2012 Black Friday: A Year for the Record Books

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2012 Black Friday: A Year for the Record Books

Postby cmac1337 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:30 pm

For those that follow myself/my group from Alabama, we did some big stuff this year for Black Friday.

I'm going to post all of our media attention and recognition that we managed to get and hopefully upload a few pics of our camp that we took and the media got.

First, videos from CBS 42:
Link to story: http://www.cbs42.com/mostpopular/story/ ... qJ8Fw.cspx

Video: http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/ ... &windows=1


Link to story: http://www.cbs42.com/content/localnews/ ... P8-8w.cspx

Video: http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/ ... &windows=1


Link to story: http://www.cbs42.com/content/localnews/ ... 582SQ.cspx

Video: http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/ ... &windows=1



Aight, now on to ABC 33/40 coverage:
Link to story: http://www.abc3340.com/story/20152747/s ... =printable

(Videos are removed from their site it seems, I'll try to get in touch with Marissa Mitchell, the reporter that)



Birmingham News Video and 1st Report:

Link to story:http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/11/shoppers_already_in_line_for_b.html

http://video-embed.al.com/services/play ... 0JT6q8Hm3e


Second Birmingham News Report (This one ended up Front Page on Friday):


Link to Story: http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/11/bla ... m_exc.html

(Side note, please note that Birmingham News actually inserted a true link to bfads.net :D

Front Page of the News:
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Finally, Fox 6 coverage [we aren't happy with Fox...they didn't do the story the way we had asked and pushed their own agenda...I guess "fair and balanced" isn't applicable in every story]:

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/20145262/s ... iday-deals

This same story was ran in Kansas City and


Additional Stuff:

CBS Gave us a camera that we were allowed to have all week while we were there, so we made a ton of videos that can be seen here:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL ... WoszurbsfX


Goofy Video of Us doing the Cupid Shuffle in Line at Best Buy a few hours before they pass out tickets:
http://www.facebook.com/v/4912826818308

Photo of "home" for about 4 days:
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Photo of us watching Movies on the Best Buy wall at night:
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Photo of one of our giveaway shirts, wristbands, and our cornhole boards:
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Good photo of our entire camp:
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Summary:

Aight, I think I found everything that was relatively important or interesting. Lol. I'm sure there's more stuff floating around, but this is what I could gather in the half hour that I had available right now. Black Friday 2012 was absolutely amazing. Special Thanks to Michael and the BFAds staff for providing, still, the best website for Black Friday needs and essentials. We never did an interview without mentioning you guys (granted, in most of the videos, they edit that out...but when CBS and Fox went live, they had no choice but to air it ;] so we definitely did our part to get the word out).



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Postby lovebf » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:42 am

I am so glad to have found this!! I wondered what happened to you last year. So glad you guys are still at it. Hope this year goes amazing. I can't wait to see your stuff. You know I am your biggest fan :D
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Postby cmac1337 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:33 pm

Bumping this so that people can just get a taste of how some of the BF people go.

:) We're getting stuff ready to go even BIGGER this year.

:mrgreen:
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Re: 2012 Black Friday: A Year for the Record Books

Postby lwmjr » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:42 pm

That's pretty cool
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Postby raymacfla » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:45 pm

I have enjoyed talking to you and sharing our group's videos. I have been trying to get a sponsor to at least cover the shirts for this year. I thought it would be time to name our group, so we are now known as the Black Friday Vacationers. This typifies the spirit of what we do while on the line at Best Buy.Image

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Postby cmac1337 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:52 pm

raymacfla wrote:I have enjoyed talking to you and sharing our group's videos. I have been trying to get a sponsor to at least cover the shirts for this year. I thought it would be time to name our group, so we are now known as the Black Friday Vacationers. This typifies the spirit of what we do while on the line at Best Buy.Image


Sponsors are tough. What helps us is connections. We know a lot of people and use our media coverage as leverage to talk people into helping us. We show them the amount of time that we take up, and how much revenue that could give them. It's all advertising basically.
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Re: 2012 Black Friday: A Year for the Record Books

Postby LarandaW » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:42 am

OMG this excites me so I wanna move further south :D

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Postby cmac1337 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:16 pm

LarandaW wrote:OMG this excites me so I wanna move further south :D


Lol you know where we're at. You can't miss us.
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Postby LarandaW » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:08 pm

cmac1337 wrote:
LarandaW wrote:OMG this excites me so I wanna move further south :D


Lol you know where we're at. You can't miss us.



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Postby tinytim35 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:42 am

Wish we had you guys in OKC!!!

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Postby cmac1337 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:31 pm

tinytim35 wrote:Wish we had you guys in OKC!!!



Haha, thanks for the love, man! We're devout BFAds fans and spokespeople. We carry the brand and the tradition of Black Friday well.


One day we might get big enough and branch out to different places.
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Postby raymacfla » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:33 am

Since we last messaged each other, a lot has happened! We have a sign company making the banners and we have our sponsors, with more to follow hopefully next year. I will be sending in a proposal to some stores which are intrigued at the camping concept.

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Postby cmac1337 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:59 am

raymacfla wrote:Since we last messaged each other, a lot has happened! We have a sign company making the banners and we have our sponsors, with more to follow hopefully next year. I will be sending in a proposal to some stores which are intrigued at the camping concept.


Yea, man. I'm telling you, it's really an advertising dream. Tons of attention all week. Do y'all have a name for y'all's group or do you guys just promote BFAds?
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Postby raymacfla » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:56 am

Yes, we are now a named group! Taken from the fact that the core members all take vacation, we are now known as the Black Friday Vacationers. I just received the first banner proof back from the printer. The shirts are into the other printer as well. I had to make vectors for all of the advert logos.
https://www.facebook.com/theblackfridayvacationers

In 2011 our stories went national. i just found one of our videos in Buffalo!http://www.wgrz.com/video/1291054018001/0/Shoppers-Camp-Out-Days-Ahead-of-Black-Friday

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Postby cmac1337 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:27 pm

raymacfla wrote:Yes, we are now a named group! Taken from the fact that the core members all take vacation, we are now known as the Black Friday Vacationers. I just received the first banner proof back from the printer. The shirts are into the other printer as well. I had to make vectors for all of the advert logos.
https://www.facebook.com/theblackfridayvacationers

In 2011 our stories went national. i just found one of our videos in Buffalo!http://www.wgrz.com/video/1291054018001/0/Shoppers-Camp-Out-Days-Ahead-of-Black-Friday


Very cool stuff, man. Congrats! Be sure to check us out on FB as well. Link is in my signature. Once our stuff gets official this year, I'll post all our stuff in a new post in Off Tpopic, but congrats on you guys' progress!
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