This is a fairly typical 'press announcement' received by bloggers. Although this one through me for a loop since there was no title or header to tell me what the hell they were promoting. But basically it is overly wordy, lacking graphics, photo attachments, websites and keeps telling me things to do! Activity sheets? Really? That is what Fox Publicity has come up with to promote their latest DVD release? Activity sheets? (that is just something you print out using your paper and your ink). In order for me to tell my readers about these movies I would have to spend at least a half hour gathering images and info online before I wrote a post. And for what?
They don't even offer to send me a free DVD to review the movie. Oh there is some tiny print about entering a sweepstakes to win a copy, but that is worse. Who do you have to be to enter a sweepstakes for a DVD copy of Space Chimps 2 and actually WANT to win?
Thanks but no thanks.
Dear (insert name here),
With a week to go until the exciting family friendly film Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back is released on DVD (5th October), we are happy to announce that we have added some great Activity Sheets to our dedicated EPK which you can download and share on your site with your readers and friends.
Activity Sheets available include:
· Maze to Malgor: Help Comet navigate his way through the wormhole maze to meet his friend Kilowatt on Planet Malgor! You can pass through photos on the way!
· Movie Bingo: Add to the excitement of movie night with movie bingo! Cut out the bingo cards below to play while watching SPACE CHIMPS 2. Place a penny on each square when you have recognized a scene or quote. When you have four in a row, call out bingo!
· It’s movie night: it’s not always easy to get the whole family together doing the same thing. Here’s an idea, plan an official movie night. Here’s how!
· Puzzler Challenge: Try solving the Space Chimp 2 Challenges
All of which are now available via:
Furthermore, please alert your readers to the Blast Off to Space Camp with Space Chimps 2” Sweepstake:
20th Century FOX Home Entertainment has partnered with Space Camp to award one winner and a guest a Space Camp experience at Space Camp in Huntsville, AL. The sweeps will be live from October 1 – 31, 2010 and online entry will be available at www.spacecamp.com/spacechimps2
Please also note that FOX will award 25 “First Prize” winners who will each receive a copy of the Space Chimps 2 DVD.
Back to reprise their roles are the voice talents of Jane Lynch (TV’s Glee), Zach Shada (Space Chimps), Cheryl Hines (TV’s Curb Your Enthusiasm), Stanley Tucci (Julie and Julia), Patrick Warburton (TV’s Rules of Engagement) and newcomers Tom Kenny (TV’s Spongebob Squarepants) and Laura Bailey (Dragonball: Raging Blast VG). Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back will feature the 2D and 3D versions of the movie and comes with four pairs of 3D glasses. Also available is Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back 2D DVD and Space Chimps / Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back 3D Two-Pack.
The film follows Comet, who is usually left at mission control, but longs to venture into space like his chimp-colleagues. Comet gets the chance to travel to Planet Malgor where he meets Kilowatt, the once shy alien, and lives out his ultimate fantasy of exploring outer space. However, when the feared alien ruler Zartog takes over Mission Control, Comet must prove that he is brave enough to take him on. Challenged to show that he has the right skills, Comet must join fellow chimps Ham, Luna and Titan to save the day.
If anything does get posted on your site, or you require any further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
JAM – Publicity Team
JAM – Publicity Team