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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Sat May 18, 2013 12:23 am

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is that in the towers?


It sure is, it seems even though the ride wasn't functioning the party and free booze is going down well.
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Sat May 18, 2013 10:34 am

As predicted last night's break down has lead to far from raving reviews of the ride in todays media...Daily Mail article
 
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Sat May 18, 2013 10:41 am

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As predicted last night's break down has lead to far from raving reviews of the ride in todays media...Daily Mail article


Oh dear .. this really isn't what Alton Towers deserve! #PrayForSmiler
 
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Sat May 18, 2013 10:45 am

How unlucky that the ride breaks down the day of press release...really not good for reputation. Is it working now?
 
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Sat May 18, 2013 10:57 am

Jeez, the way they're talking, you'd think it fell apart as soon as they turned it on!
 
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Sat May 18, 2013 11:17 am

Absolutely vile the way they have described it. Not nice at all, at the end of the day it is a machine, machines breakdown. It's just very unfortunate :/
 
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Sat May 18, 2013 11:21 am

does any one think the first advert will be on britons got talent :lol:
 
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Sat May 18, 2013 11:24 am

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does any one think the first advert will be on britons got talent :lol:


This is genuinely becoming a weekly thing now
 
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Sat May 18, 2013 11:30 am

Didn't Wardley say adverts were due to start airing this week though. So it's most certainly plausible that we could see the adverts on during BGT which is regarded to most of the public as "prime time television."
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Sat May 18, 2013 11:33 am

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Didn't Wardley say adverts were due to start airing this week though. So it's most certainly plausible that we could see the adverts on during BGT which is regarded to most of the public as "prime time television."


No, he said they would start next week - though lots of people have speculated that he may have meant this weekend! Who knows :P
 
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Sat May 18, 2013 11:38 am

its such a shame that these days headlines come from fake reality tv "stars". Be grateful that youve gone for a FREE party with free booze and such and even been invited to ride, so ungrateful. As for the write up, it seems the media are so quick to report a hype of 'oh look how good it looks but lol it actually doesnt perform and broke down'. When the facts are that there was power issues. its been working fine for weeks and its a new ride in testing...its gonna have mishaps etc! so annoyed :/

I dont think itll have an overall effect, people only need to see that ride to see how good itll be! Just a shame it happened on press release!

Fingers crossed all goes well on opening day!
 
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Sat May 18, 2013 11:47 am

Some people are so snotty, just because they're a 'celebrity' they think they have a right to complain and get their own way! People need to understand that there is always going to be problems that can't be avoided!
 
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Sat May 18, 2013 11:50 am

What do we want? Advert! When do we want it? Now!  :D
 
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Sat May 18, 2013 11:58 am

I don't think we'll see any adverts until next weekend. I'd expect a 'soft opening' on Thursday/Friday with the advertising ramping up after that. It will likely co-incide with Britain's Got Talent live shows, which start the 27th May, but that's also very expensive air time.
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Sat May 18, 2013 12:11 pm

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its such a shame that these days headlines come from fake reality tv "stars". Be grateful that youve gone for a FREE party with free booze and such and even been invited to ride, so ungrateful. As for the write up, it seems the media are so quick to report a hype of 'oh look how good it looks but lol it actually doesnt perform and broke down'. When the facts are that there was power issues. its been working fine for weeks and its a new ride in testing...its gonna have mishaps etc! so annoyed :/

I dont think itll have an overall effect, people only need to see that ride to see how good itll be! Just a shame it happened on press release!

Fingers crossed all goes well on opening day!


I doubt the celebrities feel the same way about riding The Smiler as enthusiasts do and are hardly thinking "Oh I feel so privileged" - you're quite clearly jealous. It would have been a waste of time for them to be there for nothing to happen.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Sat May 18, 2013 12:26 pm

JayJay90 wrote:
its such a shame that these days headlines come from fake reality tv "stars". Be grateful that youve gone for a FREE party with free booze and such and even been invited to ride, so ungrateful. As for the write up, it seems the media are so quick to report a hype of 'oh look how good it looks but lol it actually doesnt perform and broke down'. When the facts are that there was power issues. its been working fine for weeks and its a new ride in testing...its gonna have mishaps etc! so annoyed :/

I dont think itll have an overall effect, people only need to see that ride to see how good itll be! Just a shame it happened on press release!

Fingers crossed all goes well on opening day!


lol funny, but those 2 they quote are actually pretty nice about the whole thing. Jessica Wright: "I feel sorry for Alton Towers"
- and let me tell you: I like a girl with a bit of diplomacy.
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Sat May 18, 2013 12:51 pm

I actually think they were quite toned down for celebrities. Ok so they weren't impressed and couldn't understand why they couldn't ride, but it appears nobody informed them what the fault was and to be fair, if you spent six hours in a car excited to be one of the first to ride The Smiler, and get there and there's a power cut...you can't tell me you wouldn't be disappointed.

All of this is nobodies fault but the press for making it out like the ride is faulty rather than a genuine, unfortunate mistake. You can't blame AT or the celebrities for it.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Sat May 18, 2013 12:54 pm

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Is it working now?


Roodlesnouter is on site and press were scheduled to go on it 10am this morning, it's still not functioning so all press have been sent away. Let's hope it is running again soon.
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Sat May 18, 2013 1:27 pm

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Is it working now?


Roodlesnouter is on site and press were scheduled to go on it 10am this morning, it's still not functioning so all press have been sent away. Let's hope it is running again soon.

Oh dear...to be honest I think if it was fatal Alton would have informed the press on site this morning. I reckon it'll be running by 4-5ish
 
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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Sat May 18, 2013 2:43 pm

Just think of the positives from these horrible reports!
Less people interested, means shorter queues for us :D

On the other hand, the breakdown increases the fear factor!
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