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    Default VH's method of promotion

    Do you prefer this current method of promotion (reaching out to the fan-operated Web sites) over the more traditional methods (press interviews, news conference, radio/print ads)? I think it's a pretty original way of promoting an album/tour!

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    Its certainly original for Van Halen.

    It's probably par for the course for most other bands. I wouldn't know, this is the only band I follow regularly.

    I LIKE IT ANYWAY.


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    I assume that the traditional methods will begin after tomorrow. In the meantime, these little snippets for their fans are a great treat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menlow View Post
    I assume that the traditional methods will begin after tomorrow. In the meantime, these little snippets for their fans are a great treat.
    I agree Menlow.

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    I like what they are doing with the PR!!
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    Totally agree! This is the modus operandi for the 21st Century. Embrace electronic and social media...

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    I wonder if they will be selling the new album through iTunes?

    Typically iTunes will show when new albums are coming (like preorders)....strange there is no mention of it.

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    They got smart! Way to go VH, you're on the right track.
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    The band promoting themselves on the internet is the way to go.
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    The internet buzz is definitely important and a good move. Aside from whatever it took to record the video and cut it into several "commercials", this approach is pretty much free advertising. Get a buzz going and follow it up with a good, paid, PR campaign and it should go very well for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Timmy View Post
    They got smart! Way to go VH, you're on the right track.

    See what Tim did there?


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    To answer the question posed - yes, this method is fantastic. In fact it's what VH has been chastised for not doing the last few years. In their defense, they haven't had anything to promote, but it's good to see that they are going the right route now that they do. It's not only the current medium, but I think it makes the fans feel directly involved and spoken to...something else they've been found to be at fault over. Same explanation applies, of course.

    I'd also like to add that from the "holy shit" department, the originator of this thread is the younger brother of my first serious girlfriend (5150 was freshly out at the time), and I had no idea that he was a member here until we figured it out over conversation on Facebook. Turns out he had joined way back when I was modding. Strange things afoot at the Circle K.

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    I'm enjoying this and all, but after the tour, I'm afraid they will go back into their cave. I hope they prove me wrong though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Timmy View Post
    They got smart! Way to go VH, you're on the right track.
    Agreed. I was bitching about them up to last week for not using the social media the right way.

    They are doing all the right things in the last week. And as someone else mentioned the regular media coverage begins tomorrow. Happy VH days are here again
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    I'm sure VH will get a ton of press from traditional media in the next few weeks/months.

 

 

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