Our decision to stop advertising on political blog sites was one we made based on a number of complaints from customers with views from both ends of the political spectrum.

We have no political position and for this reason we made a decision to stop advertising on political blog sites until after the election. We?ll review things then.

As a challenger company, we have built our business by taking a different approach to other organisations. Although we respect everyone?s views and understand some people won?t agree with our decision, this is the approach we are taking until after the election. ?



Mathew Bolland
Director of Corporate Affairs & Wholesale
Two Degrees Mobile Limited
(M) 022 xxxxx
(P) +64 9 xxxxx

Two Degrees Mobile Limited | 47-49 George Street | Newmarket | Auckland | New Zealand |
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Dear Mat

I will not editorialise or Fisk your response. ?I will just leave it next to this


@Dianne_Khan is a The Daily Blog blogger.

@CitizenBomber is a The Daily Blog blogger. ?(Martyn Bradbury)

The Daily Blog have been engaged in a persistent campaign to attack our advertisers.