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VUDU Freeway Billboard !

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    VUDU Freeway Billboard !

    Let me preface this by saying I couldn't get a photo while driving at speed.

    I have to say I can't ever remember Vudu paying for traditional advertising; but I'm sure they've been in magazines or something.

    It was really funny to be driving down the freeway in Los Angeles and see a massive billboard for Vudu. It's one of the last things I would even expect on a freeway billboard.

    The question now is are they doing it to drum up more business to try and stay in business, or are they just trying to get exposure to make them worth more for sale.

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    I think Walmart finally decided to invest more into the company, which is exactly what they should have done ever since they acquired it. I don't understand how they could be so inept to believe that they could keep Vudu successful all while advertisement for this service is virtually non-existent. No television ads. No easy-to-remember slogan. Nothing! Their "word of mouth" marketing strategy - the same one that they have relied on for years - is exactly why they're in this predicament to begin with. It shouldn't be the consumer's responsibility to get the brand's name out there to the general public. Otherwise we waste the majority of our time educating people what Vudu is instead of why they should invest their time and money in the service.

    Customers should be viewed as a means to consolidating a brand, not establishing one.

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      #3
      Originally posted by jeremymc7 View Post
      The question now is are they doing it to drum up more business to try and stay in business, or are they just trying to get exposure to make them worth more for sale.
      Yes, you have to wonder who the audience was. If the billboard is only in L.A. and not part of a nationwide campaign, I'd guess the real audience is the studios or Hollywood creatives or a potential buyer.

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        #4
        Originally posted by bestquality View Post

        Yes, you have to wonder who the audience was. If the billboard is only in L.A. and not part of a nationwide campaign, I'd guess the real audience is the studios or Hollywood creatives or a potential buyer.
        I recall ages and ages ago at Christmas they did some network TV advertising, but it was over 5 or 6 years ago, perhaps longer. I was rather happy to see the ad, as well as amused since they do not typically advertise....

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          #5
          Originally posted by bestquality View Post

          Yes, you have to wonder who the audience was. If the billboard is only in L.A. and not part of a nationwide campaign, I'd guess the real audience is the studios or Hollywood creatives or a potential buyer.
          Not likely given the area it was in. Not where near industry office and not on the way home for most of them either. Let's say less than desirable area, and not a freeway people who live in the industry use to get to their homes, even in they live outside of Los Angeles in the surround posh areas.

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            #6
            Cheap and ineffective advertising (billboard in undesirable area) doesn't sound like they're making much of an investment. Of course maybe there will be more as we get into the holidays.

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              #7
              Was it a For Sale sign?

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                #8
                I guess more and more of these are starting to crop up. I just saw one while driving down Fair Oaks Ave in Old Town Pasadena.

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                  #9
                  Saw this at a Glendale bus stop today (see next post). The ads are peddling the free content. Which IMO is a smart move for them. Word on the street is transnational VOD is not living up to studio expectations and the space is too crowded.

                  Hence why it seems every studio is moving into Subscription VOD. But not all of them will survive. Or at least they won't sustain a high level of success. Once people have their subs budget filled by Netflix, and something like the Disney +/ESPN/Hulu bundle , that will be where they draw the line for pay.

                  BUT thats where Vudus angle will come in. Many will enjoy free ad supported VOD similar to classic free TV. And a few companies can carve up a nice niche there. Vudu has great initial position , plus the transactional side which can bolster each other over time.

                  Issue is a grip of people (present company being the exception of course) have no clue what Vudu is. That's where the billboards and ads can help - and the word FREE is the incentive.

                  Hope it works for them.

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                    vudu-ad.jpg

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                      #11
                      This type of advertisement should help. Television ads are where they need to go. I can't go a day without seeing a commercial pushing Amazon's Jack Ryan series. Sadly Vudu's Mr. Mom is not going to create any form of hype.

                      If they are serious about creating exclusive content that people would want in conjunction with MGM's properties, I don't know why they didn't go with Robocop. Much bigger name recognition.

                      Another MGM property that would be an awesome & inexpensive series would be "The Domestics". I'm sure the 2 principle leads would be in for it. They could spool it out in a format similar to The Walking Dead, with focus on the gangs as antagonists instead of the tired zombie genre. Good writing would make for a sure hit.

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                        #12
                        The very definition of too little, too late.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by vudu4u2 View Post
                          The very definition of too little, too late.
                          Better late than never.

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