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FrysGIRL

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« on: 01-26-2003 21:01 »

So, there I was listening to the radio. Then all of a sudden I hear a familiar voice along with a familiar quote. "How can you convince people to drink something that comes from you behind?" - Leela

Turns out that CN is also advertising for Futurama on the radio. Nice to know that they are trying.
Guy

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« Reply #1 on: 01-27-2003 13:34 »

Apparently, radio is a better form of advertising than TV. This is great news!
BNLbum

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« Reply #2 on: 01-27-2003 14:25 »

Slightly related: My local radio channel, 93.3: The Adventure, often uses Futurama quotes in advertisments for their own channel. Bender saying, "Set a course for adventure" and Fry saying "Crank up the radio!" have both been used.
Archie2K

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« Reply #3 on: 01-27-2003 14:30 »

Our radio stations suck. All we get is "From Reading to Heathrow, we'll take you there, Rail Air"
CyberKnight

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« Reply #4 on: 01-27-2003 14:33 »

Aha - a fellow Reading inhabitant! Is it just me, or does the radio reception in Reading stink?
blahness

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« Reply #5 on: 01-27-2003 15:55 »

i heard the radio ad for the first week of the cn futurama... they had a quote from each episode that week... was really neat i mentioned it in a different thread about cn futurama promotions
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #6 on: 01-28-2003 00:49 »

I was truly gladdened when I saw a full page ad for Futurama (Cartoon Network paid for the ad) in Rolling Stone magazine.  big grin
Carbito

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« Reply #7 on: 01-28-2003 04:24 »

It is really good to see that CN is trying to get fans. That is what Fox should have done!
Kryten

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« Reply #8 on: 01-28-2003 13:34 »

But then... someone may have WATCHED the show! You can see the bind they're in.
aghman

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« Reply #9 on: 01-28-2003 15:10 »

I've also heard the radio ads in Washington DC. I love it!
Bakntime

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« Reply #10 on: 01-28-2003 17:48 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
But then... someone may have WATCHED the show! You can see the bind they're in.


  laff

WTF, you know?  Either last night or the night before I saw Futurama ads on CNN immediately followed by one on TNT as I was flipping through the channels.  Cartoon network is really going all-out with this.  Let's hope that they get a decent return on their investment with this!

(And that the FOX "network" folds, and Rupert Bird-ox ends up flipping burgers @ your local Burger King)
SQFreak

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« Reply #11 on: 01-28-2003 19:55 »

Both CNN and TNT are Turner Broadcasting stations, as in Cartoon Network. It's probably free advertising for them.

"I'm a thing!" -Bender, in "A Fishful of Dollars"

"Watching television shows doesn't create psycho killers; cancelling TV shows does!" --Scary Movie
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« Reply #12 on: 01-29-2003 08:33 »

No, it's not "free". They pay by not having other paid ads on there. Especially on CNN, advert air time costs heaps.

Bakntime

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« Reply #13 on: 01-29-2003 16:21 »

 
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Originally posted by [-mArc-]:
No, it's not "free". They pay by not having other paid ads on there. Especially on CNN, advert air time costs heaps.


Right- it's not like it "costs" them directly, but they don't get the money from the advertiser that would be using that slot. 

CNN, TBS, TNT, CNN-Headline News, Turner Classic Movies, Turner South (Georgia-area), and Cartoon Network are all Time-Warner owned, and there could be more that I'm forgetting...

SQFreak

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« Reply #14 on: 01-29-2003 17:30 »

Turner South is also carried here in North Carolina.

What I mean is that it probably doesn't come out of CN's advertising budget to be able to put that ad on. It comes out of Turner Broadcasting's overly massive budget, so it's not like it's going to make that much difference.

Nice for Futurama and not bad for CNN/Turner Broadcasting.
Carbito

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« Reply #15 on: 01-30-2003 01:30 »

Did Fox EVER do any advertising for Futurama?
Nurdbot

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« Reply #16 on: 01-30-2003 03:00 »

This is FOX your talking about.
Zed 85

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« Reply #17 on: 01-30-2003 03:41 »

This is cool  big grin It's a good sign.  smile

I also remember perhaps a year back my local commercial radio station (Broadland) used a Futurama quote in one of their shows. It was the ship launch sequence from Bendless Love.  big grin
Impossible

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« Reply #18 on: 01-31-2003 14:15 »

My local radio station (Orchard) did that as well. They always used to use the Professor saying "I have an announcement to make, so anyone with a weak heart should leave now.."  big grin
DBCrader

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« Reply #19 on: 02-03-2003 14:30 »

    And how nice is it to FINALLY hear the end titles, as well as see the end credits???  I don't know about this in Britain, but here in the states, they squeeze the credits to the size of a postage stamp, and run endless promos for their other crap over the music...

    And, is it just me, or does FUTURAMA actually LOOK better on CN???  Seems sharper and clearer to me...
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