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Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 10:26 am
by Kirsty25
mace464 wrote:
Any news on press day? Was meant to be 17th was it not?

yes. It is supposed to be today, no doubt we will get news of it as the day goes on...

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 12:37 pm
by fishdalf
I'll still be able to use a two-for-one voucher on May 23rd won't I? I have my free tickets all set for the opening, but am supposed to be taking my sister and brother-in-law along with us using a two-for-one.

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 2:46 pm
by A
What was the 4 clues on the videos?

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 3:22 pm
by Forza_Dan24
A wrote:
What was the 4 clues on the videos?

DO NOT RESIST - video 1, framed on the wall in Miles' house.
IT'S TIME 2 - video 2, on the label of the tape that they watch.
GET CORRECTED - video 3, written on the wall behind Miles
SMILE - video 4, on screen in the bedroom

:moj

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 3:43 pm
by Aidan Lowe
mace464 wrote:
Any news on press day? Was meant to be 17th?


It definitely is this evening. Found these two tweets from someone who works at towers:

In The Smiler building preparing for the press night.

We are going to clean The Smiler... I will literally take any work I can get!


And some journalist:

So we're at Alton Towers waiting to be the 1st to go on The Smiler tonight. And I'm going to politely decline, thanks.  #wimp

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 4:30 pm
by LCFCjames
Is tonight's press event literally just for the press to ride the coaster and write a new report? Or are we expecting any more information to be released regarding the ride? If indeed there is anymore information to be announced. 8)

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 4:34 pm
by Andzdrew
There has got to be something new coming out today... We've had press shows and rides all week, why do they need a big press announcement now, unless they have something new to add?

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 4:35 pm
by Richardio123
Andzdrew wrote:
There has got to be something new coming out today... We've had press shows and rides all week, why do they need a big press announcement now, unless they have something new to add?


Its not an announcement its just a big event because it is finally complete it's so the press can get images and more information about the ride :)

Edit: A media event is an event or activity that exists for the sole purpose of media publicity.

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 4:44 pm
by Andzdrew
Richardio123 wrote:
Andzdrew wrote:
There has got to be something new coming out today... We've had press shows and rides all week, why do they need a big press announcement now, unless they have something new to add?


Its not an announcement its just a big event because it is finally complete it's so the press can get images and more information about the ride :)


They've been showing us images and info and povs all week, what's so special about today that they can call everyone back, if they have nothing to add? Daytime tv has covered it, including blue peter, it's had a full page spread in almost every national newspaper... It's been ridden and reported about by everyone from a weather girl to radio presenters, and yet after all this, they're calling a press event... To announce what? "come and take some more photos - we've mopped the station floor"

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 4:48 pm
by Richardio123
Andzdrew wrote:
Richardio123 wrote:
Andzdrew wrote:
There has got to be something new coming out today... We've had press shows and rides all week, why do they need a big press announcement now, unless they have something new to add?


Its not an announcement its just a big event because it is finally complete it's so the press can get images and more information about the ride :)


They've been showing us images and info and povs all week, what's so special about today that they can call everyone back, if they have nothing to add? Daytime tv has covered it, including blue peter, it's had a full page spread in almost every national newspaper... It's been ridden and reported about by everyone from a weather girl to radio presenters, and yet after all this, they're calling a press event... To announce what? "come and take some more photos - we've mopped the station floor"


Precisely they do exactly the same for all their rides :)

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 4:55 pm
by Andzdrew
Well if they have nothing new to add then I can't see any of the media that have already done coverage will bother coming back, that's all

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 4:57 pm
by Richardio123
Andzdrew wrote:
Well if they have nothing new to add then I can't see any of the media that have already done coverage will bother coming back, that's all


BBC haven't done any coverage yet :) so thats a large section and most national newspapers and local

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 5:05 pm
by Krazycoaster
If they are using projection mapping, i'd love to see them set it up in the room for the press event, it'd be like the end of Video 2 where Miles is laughing at the patterns on the wall  :D

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 5:24 pm
by Aidan Lowe
Quote from AT, it annoys me people from TOWIE go on it before me..

Alton Towers Twitter wrote:
We're here at #TheSmiler VIP Media Launch tonight - stay tuned as we'll be tweeting photos and info throughout the night! #GetCorrected

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 9:05 pm
by Benji
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A look inside the press party!

[Alton towers twitter]

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 9:13 pm
by Forza_Dan24
Benji wrote:
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A look inside the press party!

[Alton towers twitter]


Those banners are cool, especially the big one, I want them! :shock:

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 9:15 pm
by hursty
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LivE @Livvie_2011
The loons from the @altontowers sanctuary are having an awesome time though... #thesmiler


Update
Gangnam style at the Laughter Party @altontowers
https://vine.co/v/bEFb9D5MIv5


Update II
https://vine.co/v/bEFeliEDjPY

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 11:59 pm
by Phild94
Ive got to congratulate them on the marketing within the last week.... So many papers have had articles..... And I have been approached more than once saying that people understand what I was talking about when I said it looked fantastic XD

I have been trying for so long to get people to have a look then within the last week it seems everyone thinks they know everything XD

Congratulations :D

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 12:02 am
by TheOutpatient
is that in the towers?
what a good place to have a party - jelous. :(

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 12:20 am
by Aidan Lowe
TheOutpatient wrote:
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.
Source: TowersStreet

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