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gamed121683

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #45 on: August 12, 2021, 11:52:08 PM »
One interesting part of the Vulture article (at least to me) was about how Winc. "had signed on to represent Jay Wolpert and producer Burt Sugarman and were trying to get them back in front of viewers". Heck of a chance encounter by the channel's GM, huh? Anyway, it makes one wonder if these Whew! reruns do well, you think we'll see other Jay Wolpert Production Shows in the future such as Blackout and Shopping Spree (assuming Winc. can gets their hands on the tapes, of course) or would these aforementioned titles be too obscure even for Buzzr?

Jimmy Owen

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« Reply #46 on: August 13, 2021, 02:11:38 AM »
I always thought "Charge!" would be a decent name for a revival.
Already being used as the name of a broadcast diginet.  I was thinking "Breakthru"
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« Reply #47 on: August 13, 2021, 03:08:07 AM »
I always thought Run the Gauntlet would make a good name.
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Bryce L.

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« Reply #48 on: August 13, 2021, 03:42:37 PM »
First Twitter promo:

https://twitter.com/buzzrtv/status/1425245626477039624?s=21
And methinks they're getting the wrong response to that promo, since they've already pulled it from the network and replaced it with a new, less disturbing promo...

https://youtu.be/Qyf5xgvf9vo

JMFabiano

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« Reply #49 on: August 13, 2021, 04:25:46 PM »
First Twitter promo:

https://twitter.com/buzzrtv/status/1425245626477039624?s=21
And methinks they're getting the wrong response to that promo, since they've already pulled it from the network and replaced it with a new, less disturbing promo...

https://youtu.be/Qyf5xgvf9vo

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #50 on: August 13, 2021, 05:08:45 PM »
First Twitter promo:

https://twitter.com/buzzrtv/status/1425245626477039624?s=21
And methinks they're getting the wrong response to that promo, since they've already pulled it from the network and replaced it with a new, less disturbing promo...

https://youtu.be/Qyf5xgvf9vo

That's... better?
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« Reply #51 on: August 13, 2021, 06:32:54 PM »
And methinks they're getting the wrong response to that promo, since they've already pulled it from the network and replaced it with a new, less disturbing promo...

https://youtu.be/Qyf5xgvf9vo

when the folks in creative services/promotions has 1000% committed to their promotional strategy even when the new campaign mostly just makes people ask "WTF" and/or unintentionally offends people.

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BrandonFG

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« Reply #52 on: August 13, 2021, 08:10:12 PM »
I think Buzzr’s promotional department took the “close calls…narrow escapes” spiel out of context.
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« Reply #53 on: August 14, 2021, 12:16:30 AM »
With a library of close wins from a variety of shows they air (Body Language, Super Password/Password +, Sweep, NYSI, Classic/Narz Concentration, etc.), I'm surprised they just didn't put together a supercut of some of those and have some someone exasperate a "Whew!" at the end.
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« Reply #54 on: August 14, 2021, 08:54:09 PM »
I took JJ's idea and put it together with similar ideas I had.  I did in half an hour (for free, mind you) what BUZZR couldn't do for more than free.  Ta da.  I don't usually do stuff like this but BUZZR's promos for Whew! have been bizarre and just downright bad, like nobody there had looked at its newest acquisition.

https://youtu.be/AsUR86H1nKw

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« Reply #55 on: August 14, 2021, 09:16:46 PM »
I took JJ's idea and put it together with similar ideas I had.  I did in half an hour (for free, mind you) what BUZZR couldn't do for more than free.  Ta da.  I don't usually do stuff like this but BUZZR's promos for Whew! have been bizarre and just downright bad, like nobody there had looked at its newest acquisition.

https://youtu.be/AsUR86H1nKw

Nice promo.

You have 10 unique villains...Incorporate one or two of them in each promo and ditch Miss Muffett.  They should be focusing on the Gauntlet of Villains in their promos.

It's like trying to promote Press Your Luck with no mention of the Whammy whatsoever.


Bryce L.

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« Reply #56 on: August 14, 2021, 09:22:40 PM »
They finally did do a decent promo (using show clips) during P+, I'll share it here later tonight.

EDIT: Here it is... the promo they should've been running since they announced the pickup.

https://youtu.be/qn8bNwmItbA
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BrandonFG

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« Reply #57 on: August 14, 2021, 11:31:36 PM »
I took JJ's idea and put it together with similar ideas I had.  I did in half an hour (for free, mind you) what BUZZR couldn't do for more than free.  Ta da.  I don't usually do stuff like this but BUZZR's promos for Whew! have been bizarre and just downright bad, like nobody there had looked at its newest acquisition.

https://youtu.be/AsUR86H1nKw
Well done. I had a similar idea in mind...close wins with only a matter of time left on the clock. Why they decided to take the bizarre route, I have no idea.
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MikeK

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« Reply #58 on: August 14, 2021, 11:54:59 PM »
Well done. I had a similar idea in mind...close wins with only a matter of time left on the clock. Why they decided to take the bizarre route, I have no idea.
First, thank you for the kind comments.

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BrandonFG

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« Reply #59 on: August 15, 2021, 12:33:26 AM »
First, thank you for the kind comments.

Second, I really expected you to complain that I used a form of Arial in the video.  I know how much you love that font family. :-P
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2. I honestly didn't even notice until you said something. My "love" must've softened over the years. :-P
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