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Retailer Chat, August 18, 2005: some details, locals, etc...


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#1 OFFLINE   Darkman

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 10:28 AM

Jim and Amir...

New Promotions started on Tuesday, August 16 .. - will talk about that...

Locals and Programming:

July 28 launches:
Juneua, AK
Great Falls, TX

Today's launch - San Angelo is going up..

164 local markets as of today on DISH Network

Launched August 11 - 2 Indian ones:
Sahara One - 575 / 797 (61.5 and 148 (free preview channel) / 121)
Sahara Samay - 574 / 798 (61.5 and 148 (free preview channel / 121)
- free preview for those until Sept 14, 2005

some "Internationals" Retailer Economics .. (.. will not mention)

Movies and PPVs.. - some minor advertizing for those...
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"Better TV for All" compain was launched on Tuesday, Aug 16 - "Better Price, Better Service, Better Technology by Far"
(Price advantage, Better DVR technology for the Best price, etc etc)

"Does your TV suck" advertizing etc - "My TV sucks" commercials etc.. (.. "but her TV doesn't sucks" (hehe) - She has DISH Network" )

hmm.. too much sucking going on in those commercials... - creative (Jim said), etc

People understood the humor..and really enjoying this ("Does your TV suck?", etc )

New Radio ads in my markets (again about sucking.. TV sucking hard.. what's that sucking sound, etc etc .. - But of course - DISH Network does NOT suck!)

For some it doesn't just suck (the tv) - it also stinks! :D

they think this promotion will be a blockbuster .. they will make it as clear as possible..

New DISH logo...

New DVR commercial (..with some sucking in it going on one more time) ;-)

Call Your Dishnetwork dealer / Retailer for the latest Deals and Specials (for new customers, etc)

Don't put up with TV that sucks .. Call DISH.. they are waiting for your call!
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suckfreetv.com (New site / microsite - launched by DISH .. as a promo)
redesign DISH's van compain (looks nice - Better TV for ALL - on them)

(new gorilla tactics marketting basically .. nowadays it is a NEED - to win the hearts of customers, etc)

Appreciation for the customer compain(s) :

Blast Echostar 10 compain.. Lucky winner will have his/her name on the thingy that will go to space.. and some other prices... (hehe - showing commercial about this one - "reach for the stars.. better tv for all - one giant leap"

PPV for 99 cents - Wedding Date (for only .99 cents)
(they are excited about that - supposed to be great movie - to celebrate DISH's 25'th aniversary)

Club Dish amendments (as appreciation again) - something about "get 25 bucks extra on the first bill" for new customers.. and i think the "sposor" will get 25 bucks extra also (as a gift certificate or something like that) .. (to celebrate 25th DISH's aniversary of course also) :D

Club DISH DHA-18 .....

...Ads Help To Support This SIte...

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 10:33 AM

previous promotions expired on August 15th... (new ones started on 16th) ;-)

some promos are extended until Nov 30th, and January (example .. chit i forgot .. they are talking too fast.. but Big Dish exchange is one of them)

Bunch of DHA promos started Aug 16 th

(basically - i suggest - call your retailer for all new / old promos soon - they SHOULD have those details for you)

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 10:55 AM

Phone calls..

some Retailer is complaining about the cost of fuel nowadays.. and saying there is no way they can afford some service calls for 19 bucks or so (or something like that)

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 11:17 AM

I like their coffee mugs that they drink from on those chats! :)

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 11:40 AM

Next Charlie Chat (25th Anniversary Show! .... *hehe - maybe they will have something good and interesting for us" at THIS particular Anniversary chat (j/k)* - Monday, September 12, 2005 - 9 PM ET, channel 101

Next Retailer Chat - Tuesday, September 13, 2005, 12 NOON ET

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P.S. .. if i watch it some more...from tape (later on maybe) .. and see / hear something else of interest or importance.. - i wll add to the above provided info...

As stated previously by me.. - maybe it's one of the last Retailer Chat Recaps i am doing - cuz soon my connection to them WILL disappear...

Thanks for listening...

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 01:01 PM

Where's chaddux when you need him? :)

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 01:03 PM

To stick up for me, you mean? :)

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 01:07 PM

nah, I just wanna see you two banter, but stuart and you might be interesting.

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 01:11 PM

no - f* stuart .. he is getting personal .. and i don't owe him jack (to explain something or confess to something.. or whatever he wants from me) ;)

Chad is my friend though.. - we are just having fun mostly :D

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 01:11 PM

ok.. i see thread is being cleaned.. so i ll just shut up...
Clean it good Chris! ;)

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 01:17 PM

Darkman, I understand. I was just trying to get ya going a little bit. Nothing personal. no hard feelings.

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 01:20 PM

no prob.. i understand.. we are mostly all friends here.. (with exception of few people i guess) ..

definatly NO hard feelings :)

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 01:50 PM

at the Chat they also said ..that they had some "internal issues" with Club Dish program (some people were trying to beat the system and take advantage of it) .. - so they had to clean it up somewhat..and change it somewhat.. making it now simpler and more fair to all......

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 05:17 PM

nvmd.

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 09:37 AM

just came from work,

thx. for editing whatever you had there BFG (didn't see it.. was working .. lol) with "nvmd." .. cuz unless you changed your record in whatever you were saying, your old records were getting kinda old by now (aka. You made yourself .. and how you feel (about me, etc) crystal clear on numerous occasions already) :)

No offence...

P.S. You could have also just deleted that post above (instead of leaving that eye catcher "nvmd.") .. There is a Delete (post) button there in EDIT (on top there) .. Did you know? ;)

Peace....

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 10:07 AM

I moved the discussion and merged it with the already existing ad campaign thread. It can be found here.

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 10:19 AM

When you move posts, all the "Views" disappear also.. lol?
(just wondering.. that's all)

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 10:34 AM

When you move posts, all the "Views" disappear also.. lol?
(just wondering.. that's all)

?? I honestly do know the answer to that. Perhaps it moved with the posts that I moved to the other thread. I do not have the before and after numbers sorry.

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 10:50 AM

Nope .. didn't move with those posts.. just disappeard..
cuz before the Move - was like 1700 plus "views" .. and After - started over, lol..

no prob. though.. doesn't matter anyhow




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