Thursday, May 10, 2007

My response to a terrible marketing exercise

Your offer of a $50 voucher for 1.5 hours is insulting!
In addition, making it seem like Seduce is doing the customers a favour and seeming to offer them an exclusive is a further insult to their intelligence!
Shame on you marketing people!

ps. The correct spelling is: Definitely.

Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 02:05:56 +0000

Seduce Black

Hi Deb

It's that time again and Seduce are inviting the first 40 SeduceBlack members who respond to this email to attend an exclusive focus group and receive a $50 gift voucher.
We are offering you the chance to attend a 1.5 hour session to view the new Seduce Spring/Summer 2007 collection and tell us exactly what you think of our new range!
Monday 14th May 2007: 6 - 7.30pm (18-21YRS)

8 - 9.30pm (22-25YRS)
Wednesday 16th May 2007: 6 - 7.30pm (26-30YRS)

8 - 9.30pm (31+YRS)

Where: Seduce Head Office, St Peters
To be considered, all you need to do is reply to this email and tell us:
  • Your name
  • Your age
  • The suburb where you live
  • The Seduce store where you most often shop
  • Your mobile telephone number
Have your say and contribute to the ongoing success of Seduce, and receive a $50 gift voucher on the night as a thank you!
Only the first 40 replies can be considered, so REPLY NOW!
We will call you shortly to let you know if you have been chosen.
Please confirm only if you can definately make it next week.
PLEASE NOTE: You must receive an email invitation to attend and you will be required to bring a print out of your invitation on the night.
We look forward to hearing back from you!
The SeduceBlack Team

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Monday, May 07, 2007

The art of pranking

Whoever is pranking me between 1am and 2am (any night of the week), or 6am (usually on a Sunday morning)- please do it some more.

I'd like to chat.

And you liked it last night, didn't you? I asked you how you were, you said fine and then you had no more material and YOU hung up on ME!

It's time to get creative, show me what you got.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

It's not like it's the Logies, it's just the MTV awards!

This was my perception at the beginning of the night (Which is kind of ironic because I think the Logies are bigger than a joke).

I went from no ticket at 1pm the day of the awards, to ticket in grandstand, to MTV corporate suite to after party travlling by booze bus. And I mean booze bus!


The story unfolds as such:
I wasn't going to the AVMAs at all. I had no tickets, nada. And when a friend called to say he had a ticket for me, I was definitely happy. Although as it dawned on me, no after party ticket is a bit shite. Everyone knows award ceremonies are as boring as piss. What's the point in getting dressed to go home again?

So- I didn't want to go anymore. I tried calling a couple of people for theirs, but in the end I had to go to the AVMAs. I only needed to go to freaking homebush to pick up a spare after party ticket.

However, after a couple of drinks, Eb spilt me into a taxi and we went to homebush.
My seats were pretty good, I saw Pink, see:
And Fergie Ferg and I don't know, some other shit people. And it was getting mighty boring.

Apparently these people were flown to Sydney from my work's Hong Kong office. They were sitting in the MTV office. We made it our mission and theirs to get us to the Corporate MTV suite.
Of course we ran in to the usual anal lift security people who can't take you anywhere without the correct documentation. But we managed to overcome that hurdle with the flash of a bullshit business card.
The suite
This was like Havana. I do not know the rest of what happened in the award show. I proceeded to drink drink after drink (it sucks when a noun is also a verb of the same action).
We had photos, we ran around, we ate. It was fun.
The only thing I did see/hear was Nicole Ritchie mispronouncing Shannon Noll's name. Boy, it was great.

When we left the AVMAs we got the booze bus. MTV hired 10 buses to take people to the after party. Every seat had a bottle of Jaeger on it. I took 4. Then booze hags were going around passing out more drinks. It's a long drive from Homebush back to the city!

When we got to the after party it was MASSIVELY crowded. The person who was collecting tickets just dumped them in this massive bin. I reached in and took out a handful, called up a couple of my closest friends at midnight to see if they would get out of bed and come. They were pansies and didn't.

We couldn't move.
And all I really wanted to was get in the gold area where all the VIPs were.
That didn't work, and it was so packed we left. As we were going they shut the doors for entry.

We got in a cab and left. Our cab driver was such a star fucker. He wanted 2 of our after party tickets. If we gave them to him he would give us a free cab ride. Signed, sealed, delivered baby. You can for sure have 2 worthless pieces of paper.

The whole night got me thinking about celebrity. I don't know why I wanted to go to VIP areas, celebrities are just people with massive insecurities. Maybe I just want all the plebs looking on in envy. That's really the only benefit out of the whole thing....

Well, whatever it was fun. Suite and booze bus were definitely the funnest.