Blog leveraging

From time to time, I’ve seen responses to this blog that look suspiciously liked canned messages from someone looking to use the blogosphere to promote their show. Now, it seems they’re being more honest about reaching out for blog support. Presumably in response to
my review of The Black Donnellys, I received this email:

Hello Nat,

I came across your blog while reading up on NBC’s new show “The Black Donnellys” and noticed you are a fan. With less than a week to its’ premiere, NBC has created an ad-free extended preview where you can view the show’s trailer, star bios, and tons of cast photos. If you would like to view the pilot online let me know and I can provide you with the link.

I’ve created a link that you can use directly on your blog to connect your readers with the show. It’s already customized in html so all you would have to do is cut and paste where you want the link to appear.

Cut and paste the code below:

The Black Donnellys Preview

The show has generated a lot of excitement: early reviewers have found the relationship between the four brothers in this Irish family very moving, promising to offer a compelling plot full of twists and surprises. The show is very reminiscent to a younger version of HBO’s hit show “Sopranos” with a camaraderie similar to the guys from HBO’s “Entourage.”

The show was written and produced by Bobby Moresco and Paul Haggis, the award-winning team behind “Crash” and “Million Dolllar Baby”. The story was inspired by Bobby Moresco’s experiences growing up in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. The cast includes: Jonathan Tucker (“Virgin Suicides”, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”), Billy Lush (“Huff”), Olivia Wilde (“The O.C.”, “Alpha Dogs”), and Kirk Acevedo (“Law & Order”, “Oz”.)

The show premieres next Monday, February 26 on NBC at 10 pm EST.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give me a call or shoot an email.

Thanks,

Vicky Ayala

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On Behalf of NBC

Nice of them to at least put my name in it, although it’s clear that if they’ve sunk to contacting li’l ol’ me, it’s not a sign of my statute… it’s a sign of how easy it is to contact everyone who even mentions their show (and then to treat them all as fans even when the review was as tepid as mine was!)

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