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Pitchmen

Postby inventor-x » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:08 pm

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Discovery Channels New Show

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Re: Pitchmen

Postby Scrupulous » Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:18 pm

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Yeah, that might be one to catch. I'm gonna wait until the first episode before I formulate an opinion.

I wonder how many of the 10,000 viewers here are dealing with consumer products that are well-suited for direct response ads...or whether it would be worth the producers' time to come looking here.

Re: Pitchmen

Postby Scrupulous » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:46 am

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Well, after having watched the first episode, I can say it was pretty interesting. I thought the format was fantastic. But the product selection was pathetic (gel insoles and a cupholder). The producers have a golden opportunity with the Discovery Channel. I just hope they don't squander it by focusing too much on quirky personalities or "pet rock" ideas. There are many good projects out there that could use the exposure to get off the ground.

Overall, I give the show a B+

But, I can tell that the producers have an immediate and drastic need for decent products, because the show won't last a single season with products like the two they used for the opener...

Re: Pitchmen

Postby jackbnimble56 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:00 pm

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I haven't seen it yet but I tried sending an e-mail to the site to inquire about how they select inventions for the show. Nothing but deafening silence as of yet...

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Re: Pitchmen

Postby inventor-x » Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:21 am

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Hi All

I didn't know if that was the first episode or not because I was gone the week before.

Hi jackbnimble56

What they are looking for are products with mass market appeal.

3 to 1 - IF they can make & sell enough product to make $3 million you might possibly make $1 million dollars.

Venture Capital at its best :cry:

(edit) Price point needs to be $19.99 :shock:
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Re: Pitchmen

Postby Scrupulous » Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:39 pm

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I'd like to know what their angle is...I really hope they don't think people actually care about how infomercials are produced.

And, please god, tell me they don't think anyone would tune in, week after week, just to hear Billy Mays yell.

Re: Pitchmen

Postby inventor-x » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:36 am

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I'm on the fence :?:

Television Entertainment :?

I will still watch to see what happens :shock:

Re: Pitchmen

Postby Scrupulous » Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:22 pm

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I thought the second episode was a bit better (dual saw and foot mops).

It's was a hint that they will consider products like the saw, which are presumably well outside their standard price of $19.99

It also showed how a female can use her body to get herself ahead...but I think we already knew that.

I have to admit, though, that I'd love to get my hands on a pair of those ff-f-f-footmops.

Re: Pitchmen

Postby JoeValachi » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:52 am

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I work for a company that produces direct response television commercials and I check out this website. The tv show gives a good behind the scenes look at what really goes on. Maybe 5% of products get to television, the problem is very few people have the financial resources to see their idea through.

Re: Pitchmen

Postby Scrupulous » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:33 am

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Hi Joe.

Could you be more specific about the financial resources, because we've got a number of products that we could run by you.

The Pitchmen Show made it sound like they want money from the innovators just to be on the show. So, their angle isn't very clear.

If this is regarding stock-on-hand, then I believe that whole question is up for discussion.
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