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"Business of the week" items

Post by T on Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:44 pm

Anyone know if the local merchants featured on The Rumford Reporter "Business of the Week, Local Businesses" section actively seek The Rumford Reporter's endorsement, or are they simply innocent bystanders?

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Post by Timeout on Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:53 pm

T, darling, marketing is all about illusion...one must make it appear that one has sponsors. Creating a buzz is a great marketing tool...For instance, "Did you hear that Joe's Smoke Shop advertises on TRR? They do? Oh, I'll have to get on there too!" I'll leave the rest of the marketing analysis to Phil - he's the sales expert.

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Post by dr on Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:58 pm

Well, for instance: She has "Stella's Boutique" as a business of the week. I think they are no longer. The "Patriot Painting" photo is a picture of her yard, not Patriot Painting's. I think she is as self-serving as ever in her business of the week features, but that's only my opinion.

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Post by T on Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:02 pm

I realize (or at least hope) these merchants are not sponsoring The Rumford Reporter.

I would boycott them if they were.

I was wondering if they are part of her "clique" or if they are not aware they are featured on her website.

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Post by dr on Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:05 pm

My guess is that many are unaware thet she features them. I think I'll check it out.

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Post by Timeout on Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:02 pm

T, let's get practical, from the looks of it we would have to boycott the whole town...plus, if they have any business brains at all, they aren't going to turn down free advertising. There has to be a percentage, probably fairly large, that really doesn't give a darn what TRR thinks or says and is going to buy their pizza or have their hair done wherever they want, irregardless. I'm not going to let them impact my behavior...too much power for them. I'm stamping my foot on this one...lol geek

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Post by Timeout on Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:18 pm

Marketing experts in this area should be pretty well aware that the best form of advertising in Rumford is word of mouth. It's not likely that advertisements on TRR's web page are going to be a draw for out of town visitors.


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Post by xmashen on Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:19 pm

Seriously, i don't think that any of those businesses actually paid her. Remember, she's first and foremost a JOURNALIST, not a MADMEN Ad exectutive. She's simply promoting places she doesn't get bodily thrown out of.

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Post by Timeout on Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:20 pm

I think most of the shots were taken from the sidewalk so how can you say that for certain?

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Post by xmashen on Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:23 pm

well, maybe she took the pics lying down on the sidewalk after being tossed out with a " AND NEVER COME BACK!" thrown in for good measure.

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Post by xmashen on Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:29 pm

Perhaps we should change the title of this thread to " NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS of the week"? She's promoting closed businesses, but that actually is pretty perfect.

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Post by Timeout on Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:33 pm

Lol....

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Post by T on Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:00 pm

Timeout wrote:T, let's get practical, from the looks of it we would have to boycott the whole town
I've been part of a group that has done that (not in Rumford). If the unions of the River Valley were to work together, a boycott could be very effective.

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Post by Dave on Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:42 am

Any publicity is good publicity. Particularly if its free.

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