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This pisses me off...

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Spawnie, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Spawnie

    Spawnie Power Member

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    Just got a message on our Cat Fanpage on facebook...


    My answer:
    Come on guys... you are a COMPANY and try to get free ads going the FEELS route?
    I had a lot of request from private persons going the feels-road to get free advertising for their fanpage (when offered share for share they get pissed) but a TV Host trying to get free ads that way? Seriously?
     
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  2. blackouts

    blackouts Regular Member

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    Hahhahah lol, i get them all the time.
    They even email me for a link exchange, most of the times there PR and DA/PA is really low ... nice try suckers!!
     
  3. kinlee

    kinlee Supreme Member

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    You gave all cats the sads today :(

    How can you not help your fellow feline friends find a home?

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  4. Srikaanth

    Srikaanth Junior Member

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    :dito:. Complete losers they are.
     
  5. Riders On The Storm

    Riders On The Storm Senior Member

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    Well done mate. :D

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  6. minimo88

    minimo88 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    They are just doing it for the money and using spwanie as a way getting more people to watch their show.

    If they really wanted to help feline cats getting a home they would do a fundraiser on kickstarter or any site like that and have a budget for advertisement. They would shift from being a company to being a charity ie no profit incentive, just the incentive to help cats and families and feel satisfied with it.
     
  7. kinlee

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    I'm not sure if you are familiar with a home improvement show hosted by Mike Holmes, basically he fixes houses that weren't built right or are crumbling to the ground. I feel like this is in the same boat. If Mike Holmes tried doing something with kickstarter I doubt they would reach out to enough people or get the same kind of awareness that only TV can bring.

    If the show is really passionate about helping cats and they actually do set out to help them, then I wouldn't mind at all if they made something out of it, even if I get none of that money in return. Sometimes it's better to pay it forward.
     
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    SocialMediaManager Elite Member

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    Do you pay the cats who do modeling on your Page ?
     
  10. GreyKnight

    GreyKnight Regular Member

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    Frankly, I would have to say that we shouldn't be too hard on those would-be advertisers.
    Everybody would try to get everything for free. Anyway it's because it's on Facebook, people will think that you probably will do it for fun or for love of cats rather than looking for money. So, they take the "feel" route, because it's the most probable route and the most profitable route. If you clearly stated somewhere in your fan page that "For advertising contact me" then the situation has changed, you are now announcing that you are monetizing the aforementioned fan page.

    The way of your replying also don't show to the would-be advertisers that you are serious in your business.
    How if you reply like this :

    Hi,
    Thanks for your interest in advertising with my fan page.
    Unfortunately, as my fan page is mainly showing non-profit activities, while your company shows some profitable activities, I decided to incur an advertising fee on you. If you want to advertise for non-profit activities, you can do it for free though.
    My fan page is visited by X numbers of visitors every day, and I get X likes per day, I am also have been featured in X and Y.
    I think my fan page is great for your business, if you require more details, or interested in price quotations, please do contact me.

    If you reply like that, maybe the TV company is interested in advertising in your site.

    Even if you got a big site with lots of loyal visitors, it's still pain in the ass to get customers (frankly, advertising is giant media is dying, most giant media gains money from advertorials, special sections, white labelling, and other stuffs). Some may demand this and that. Luxury companies such as BMW and TAG Heuer don't want to pay a dime to advertise on your site, but really, showing their ads alone is already increasing the value of your site in front of other advertisers.
     
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    Meanwhile off the coast of Italy... a boat with 500 Africans sinks and [h=3]Former Lampedusa migrant: 'Nobody helped'[/h]
     
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  12. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    Those "feeling" people run the government, and your life. And they don't give a fuck what you think. Of feel, for that matter. It's only THEIR "feelings" they care about, and they feel that you (and everyone else) should give them something for free.
     
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