Dandy Relaunch THIS WEDNESDAY!!!

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Dandy Relaunch THIS WEDNESDAY!!!

Post by Spencer » 23 Oct 2010, 11:17

Sorry, I just got fed up reading 'Dandy Relaunch Next Month' when it is actually in just FOUR days time!!!!

Can't wait - really can't. And to think, the poor old general public are stil blissfully unaware of what is about to hit them!

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Post by AndyB » 23 Oct 2010, 12:09

I make a point of not revealing what is in next week's Beano, but as an exception, there is no ad for the Dandy in its pages.

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Post by Lew Stringer » 23 Oct 2010, 12:33

Spencer wrote:Sorry, I just got fed up reading 'Dandy Relaunch Next Month' when it is actually in just FOUR days time!!!!

Can't wait - really can't. And to think, the poor old general public are stil blissfully unaware of what is about to hit them!
I only hope that retailers have a) ordered copies and b) actually display them properly as they're paid to do.

If those two things are right then it's half the battle won.
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Re: Dandy Relaunch THIS WEDNESDAY!!!

Post by Spencer » 23 Oct 2010, 14:17

That is what is concerning me a little Lew. As it hasn't been promoted at all as far as we can see, newsagents/supermarkets that previously didn't stock The Dandy have had no incentive or obvious reason to suddenly order more copies for the relaunch.

I wonder if it even featured in the trade magazine "Retail Newsagent"?

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Post by Spencer » 23 Oct 2010, 14:25

AndyB wrote:I make a point of not revealing what is in next week's Beano, but as an exception, there is no ad for the Dandy in its pages.
Does this make any sense to anybody on here? :headbash:

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Post by AndyB » 23 Oct 2010, 15:13

Spencer wrote:
AndyB wrote:I make a point of not revealing what is in next week's Beano, but as an exception, there is no ad for the Dandy in its pages.
Does this make any sense to anybody on here? :headbash:
1. I subscribe to the Beano and therefore get it days in advance
2. It's horribly unfair to tell everyone else in advance what they can't read before Wednesday
3. In this case, I don't think it spoils the surprise to tell folks there is no Dandy ad in next week's Beano.

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Post by Spencer » 23 Oct 2010, 15:25

Sorry AndyB, I didn't really make my point clear. I wasn't questioning your decision at all - rather the fact that DCT were still not advertising the New Dandy in The Beano, when the issue in question will actually be on sale the SAME DAY as The Dandy....

Just seems a missed opportunity to me, that's all

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Post by AndyB » 23 Oct 2010, 15:45

They're quite probably relying on the fact that people will see the Dandy first! Doesn't quite work for those with subs, of course :)

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Post by felneymike » 23 Oct 2010, 19:28

And the mock cover shows cartoon versions of Hill, Simon Cowell, Jeremy Clarkson and Noel Edmonds
Hmm, so is the "big thing" making it a lot more TV-integrated? Played right, that could boost it's circulation to gigantic levels (well, gigantic in comparison to now anyway, i'm not talking 1950 levels here!). An inclusion of Jeremy Clarkson is bound to lead to a mention on Top Gear, which is one of the most popular programmes around at the moment. That ought to lead to a circulation boost from dads who have forgotten it exists and don't know it's still going.

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Post by NP » 23 Oct 2010, 20:42

wicked-stepladder wrote:Harry Hill is co-writing and starring in his own strip. It looks to be drawn by Nigel.
So much untrue in that little sentence. You must try harder, "Wicked Stepladder", to spoil everyone's fun.

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Post by Digifiend » 23 Oct 2010, 20:49

AndyB wrote:I make a point of not revealing what is in next week's Beano, but as an exception, there is no ad for the Dandy in its pages.
:shock: What? That's dumb, to say the least. People won't buy it if it isn't advertised. :?

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Post by NP » 23 Oct 2010, 22:03

Digifiend wrote: People won't buy it if it isn't advertised.
It will be advertised. Even people who don't read comics will know it's out there. It is on sale for a whole seven days, you know, not just next Wednesday.

But, better buy two.

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Post by NP » 23 Oct 2010, 22:33

Don't believe everything you read- even in Retail Newsagent.

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Post by NP » 23 Oct 2010, 22:47

Or that Retail Newsagent is misunderstanding what information it is being given.

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Re: Dandy Relaunch THIS WEDNESDAY!!!

Post by felneymike » 24 Oct 2010, 00:13

On the north bank of the Tay intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic are slowly and surely drawing their plans against us! :settee:

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