Friday, March 12, 2010
Mail a ton of postcards on specific days to the people who were involved in this decision. Those people are:
Mr. Brian Scott Frons
Disney-ABC Television Group
Ms. Anne Sweeney
Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks
President, Disney-ABC Television Group
Mr. Frank Valentini
Executive Producer, One Life to Live
Mr. Ron Carlivati
Head Writer, One Life to Live
We'll also hit the soap mags. If anyone has any other suggestions for people to contact, let us know!
The postcards can be found HERE and HERE and HERE.
If there's something specific you want, please let us know and we'll make it for you! If anyone wants to chip in their own graphics, go for it! Just crop it to the standard 6x4 inch postcard size. If it's easier for you to write a letter, or send a postcard from your hometown, or whatever, do that. It's most important just to write, write, write.
To send these, just print onto cardstock or other stiff paper, stamp, and mail. They should print out at 6x4 inches, perfect postcard size, but let us know if they don't.
Use the USPS postcard service. Upload any photo, tell them who you want it sent to, and they'll send it out the next business day. Best of all, your first postcard is FREE! And each postcard after that is only $1.25.
1. Be respectful. I know we're all upset, but try not to name call, swear, etc. If there is a chance to save the guys, we don't want to anger the people who have control over that.
2. End your message with your first name, age, and where you live. Especially if you're a woman 18-49, because that's the big soap demo. The "mainstream" demo.
3. If you'd like to let them know you're part of the campaign, just write "Don't Put Kish in the Closet" somewhere on your card.
Honestly, we're conflicted. Do we even want the guys to go back to a show that dismissed them so horribly? But we're sticking with the "Don't Put Kish in the Closet" theme. Even if it doesn't get the guys back, it gets across how upset we are about the de-gaying of Llanview, and hopefully gives TPTB a hint about just how damn awful their decision was. Handwritten and mailed items carry more weight because they take more time to create, and we want TPTB to see how serious we are about this. But of course, keep up the emails and phone calls. Bombard them!
Comments, critiques, suggestions, questions, everything welcome! We've never done this before, and we want it to be as effective as possible. Thanks for your patience as we figure it all out. So glad we're all passionate about doing something.
Posted by smuch at 4:09 AM