Email From A Marketing Firm About Top Shot 3

Got this email last week from a marketing firm History channel hired to promote Top Shot 3:

My Response:

No response after that.  Hahha

Well he got some free marketing out of the email anyway, just for being oblivious to the fact I dislike the show and poke fun at the doucebaggery.  Mission accomplished, like they say “there is no such thing as bad press”.

They send mass emails like that out to bloggers every season in an effort to not only promote the show, but also gain backlinks… a very common practice.

Make sure to vote for the Season 3 Top Douchebag when I put the poll up toward the end of the season.

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bima86 August 9, 2011 at 01:11 am

hahahahahahaha.. epic !! this made my day..
looking forward to the Top Douchebag pole mike :D

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That one guy August 9, 2011 at 03:52 am

Awesome.

And that’s how they spread their free advertisments? Through blogs and merchandising through them? Feh.

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RWC August 9, 2011 at 09:34 am

Next you’ll get an email soliciting contributions from the Joyce Foundation.

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Cameron August 9, 2011 at 09:45 am

Or the Brady Bunch looking for ad space.

[As in the Brady Campaign]

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Keith Drain August 9, 2011 at 09:53 am

Shooting on TV is VERY Rare and if it is featured in Aus chances are its negative.

This show would never get a look in here in Aus. I like it as it features shooting so I guess I don’t understand how you could hate any shooting show that has safe shooting in it.

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Todd S August 9, 2011 at 10:25 am

It isn’t the shooting that’s the problem. They are completely safe and I applaud them for it. It’s the contestants, who routinely act like douchebags, some even garnering the rarely given “gummed-up douchenozzle” status.

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Cameron August 9, 2011 at 11:23 am

In Layman’s terms, the show is good, and the challenges amusing, but the participants are some of the worst people the shooting world has to offer: stuck up, full of themselves and seeking drama.

It’s like Jersey Shore but with guns.

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RWC August 9, 2011 at 11:25 am

I wish Jersey Shore had guns. Maybe the show will end quicker.

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That one guy August 9, 2011 at 01:41 pm

And this is why New Jersey has retarded gun laws. To protect their equally retarded citizens from dying alot. :/

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Mike August 9, 2011 at 10:25 pm

If only they used the actual definition of ‘grenade’.

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What-do-I-know-anyway? August 9, 2011 at 11:33 am

Keith has a point here…

Although I have never watched the show (would rather buy ammo, food, etc than cable tv), the fact that it is showing shooting in a positive light is a pretty drastic change from a lot of other shows out there. You certainly won’t find a show like that on the public airwaves either! I’d much rather watch Top Shots than some stupid sitcom or I love Lucy re-runs…

But hey, it wouldn’t be a true reality tv show without the douche bag personalities…

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Ski August 9, 2011 at 10:59 am

Thanks for not selling out Mike! We knew you couldn’t be bought for a few cheap cups and T-shirts. lol

In all seriousness though it’s pretty hilarious that they would even try to promote here without reading the blog. Shows you how much they care I guess.

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Josh August 9, 2011 at 05:07 pm

In all seriousness though it’s pretty hilarious that they would even try to promote here without reading the blog. Shows you how much they care I guess.

Can’t blame them for that. What would you expect them to do, scour each gun-related blog for negative entries about “Top Shot”? That would take a lot of time, and be expensive for the client. What’s the worst that can happen if they email someone who doesn’t like the show? This. A blog entry about it. Big deal.

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Sid August 9, 2011 at 11:40 am

The bullets are free and there is no rental fee on the weapons. What’s not to like about the opportunity to shoot on some of the most dynamic ranges possible? Oh, I have to act like I am a member of the Alphas from Revenge of the Nerds. The award you offer to the participants is apt.

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Frank August 9, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Thanks Mike for not selling out or buying in.

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Josh August 9, 2011 at 03:30 pm

When this show came out, I didn’t have cable. After reading the comments about it on here though, I’ve elected not to watch it. The History Channel has some interesting shows; too bad they’ve got to mess up their programming with crap like this.

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That one guy August 9, 2011 at 04:08 pm

It’s worth a watch. It’s the best entirely-scripted reality show that involves shooting that exists on tv right now. Yeah, less than desireable cast, but the challenges are cool and their attitudes are laughable sometimes.

Not watching it because of general negativity towards it would be like not watching American Top gear just to see what it’s like, instead taking the advice of super fanboys that defend the BBC original.

Watch some of it and then decide for yourself. You may very well like it!

Fyi: American top gear decided that, in an offroad-a-thon through alaska, that america’s toughest cheap truck is the late seventies, early eighties chevrolet. Which is true. You need like… eight sizes of wrench and you can fix almost anything on it. AND you can do almost anything if you just gun it xD

Good ol Chevrolet. The German heritage does ya good. Trucks and guns go hand in hand so shaddup.

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Jwhite August 9, 2011 at 04:18 pm

“It’s the best entirely-scripted reality show that involves shooting that exists on tv right now.”

Didnt know that…

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That one guy August 9, 2011 at 05:26 pm

It’s probably the only show of it’s kind. And therefore the best.

Only Spike TV would buy something to try and challenge it, but their shit is just hooooorrrible. I mean, Repo games just sums it up.

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Mike August 9, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Just to point out perspective, it’s also the worst of it’s kind, if it’s the only one.

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Josh August 9, 2011 at 05:02 pm

Not watching it because of general negativity towards it would be like not watching American Top gear

I didn’t say that the only reason I haven’t watched it is because of negativity. I’ve found that I generally can’t stand those reality/contest shows with their absurd challenges. For example, I have no desire to watch “One Man Army” on Discovery Channel, hosted by Mykel Hawke. It might be entertaining, but I’m sure I can find something I’d rather watch.

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That one guy August 9, 2011 at 05:27 pm

But One man army is gay. This show is at least somewhat good :c

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David August 9, 2011 at 10:54 pm

No way, his NAME IS MYKE HAWKE!?!?! (Say it out loud)

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Josh August 10, 2011 at 09:33 am

I almost included that in my post, but thought it unnecessary. If his last name were “Hawkesbig,” or, “Hawkeshard,” it would be more laughable.

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ENDO-Mike August 11, 2011 at 11:55 am

haha oh that’s great.

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Dillankid August 11, 2011 at 07:47 am

A: I’ve found American Top Gear to be pretty stinkin’ awesome. (BBC version was good as well though)

B: I agree with you and them – my Dad has a ’76 that was bought new by my Aunt. That truck is 36 and can STILL do anything you need it to.

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Jwhite August 9, 2011 at 04:10 pm

Bwahahahaah!!!!! I was waiting for the response… “incase you didnt notice…umm..yeah…” classic! Those guys suck. I’m part of a meetup.com group and to promote the show they pretend like they are interested casting some of out members. We end up posting it, and no one wants to do it because no one wants to deal with the BS they put you through. Long story short, they get a post on our forum. I dont like the show, its pretty dry and not that interesting. The show IMO depicts shooters as whiney girls with sand in their vagina. I know some adults who like it because guns are, by nature, a “more manly sport” than whiney girls with sand in their vagina on survivor. Sadly just because they have guns in their hands, shooting in bizarre, sometimes completely unrealistic scenarios, does not make them any less of a douchebag. Cant wait to vote!

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ozzy August 9, 2011 at 09:37 pm

I haven’t watched it, don’t think I will.

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Phil August 10, 2011 at 12:48 pm

It looks like Mr. Ben Whitman has fired his last shot.

“Thanks Mike for not selling out or buying in.” – sid and frank <—– I second that!

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Frank August 11, 2011 at 11:54 am
ENDO-Mike August 11, 2011 at 11:55 am

Thanks for the support guys! ROFL that youtube vid made my morning.

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thatotheroneguy August 10, 2011 at 02:27 pm

I think its sorta lame like all reality shows, but after seein the last episode of season 2, how the 3rd guy; sniper threw it so the accident guy could win, that was pretty neat. There are a lot of dbags on this season, I like the christian camp counselor, he’s funny.

It seems like a waste when they set up these elaborate stages and they only hit like 1 target. If the jersey shore was toned down and more shootin was involved it would be pretty alright….

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Monte August 10, 2011 at 09:45 pm

I wasn’t looking forward to the new season at all after the way the last season went, but my girlfriend is still a fan, so I decided to give it a shot (no pun intended) with her. I have to say, the first episode seems promising. It seems like they’ve gotten a good spread of people from different backgrounds, and they’ve split up the teams so that there aren’t a bunch of military guys on one team, for instance. It seems like they’ve made some effort to avoid some of the clique-based drama that the previous season had. And the one guy who talked some crap at the beginning ended up losing the initial challenge, which is always satisfying.

One interesting thing that they did this time was to split the teams based on their performance in the initial challenge, so that one team was made up of winners and the other was made of the losers. I’m curious to see how that affects the way the rest of the season plays out.

I’ll continue watching the season, for now, and I’m hoping that the vote for Top Douchebag is close this season, but only because of a lack of douchebaggery. We’ll see if I get my wish.

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