Ok, I cruise around and dabble in all random things of interest to me, and found myself at oprah.com learning about the ‘worlds best karaoke’ singers competition. I clicked the link and a hectic page of lovely opportunities to be a star, win things, be on the show and all kinds of goodies greeted me.
Honestly, the only reason I clicked it was to see if in fact they really wanted the worst, who thought they were ok (that’d be me) because then I could probably win some serious cash and prizes…. Alas, nope, just the good ones and they meant it. I suppose I could always audition for American Idol to make the ‘Seattle has the worst singers’ list. Oh yeah, too late. 🙂
So for fun, I clicked on the ‘Ad Sales’ link at the bottom of the page; I was just curious after all. A simple page with simple instructions greeted me:
* You can only be a serious advertiser; all others will be disregarded
* No CPC or revenue sharing, just CPM
* The minimum buy on oprah.com is $50,000
I was a little struck by the verbiage but I suppose there’s a lot of ‘riff raff’ out there thinking $20k or so would get you a spot, and I’m confident $50k keeps it managable.
So I scrolled down to see how serious the form was, and to my surprise, noticed the following, just after the advertising rules:
IMPORTANT MESSAGE: If you are seeking immediate assistance on a matter involving urgent health care, personal safety, the safety of others or any other issue requiring immediate attention, please do not use this e-mail or website. Instead, IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING OR HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF AN EMERGENCY INVOLVING IMMEDIATE DANGER OR PHYSICAL HARM TO YOU OR TO ANOTHER, PLEASE CALL 911 OR YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES. If you are experiencing any other type of emergency situation with which you need assistance, please click here.. Please note that we cannot reply to all e-mails sent to us or guarantee that your e-mail will be or will be immediately read. We cannot always review every e-mail that we receive. https://www.oprah.com/ord/plugform.jsp?plugId=510
I’m wondering if the shock of the minimum or the rules have caused others to have a medical emergency? Hm, seems it’s possible.
But, I was delighted to see that if you have any other type of emergency, you can send an email to the oprah team. That’s pretty amazing, but then I do sincerely believe that Oprah is amazing.
I read a litte further and noticed the paragraph states, “…cannot…guarantee that your e-mail will be or will be immediately read”.
So on second thought, maybe you should not email in the event of an emergency although I did really kind of like the idea of it.
Okay, Okay, Okay…I confess, I emailed my non-medical emergency that there was a grammatical error on the web page…Gosh, I hope someone would do the same for me. 🙂