A dedicated Moonlight fan and blog reader sent me the following information. This is another great idea for supporting our show! Plus, we would all love to see more Alex interviews, right? :)
I’ve spoken to a friend who works for one of the networks. They suggested if we want to really support the show, and even better raise the viewer numbers, the best way to do it is to contact the top three talk shows to ask to have Alex on the show. We know that Alex is charismatic, funny and personable so the key is to get him on these chat shows to give the show exposure. We MUST get the show bookers to recognize that there’s an audience out there who want to see Alex and hear about the show.
If we do a write in campaign to Ellen, the View and Regis & Kelly we can potentially get him booked on these shows to raise awareness for Moonlight and Alex’s profile.
They book for these shows about a month in advance. If we start now, by the time everyone is back from the holidays, it might start to make an impact. Trust me this is going to be a successful way of raising the profile of the show and hopefully the numbers.
Here’s the email and mailing addresses for these shows.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
PO Box 7788
Burbank, CA 91523
Attn: Fan Mail
Email link : http://ellen.warnerbros.com/show/respond/?PlugID=10
Live with Regis and Kelly
7 Lincoln Square
New York, NY 10023
Email link : http://bventertainment.go.com/tv/buenavista/regisandkelly/faq.html
320 West 66th St.
New York, NY 10023
Email link : http://abc.go.com/daytime/theview/ask
Tips for making a mass number of post cards.
If you want to do postcards, I can tell you some simple ways of making loads at one time. You can make up 33 (on a page) address labels with the addresses for the production companies. Then you only need to fill in the backs of the postcards, saying:
"Please have on Alex O’Loughlin. We love Moonlight! Alex O’Loughlin would be a great guest! I am a regular viewer and would love to see him."
You can buy premade postcards at the post office that already have the postage on them if that helps save time. Also, keep in mind send them in a few handful of postcards everyday, not all at once.
If everyone could add this to their list of Moonlight things to do it would be REALLY beneficial.