View Full Version : Do-It-Yourself Advertising
11-27-2002, 06:55 PM
I was driving on the major freeway in San Antonio today and the big, electronic scrolling sign in front of one of the Malls caught my attention. I always read it when I go by, but hadn't thought about calling them to see how much it cost. But I did today and was pleasantly shocked to learn that a one day ad is only $150.00. So I'm going to have an ad that scrolls in HUGE letters for Farscape on Jan. 10. It will run 400 times during the day and most of those times will be during the morning and evening rush hours. It will be something like this:
Action - Adventure - Watch Farscape - Tonight 7:00 - Sci-Fi Channel
With the local entertainment editor writing a big article about Farscape on the 10th, I think San Antonio will just about be covered for the beginning of the new episodes.
I thought I would mention this if some of the other cities have similar signs and local Scapers might be interested in purchasing a day's advertising.
11-27-2002, 07:12 PM
Jackie! Great idea! I'll keep my eyes peeled here in beautiful downtown Columbus! :angelgrin:
11-27-2002, 07:39 PM
Be sure to take a good photo of the sign with "Farscape" on it. We should continue to collect evidence of our fan-run advertising campaign for future releases to the media. . . and for our scrapbooks after we succeed in getting Farscape back on the air. :D
11-27-2002, 07:49 PM
Great idea, Jackie! :aok: And good idea about the pictures, atlantagirl!
11-27-2002, 11:56 PM
Anyone else starting to get annoyed that we're doing more advertising for Farscape then Sci-fi ever did?
11-28-2002, 08:06 AM
LA for six days and I have never seen so many billboards for Taken in one place. One enormous bank had one whole side of it covered in a Taken billboard that could be seen from miles. You couldn't go two blocks without one popping up. I can't believe that Sci-Fi has that much money to concentrate on an ad compaign of that size. It has to be Dreamworks and Steven Spielberg himself doing it. That ad campaign alone must cost several episodes of Farscape. :eek:
So, if they won't advertise Farscape, we have to do it. It's the only way we'll get that 2.0 or higher.
Besides, if they are over here reading these boards, they know what we are doing - why should they spend money advertising when they know we are doing it for them? :mad:
11-28-2002, 10:28 AM
I'm just worried about the precident (is that how its spelt?) we're setting. Don't get me wrong, I think what we're doing here is amazing. I'm proud to be part of it. But somewhere in the back of my mind I'm worried that in the future networks will see shows that aren't doing so well and instead of trying to save them themselves they'll turn to the viewers and say 'you want it, you adverize it' or something. I'm sure that I'm just over-reacting ... but I felt the need to voice my concern.
11-30-2002, 07:03 AM
because it's a good idea. :D
Dominar of Action
11-30-2002, 11:16 AM
Yes, excellent idea for cost-effective advertising -- just wish we had one of those kinds of signs in my city. I had never noticed that we didn't until this idea came up. :(
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