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22 October 2014 @ 08:16 pm
Time to mobilize the troops.  
Friends, Romans, Fl*sters, in light of all the fun and games with the UK not getting Supernatural season 9 on DVD, and yes I know we can import discs but that is not the point. I suggested we start a petiton and included in the responses to the entry was this comment by reggie11

Here is a petition site that has guidleines to help you put a petition together. http://www.ipetitions.com/ There are probably others but this one is usually pretty good.

Now here is where my marketing an PR background can come in handy for something I'm actually interested in ;)

If there is not already a 'Save Supernatural UK' Facebook page, you need to start one. Same goes with Twitter, and tumblr. Attach the link to petition on all of these and start spreading the word and asking everyone you know to repost, reblog, and retweet. Social media is now, by far and away, the fastest and easiest way to get the ball rolling. With email you run the risk of having your service provider block you for spamming.

Once these are set up, find out who among us has a large following/friends lists, or knows of others with large followings/friends lists, and ask them to reblog or retweet. Pretty much everyone involved in fandom would be willing to do that I would think. It's just a quick click and the word starts going viral.

Once the petition is set up, the very first ports of call should be SuperWiki, and WinchesterBros.com. Jules (SuperWiki) is aware that SPN is no longer airing so hopefully if she was asked she would retweet, she's done it before when word first came out about the cancellation. I suggested back then that someone ask her to get Jared to retweet about it and he did. Where most of us could tweet directly to Jared, Jensen and Misha til the cows come home, the likelihood of them seeing the tweet is minimal, they receive thousands daily. Both SuperWiki and WinchesterBros are followed by Jared and TPTB at the CW. If they tweet, it will go to the people involved directly to their inbox.

I'm happy to help any way I can. If you need help putting Facebook, twitter, and tumblr pages together, count me in. This entire situation sucks and could very easily happen here in Australia so I'm behind you 100 percent!

I hadn't even thought of half of this! I've checked on the Save Supernatural in the UK facebook page and it seems there are only 97 likes.  Now another suggestion from andiivalo was to set up a comm on LJ, what do you girls think of that?

Now we need something snappy and to the point, two things you could never accuse me of being capable of.  We get this up and running then we pimp the hell out of it.

If nothing else let's show Warner Brothers that the brothers Winchester are loved not just in the USA, but here in the Uk and all over the world.
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wings128: SPN!trapwings128 on October 22nd, 2014 08:02 pm (UTC)
Admittedly it's early morning here and I've just crawled out of bed, but for something snappy re the LJ comm how about "Save Our Supernatural" which can be shortened to SOS which also is recognisable as Save Our Souls which is still appropriate. Re the banner for the comm, something with red and black with texture and font that resembles being rubber-stamped could be cool and visually dynamic. Or if you wanted to go with season ten's colouring cobalt/ice blue and black. May I suggest angelus2hot for the banner artist.

I'm more than happy to sign a petition, join a LJ comm, and visit a facebook page to do my bit.

Edit: SPN_SoulSavers ??

(Apologies for the edits O.o)

Edit2: Catchphrase: Saving Supernatural - The Fangirls' Business


Edited at 2014-10-22 08:05 pm (UTC)
CJreggie11 on October 23rd, 2014 11:34 am (UTC)
Or spn_sos (save our Supernatural) to utilise the code for help? Just a thought :)
wings128: SPN!strollwings128 on October 23rd, 2014 11:59 am (UTC)
Hee! SPN_SOS works for me, in fact three comments down, you'll see I edited it into my reply. :D

CJreggie11 on October 23rd, 2014 12:33 pm (UTC)
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on October 23rd, 2014 07:06 pm (UTC)
I love the name! I think it's absolutely perfect.
wings128: SPN!D/Swings128 on October 23rd, 2014 11:30 pm (UTC)
Excellent! :D
spn_sos it is then, let me know when you've set it up and I'll help where I can, with promoting or anything.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on October 23rd, 2014 07:05 pm (UTC)
I've seen all the great work you and the other girls have done towards this, and I'm really grateful.
wings128: SPN!strollwings128 on October 23rd, 2014 11:31 pm (UTC)
We can't have our UK girls without their boys :)
Dizzojay's Dean Dreamsdizzojay on October 22nd, 2014 08:38 pm (UTC)
I'm happy to get involved. I've got Lj, Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter so I can spread the word. I love your idea, Wings, about the banner, and the slogan.
The petition site looks pretty straightforward - I guess we just need to agree some wording that illustrates how strongly we feel without being hysterical or disrespectful (which are both sort of what I feel about this whole farce!)
wings128: Writing!handwings128 on October 22nd, 2014 09:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks hun :D

I think the petition is the first thing we need to get done, or perhaps someone is working on that while others are creating the comm, so that they're both ready to go simultaneously. I agree, it has to be someone who's great at putting words to paper, to evoke the preferable reaction while providing facts along with emotion.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on October 23rd, 2014 07:13 pm (UTC)
I think we're all doing remarkably well in not stomping round and being hysterical. After all that's what are journals are for *G*.
wings128: SPN!dvd1wings128 on October 23rd, 2014 11:32 pm (UTC)
You are indeed, nothing like putting that stomping to good practical use :)
wings128: SPN!dvd5wings128 on October 23rd, 2014 03:54 am (UTC)
I'm back, you may get sick of me by the time this is done, lol, but I'm a perfectionist.

"Saving Supernatural - A Fangirl Business"

Yes, another edit, lol: *insert username coding here* SPN_SOS ??

Edited at 2014-10-23 08:17 am (UTC)
JJ1564jj1564 on October 23rd, 2014 10:28 am (UTC)
A great idea, I'll support it all the way. :)
milly_galmilly_gal on October 23rd, 2014 10:36 am (UTC)
I'm working on the draft for the petition wording as we speak :) Will email when done :) ♥
CJreggie11 on October 23rd, 2014 11:08 am (UTC)
There's a campaign already going on here so it would probably be good to join forces.http://spnuk.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/save-supernatural-in-the-uk/

Are you the person behind this ipetition? http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/get-supernatural-back-on-tv-in-the-uk
If not, contact them and band together. If someone else has already started the petition, it's less work for you, and gives you something to promote.

This is happening at Twitter http://twibbon.com/support/save-supernatural-in-the-uk-3/twitter. The only problem I have with that is that it uses a third party app which I would personally never use. I don't do third party apps ever because they can be harmful. But, you could design a Save SPN UK icon and ask everyone to replace their twitter pics with it on a certain day, for a certain length of time (48 hours - a week?). Perhaps you could talk to Jules at Superwiki and ask if she would mind giving a shout out about it on twitter asking EVERYBODY in fandom to switch icons, regardless of their country. At the same time, have everyone tweet with something like #SaveSupernaturalUK over a 24 hour period to try and get it to trend. If you can get something trending, the powers that be notice. Having a set date for things will help immensely.

There seem to a few different efforts but I'm not sure if they are all run by different people. It's great that there is very obviously the desire to do something, but to make it successful there has to be a united effort.

I would suggest using Google to search for different variations of Save Supernatural UK to see what you can find. Contact every single campaign and ask if you can all work together. Cross promote the hell out everything.

The Facebook page is already there, but what are they doing to get it seen and liked? Talk to them and ask. Brainstorm about getting the word out and see what ideas pop up. I know there are a lot of you out there, but people are probably unaware of the effort to get something done.

Post to all_spn with the links to everything you have when you've put it all together; facebook, twitter, tumblr, petitions, blogsites - everything! Pick a week so that you have a date for a mobilised effort, but give yourself time to have it worked out first so it doesn't fall flat.

I'll keep thinking on this and get back to you with more if I can come up with anything else.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on October 23rd, 2014 07:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you for all these suggestions I'll start contacting some of the sites now. I'm not behind the petition you found, but we are working on getting one together.
wings128: SPN!dvd1wings128 on October 23rd, 2014 12:05 pm (UTC)
Check your email when you get a chance, honey. There's a group email in which I started the artwork idea for the comm, should you wish to go ahead in that direction. AJ has done some amazing stuff based on the designs I attempted to visualize.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on October 23rd, 2014 07:16 pm (UTC)
I found the emails and what wonderful artwork, I think it's the perfect direction to go.
wings128: SPN!plot - gifwings128 on October 23rd, 2014 11:32 pm (UTC)