25 April 2008

Jeff Knoll and Fans Reach Goal ~ Variety Ad Complete

Edit - Thanks to Gwen over at JKI, for the correction to this information, this is a Campaign soley run by Jeff Knoll not by JKI.

The Sell Jericho Ad Campaign a Success!
From BringJerichoBack.com:

Jericho Needs to be Saved
and it's FOR SALE!

If you have arrived here it is likely you have seen one of our full-page paid advertisements in the Friday, April 25th, 2008 edition of Daily Variety or their electronic newsletter, or perhaps in the Monday, April 28th edition of The Hollywood Reporter!

We, the fans of the television series “Jericho," are loyal to the point of spending over $11,000 of our own money to make our point to the television industry and particularly to the principals of television networks considering purchasing this program."Jericho" has sparked not one, but two massive fan campaigns to restore our beloved television show. We want potential buyers to know that over six millions fans are prepared to bring eyes to screens for your advertisers. It is a good business decision. "Jericho" can be the anchor to your prime time line-up for years to come.

So, as of yesterday the advertisements were a complete success, and according to Jeff Knoll ran in Variety today, and will be in the Hollywood Reporter on Monday. He also posted ( see link here) his electronic version of Variety he gets so you can check it out there as well as buy a hard copy.

While I did not agree with spending that amount of money on an advertisement when the money would have been better served and would have made (in my opinion) a much bigger splash if it had been spent on humanitarian efforts in Jericho's name ( such as what the Moonlight Fans are doing with the Blood Drives), I am very much in awe of how fast the Jericho Fans moved to get this effort completed. And in the end, any campaign that brings Jericho and its fans to light in such a way is a good campaign.

As usual, the Fans moved their fannies to the tune and got the job done. Seems we have the most well oiled machine in history.

The artwork for this advertisement was done by Jericho Fan DangRabbit who if memory serves was a huge contributor to the first campaign as well.
So, congratulations Jericho Fans on yet another wonderful campaign. CBS really should have considered the immense fan base that is so full of awesome talent as a valuable commodity, instead of throwing us away so easily.

Seems another net will be gaining this inspiring group of fans instead.


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