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DirecTV Insiders invite?


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#1 OFFLINE   morgantown

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:00 PM

Did a quick search and did not see anything. Got an email inviting to sign up with DirecTV as an "insider" so they can get cutomer input, etc.

Has this been going on for a long time? Anyone try it to see if it is more than fluf?
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#2 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:18 PM

Did a quick search and did not see anything. Got an email inviting to sign up with DirecTV as an "insider" so they can get cutomer input, etc.

Has this been going on for a long time? Anyone try it to see if it is more than fluf?


It's been around for a while. I am not in the club however.

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#3 OFFLINE   john18

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:03 PM

My invitation must have also been lost in the mail. I guess it sucks to be me.

#4 OFFLINE   lugnutathome

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:17 PM

It has been going on for around one year and I've found it to be somewhat unrewarding in that it's really looking for affirmation on their marketing efforts. BUT THAT MAY BE JUST ME!

That's not to say that there hasn't been some wish list type threads from time to time but it is mainly feedback on courses of action they have already chosen.

Now color my response by realizing I used to be a "marketeer" and am now a DBA/Application Engineer by chosen trade. So I'm sour on the marketing thing and big on the technical focusing. You might find this great...

Essentially you will learn about some of the marketing pushes in the wings, get a feel for where the ship is being steered, and learn about some of the D* offerings (like the 101) in a level of detail you likely wouldn't otherwise.

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Did a quick search and did not see anything. Got an email inviting to sign up with DirecTV as an "insider" so they can get cutomer input, etc.

Has this been going on for a long time? Anyone try it to see if it is more than fluf?


What's a dazzling urbanite like you doing in a rustic setting like this?


#5 OFFLINE   RobertE

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 03:09 PM

After-the-fact fluff.
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#6 OFFLINE   morgantown

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 04:39 PM

I appreciate everyone's reply and agree in sentiment with the general feelings expressed. Nothing going on here - marketing, etc.

Thanks for the feedback. Let this thread evaporate like so much of that oil in the gulf..
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#7 OFFLINE   carl6

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 08:48 PM

If you do chose to join in, you also have the option of quitting at some future time. Should you quit, you won't be invited back in again.

Without going into details, I was a member but have since left. Please do not interpret that as a suggestion to not join, there is no downside that I am aware of to joining.

#8 OFFLINE   iceturkee

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 08:17 AM

i am a member and can affirm they want input on their ad campaigns. i know people who were members who were truthful to dtv and kicked out of the group. don't lose any sleep because you aren't a member.

#9 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 08:28 AM

i am a member and can affirm they want input on their ad campaigns. i know people who were members who were truthful to dtv and kicked out of the group. don't lose any sleep because you aren't a member.

I'd bet there may have been something else that happened than being "truthful". I haven't always been the most supportive of their ideas/plans.
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#10 OFFLINE   bwaldron

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 10:16 AM

I'm still an "outsider" myself, and haven't been invited in. :)

I'm OK with that.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 10:33 AM

I'm still an "outsider" myself, and haven't been invited in. :)

I'm OK with that.

You'll probably know more "inside stuff" here than there and you don't need to take all the marketing polls either. ;)
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