So while I had friends over watching the Magic beat the Cavs in the Eastern Conference Finals we came up with an idea. It may be an alcohol induced idea, but some rather brilliant ideas have been formed while under the influence. Of course some rather bad ideas have been formed while under the influence as well.
We were talking about how the whole #savereaper campaign appears it may work. A lot of people will keep their jobs and the CW may take a small PR hit if the show is successful. When you consider the #savechuck campaign also worked it’s a good year for internet campaigns and TV series. So the idea is:
What if we did a campaign to save a Network? #savethecw for instance. The network is on the verge of cancellation and it’s being lead by Dawn Ostroff who has stubbornly decided the Network shouldn’t take scraps from other networks (even shows watched by over 10 million people!) and should focus entirely on the 18-34 female demographic. The problem the CW doesn’t have one hit at all for that demo. The CW PR department may get you to think otherwise but the product on the CW isn’t even as watched as similarly aimed shows on ABC FAMILY, DISNEY, etc.
So we campaign for firing Ostroff. I know it sounds crazy. However we were reminded of sports. When a team whether it be college or professional is being run poorly the fans generally start “FireCoachX.com,” sites, sell t-shirts, you name it. The number of coaches who survive “FireX.com,” sites are few and far between. When the fans get going they generally get heard. Of course it’s egg on the face of the management (be it a professional team or school) but it gets the job done more often than not.
When you save a show it saves a lot of jobs. Think about saving a network. Think of all the jobs you’d save. Think of all the shows they themselves air. We’re talking about a really good thing here. Karma would love us.
So how about #savethecw and #firedawnostroff campaigns?