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Posts Tagged ‘Fandango’

Hey Ladies! ‘Magic Mike’ Is Trying to Woo You With Stripper Moves

There’s a male stripper movie coming out today called Magic Mike. Oh you’ve heard? Because Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, and the werewolf from True Blood have each been on every TV show in existence to show off their sexy dancing? That’s a fact.

The movie is banking on female appeal to win at the box office this weekend, and so far the strategy seems to be a sound one. Fandango reported earlier this week that ticket sales are going gangbusters. The movie made $2.1 million at midnight showings last night.

And according to a Fandango survey of 1,000 people, 82 percent of respondents (gender not specified) are planning to see it this weekend and 87 percent are planning to see it with a group of women. So it’s not just a couple of tickets, but big whooping groups of ladies who want to see sweaty beefcakes take off as much at that R rating will allow.

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Roll Call: CBS, NBC, Glover Park, Starbucks, and More

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Jim Lanzone has been named president of CBS Interactive as part of CBS Corp.’s acquisition of Clicker.com, the company Lanzone co-founded. Lanzone, who was CEO of Clicker Media, will now oversee global CBS Interactive operations. Clicker.com will join a CBS roster of sites that includes CNET.com, TV.com, and Gamespot.com.

Also in CBS news, Sonya McNair has been named head of comms for CBS News. She will oversee media and talent relations, as well as day-to-day PR and internal comms for CBS News, CBS Radio News, CBSNews.com, and the CBS News Polling & Survey Unit.

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Fandango Sister Site Movies.com Seeks Boutique PR Agency

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First on PRNewser: Movies.com, sister Website of online movie ticketing site Fandango, is looking for an agency. Harry Medved, Head of Public Relations for Fandango, is leading the search and tells PRNewser they are specifically going boutique and that “bigger firms shouldn’t apply.” Here are the details sent to us by Medved:

Movies.com, one of the most comprehensive movie information sites on the Web, is looking for a boutique firm to help shape and execute its PR strategy. Key activities include working with the Movies.com marketing team to identify key PR targets in order to best connect to the site’s consumer audience; coordinating inbound and outbound media relations; executing press release writing and distribution; developing key message points and social media strategy in relations to press and POV for consumers. Interested firms should provide at least three references (one current and two past), plus samples of relevant work. Be prepared to describe resources necessary – press lists, media tracking, etc. Firm would start immediately, so that a plan is in place in the next month.

Submissions are due by end of week. Email Harry to submit or for more info.