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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Fri May 24, 2013 9:10 pm

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Here you go:

Enjoy!! :D

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theyve been deleted send them to me please? :(


The link in his quote has since been changed, click the link in my original post a few posts up.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Sat May 25, 2013 3:35 pm

The Smiler 30 sec advert shown on London telly (channel E4 I think). Not advertising any date at the moment.

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New Updated Alton Towers Monopoly - With The Smiler

Sat May 25, 2013 10:26 pm

Dont know if anyone has noticed but in the hotel shop and duel shop i have noticed a new merch addition/upgrade. The towers have now released a new monopoly - with the smiler taking up the place of mayfair and replacing TH13TEEN. No picture availible at the moment, bug it is availible at the towers today!
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Sun May 26, 2013 11:42 am

Cool, if anyone could get a snap of the monopoly, I'd love to see that!
 
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Sun May 26, 2013 11:48 am

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Cool, if anyone could get a snap of the monopoly, I'd love to see that!


Well here's the box, from TowersStreet Facebook:

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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Mon May 27, 2013 7:53 pm

The Smiler advert on ITV just, it didn't include the bit that said, opens 23rd May so possibly we shall see a new advert with a new date soon ??
 
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Mon May 27, 2013 7:53 pm

Well I've just seen the short Smiler advert on ITV HD. It's basically just the lasr 10 seconds of the original trailer. No release date, just says "book now".
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Mon May 27, 2013 10:22 pm

What I hate about this is they still plugging the Smiler during prime time tv. Not sure if every region sees the ad but as the park don't  have no clue when the ride gonna open. The normal GP don't know that the ride not open after watching that ad as they not fans of theme park websites. It's false advertising and Thorpe Park got done for it when they advertised Vortex new for 2001 and it wasn't even on site yet. 
 
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Mon May 27, 2013 11:15 pm

Themeparksandy1981 wrote:
What I hate about this is they still plugging the Smiler during prime time tv. Not sure if every region sees the ad but as the park don't  have no clue when the ride gonna open. The normal GP don't know that the ride not open after watching that ad as they not fans of theme park websites. It's false advertising and Thorpe Park got done for it when they advertised Vortex new for 2001 and it wasn't even on site yet.


Do you have any idea how expensive media bookings are?? If they cancel the booking you are looking a lot of wasted funds....much rather they advertised the ride than waste money. It isn't false advertising as they have not depicted a date which the ride is open. The ride still exists which isn't open yet...you see brands pre advertise products months before they are on sale pretty much the same concept. Don't forgot the majority of viewers are not gonna jump into their cars and go to alton towers the next day, most visitors will plan a date a view weeks in advance in which hopefully the ride will be open. If not then Alton Towers will have a problem for 'false advertising'
 
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Tue May 28, 2013 12:21 pm

In no way are they false advertising!

All it say's is book now. At now point during the advert does it say open now or give a date
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Tue May 28, 2013 12:32 pm

I know this is changing the topic about the false advertising but don't cha think that the advert they put on YouTube with the Lights Etc would be a really good advert to play in cinemas. Just imagining how epic that would be. Only thought of this because I just played the video through my Bose speakers and it was rather good  :D :D :D
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Tue May 28, 2013 2:13 pm

Don't cha wish your boyfriend was hot like me, Don't cha!
Couldn't resist  ;)
Great idea though!
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Tue May 28, 2013 6:17 pm

Maybe it might appear on watchdog ;)
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Tue May 28, 2013 6:40 pm

Just a recent news article I came across HERE

Apparently there are '16 dizzying upside down moments'... and there is no mention of the ride being late, just that it's set to open in the next few weeks... Not the best article, I must say.
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Tue May 28, 2013 9:31 pm

lewis97 wrote:
Just a recent news article I came across HERE

Apparently there are '16 dizzying upside down moments'... and there is no mention of the ride being late, just that it's set to open in the next few weeks... Not the best article, I must say.


Not sure whether I am over thinking things, but that article says 16 upside down moments.  I thought the coaster was only being marketed as having 14 inversions.  :roll:

EDIT: Or is it just the article being inaccurate?
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Tue May 28, 2013 9:45 pm

brick60000 wrote:
lewis97 wrote:
Just a recent news article I came across HERE

Apparently there are '16 dizzying upside down moments'... and there is no mention of the ride being late, just that it's set to open in the next few weeks... Not the best article, I must say.


Not sure whether I am over thinking things, but that article says 16 upside down moments.  I thought the coaster was only being marketed as having 14 inversions.  :roll:

EDIT: Or is it just the article being inaccurate?


As I highlighted, the article is incorrect. There are only 14 inversions.
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Tue May 28, 2013 10:05 pm

lewis97 wrote:
brick60000 wrote:
lewis97 wrote:
Just a recent news article I came across HERE

Apparently there are '16 dizzying upside down moments'... and there is no mention of the ride being late, just that it's set to open in the next few weeks... Not the best article, I must say.


Not sure whether I am over thinking things, but that article says 16 upside down moments.  I thought the coaster was only being marketed as having 14 inversions.  :roll:

EDIT: Or is it just the article being inaccurate?


As I highlighted, the article is incorrect. There are only 14 inversions.


Ok.  However, I know this is probably the wrong topic as it is speculation, but could this be a slight leak of information regarding a potential secret element?
 
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Tue May 28, 2013 10:10 pm

Tbh, I doubt it. We've seen the POV and there is nowhere where another 2 inversions can go. :-k
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Tue May 28, 2013 10:21 pm

arsenalfan-1 wrote:
Tbh, I doubt it. We've seen the POV and there is nowhere where another 2 inversions can go. :-k


That and the fact that's it a really bad article from some previously unheard of source!
16 upside down moments! That's even worse than 14 looping!  :roll:
Jeez it's a website that says that it's a place you can find up to date news on the print industry, not rollercoasters!
Anyone who believes that an absolute mug!  ;)
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Tue May 28, 2013 10:23 pm

arsenalfan-1 wrote:
Tbh, I doubt it. We've seen the POV and there is nowhere where another 2 inversions can go. :-k


Fair point, though one can always hope  :D 

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