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Posted 05 February 2010 - 10:23 PM

Well, there have been commercials for conventions before, so why not Acen? I'm not talking about anything big or embarassing, but maybe a little air time could get more people to come. And if that was the case, the commercial could pay for itself in no time!

What does everyone else think?
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 12:20 AM

View PostKrystal, on Feb 5 2010, 10:23 PM, said:

What does everyone else think?


I say they could pull it off. It's big enough to warrant one, and lord knows most of us watch the TV enough we'd eventually see it enough times to warrant going there.
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 01:43 AM

I said this before, I know we can do better than those horrible ones on the bad commercial thread.
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 03:07 AM

I know that even with the talent on staff a great commercial could be made. Footage shouldn't be too hard to come by (I know the staff was talking about or there was some sort of rumor floating around that there was footage of ACen taken, it just hadn't been played with much at all. This could be false, and I may have just been imagining things as I am want to do. x.x) Even some simple footage editing and a voice-over script could be easily done. But again, it's all about staff and what can be done. Along with the rest of the convention stuff to plan, a commercial might be a bit too much. (And where there is one commercial, a series tends to follow.)
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 11:32 AM

Yea i definitely think acen should have a commercial. i mean, the Chicago Comic Con had one and it showed footage of the Donlad E. Stephens convention center (and when i saw it i was all like "zomg, i walked in that spot before!").
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 11:34 AM

I think it would be a good idea if the commercial is spiffy and not craptacular like a certain other commercial. :lol: You'd just need to air it at the right time and right channel.
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 12:46 PM

Yeah...I wonder what a good timeslot would be...
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 02:19 PM

View PostSka_Toranpetta, on Feb 6 2010, 11:34 AM, said:

I think it would be a good idea if the commercial is spiffy and not craptacular like a certain other commercial. :lol: You'd just need to air it at the right time and right channel.

What about putting a commercial on Youtube? It'd be a 24/7 linkable, postable ACen broadcast! (And pretty much a free deal, I'd think. ^^d)

For tv airing, why not try the Science or SyFy channels? I know a number of ACen-goers who watch those channels pretty frequently, and lord knows they need more uncreepy ads & less Viagra/viagraesque ads at all hours of night and day, lol. Pretty much any time slot could work, though I'd say go with after school/work hours to maximize the potential. Or, if you're thinking basic tv networks, it'd probably be best to go with evening ABC (high viewership @ news hours and certain weekday showtimes) or morning/news WGN (their peak viewership hours). If it's possible budget-wise, maybe try both? It'd be more expensive, but the potential viewership is astronomical, and people would definitely get talking..

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 02:38 PM

Sci-fi still has Ani-mondays? Right? Air it during those!
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 02:38 PM

sure why not, who wouldnt want to see the insanity that goes on at acen
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 03:43 PM

Well, is there a voice actor that can provide some sort of commentary? Vic did the Sakuracon commercials, perhaps we can get someone too?

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 04:05 PM

^ You should totally do it. You were funny on the Soycon commercial.
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 06:57 PM

id love to do a voiceover for acen
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 08:09 PM

^ Who wouldn't!


But we would have to be careful as we don't want to end up like a Sakuracon commercial.
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 08:26 PM

I think youtube would be a good way to get it out there and so would be airing it on animondays. That would be really cool to see! Or during the super bowl :lol: (That would probably cost more than 5 acens all together)
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 09:15 PM

What would an Acen superbowl commercial be?

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 09:19 PM

View PostHEDGESMFG, on Feb 6 2010, 09:15 PM, said:

What would an Acen superbowl commercial be?


I have no idea...

Maybe something like this from 2002 Super Bowl:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=M7cUYVviK50
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 09:24 PM

It should have a Billy Mays cosplayer incoherently screaming about Acen.

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 11:36 PM

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I would get so excited to see a commercial for ACen! (Er... provided it doesn't become the next SakuraCon commercial...)

Then again, I (nearly) fangirled to see a commercial for Crate and Barrel on the Weather Channel... ::shrugs::

...but if you decide to do one, posting the network(s), date(s) and time(s), and maybe a copy on youtube would be a good idea!


Are commercial spots cheaper nowadays? There seem to be more infomercial-type products getting TV lately--they wake me up at night more often.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 02:20 AM

View PostHEDGESMFG, on Feb 6 2010, 09:24 PM, said:

It should have a Billy Mays cosplayer incoherently screaming about Acen.

LOLYES. I actually had a Billy Mays idea a few hours ago; if Billy Mays can't get people to ACen, nobody can! XD . Or, as his son put it: Billy Mays could sell a karate for beginners instructional video to Chuck Norris.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 03:24 AM

I don't know how to make con commericals, but I have a feeling that the wrong way to do it is to have it start out with:

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 07:29 PM

If ACen is going to have a commercial, it should be one that is obviously stupid and ridiculous. And hilarious.

Much like this guy's car commercial:

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=7b5CKSqlz60
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 07:37 PM

Hmmm...maybe not for our first commercial? Maybe for the first one, footage and an announcer would suffice?
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 04:05 PM

Suggestions of Billy Mays aside... (God rest his crazy incoherent soul...)

I've gotta wonder, would ACEN have enough funds to pick up a commerical? Have any of the staffers picked up on this idea yet? I've seen a few comic convention commercials when I travel, but would any of them be able to contact local cable companies or network stations and get the channel to air among Chicago's wonderful batches of cheesy local programming? We could be right up there with Legends like the 80s Novelty Golf add that ran for 20+ years, or the eagle-man insurance!

Also, if we do a commercial, we need a musical jingle. One so catchy, that it can give 773-202-BEEPBEEPBEEPBEEP LUNA a run for its money!

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 04:19 PM

As the resident billy mays cosplayer, I would totally do billy mays for an acen commercial
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 04:26 PM

People may find a Billy Mays cosplayer on tv offensive...
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 04:50 PM

Yeah, I was just kidding. If he was alive, it'd work. But if he's not, people might not see as much of the humor in it.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 04:52 PM

Hmm. Good point. :<
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 09:12 PM

As long as its not something like this http://www.youtube.c...h?v=XP5lz2CYNR4
Dont make it too cheesy or obvious like this one

There are ways to pull off a good commercial for a anime:

This is good
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kicwE8EPZwY...player_embedded

And so is this one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFlJKL0TGyQ...player_embedded

Although they are a minute long, this works well since its poking fun at itself but its very clever.
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Posted 10 February 2010 - 06:48 AM

View PostSka_Toranpetta, on Feb 6 2010, 09:19 PM, said:

I have no idea...

Maybe something like this from 2002 Super Bowl:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=M7cUYVviK50

Yes, I agree.
That commercial is so funny! I remember it! xD

But a commercial can get the word out. Maybe like a "serious one" about the con, and then a funny one? that might work. :)
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