campaign update!

(apologies to all for the lateness of the update)

We have raised enough money to purchase chocolate bars with our slogan to send to television executives and media targets!

We've raised enough money for the extra week of the billboard truck. This is gaining us media attention from all over. You may have seen articles in the Hollywood Reporter, CNN, Yahoo! News, and more recently the New York Post. We're getting more media attention than we thought possible, and it's all thanks to YOU.

We've also raised enough money for the organization and publicizing of the SAVING ANGEL RALLY which is going to be held WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31st at the WB ranch. If you can attend, PLEASE DO SO.



(if at all possible, please take this banner, upload to your own server, post to your site/journal and link back to http://www.savingangel.org/rally)

DON'T FORGET THE POSTCARDS!

This is SO important!

For the next week, we're targeting the following MEDIA executives:

Michael Schneider
Television Editor, Variety
5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA 90036
USA

and

Michael Cieply
Hollywood Business Dept.
Los Angeles Times
202 W. 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
USA

You can download printable cards on our downloads page.

Campaign Update!

Donations Reopened!
$3,000 needed for a campaign
you can really sink your teeth into!


New Goal: Purchase 2,000 full-sized Hershey candy bars, wrapped in our inimitable "We'll Follow Angel to Hell... Or Another Network" logo.

Cost: Estimated $3,000 to purchase 2,000 chocolate bars in our campaign wrapper and pay for shipping costs.

Status: Collections just starting.
Targets: We want to send some to the cast and crew of ANGEL to show our appreciation and support. Candy bars will also be sent to various executives at Warner Brothers, FOX, TNT and to about 20 media targets such as Kristen at E! Online, TV GAL, and the Ryan Seacrest Show (our truck will be parked in view of the studio during taping for the next two weeks.)

We are starting this campaign from scratch. The previous donations were made in the expectation that after we accomplished the goals we set forth, we'd donate anything left to charity. Having met the specified goals, we are donating the remaining $276, perhaps a little more, to the ICRC as we promised. This is a new campaign with a new target and purpose. But, be aware that the targets may grow, and additional campaigns may be mounted. Once we've paid for the chocolate, if we believe there are additional things we can do to keep fan efforts to save the show in the public (and therefore the network's) eye, we will channel resources to those campaigns. Don't contribute if you're not comfortable with that. As before, anything contributed over the amount needed to fund whatever campaigns we end up mounting will be donated to the ICRC. As always, an initial estimate, and then a full accounting of each dollar spent once completed, will be published on our website.

We have to keep the pressure on! The ad campaigns aren't the only thing that will make a difference. We're heartened to see that WB affiliates are supporting and publicizing fan efforts to fight for the show. That isn't exactly unprecedented, but it is unusual enough to give us hope. This is where individual efforts can make a big difference. It is more important than ever to check out the postcard campaign page here.

Campaign Update!

Our Accomplishments So Far

Thanks to the generosity and support of ANGEL fans worldwide, we have raised $17,424.22! This has allowed us to accomplish all of our initial goals:

* Ad placed in the March 9th issue of The Hollywood Reporter

* Ad placed in the March 15th issue of Variety

* 2 week Guerrilla Billboards campaign to run Monday, March 15 - Friday, March 26. Click here to see the draft billboard.

Note: For additional details on the individual campaigns, please see our Donations page. Images of the actual ads will be posted shortly.

How You Can Help To SAVE ANGEL
(updated March 8, 2004)

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It's looking up, guys! Let's keep the pressure on. It's important that we stay visible!

Flowers for Levin Campaign

Here's a great idea! If you can, please participate.

Let's flood Jordan Levin's office with flowers on Wednesday! If you can get your orders in by noon on Tuesday, you can get your flowers delivered on Wednesday. If you don't want to order them through your local florist or supermarket, you can use:

http://www.1800FLOWERS.com

http://www.1FLOWERSTOP.com

Here are some local flower shops - support small business! (links courtesy of bonibaru)

http://www.adamsappleflorist.com/
http://www.conroysflowersburbank.com/
http://www.cobblestonegiftandfloral.net/
http://www.myfsn.net/motionpictureflowers/ (free local delivery!)

Send your flowers to:

Warner Brothers Network
Attn: Jordan Levin, CEO
4000 Warner Blvd, Bld 34R
Burbank, CA 91522
1-818-977-5000
(phone number needed for orders)

If you place an order, let the Flowers for Levin Campaign folks know with an email so they can keep track of how many arrangements are being sent.

Thank you for your participation!

If you are unable to participate for financial reasons, remember that your postcards make a world of difference, and every single one counts.

We're getting NOTICED, folks, and that's a very good thing.
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Campaign Status

Total funds raised as of
March 4, 2004, at 04:00 GMT:
$17,424.22!

Including checks waiting to clear and
Euros not yet transferred


Here are the particulars of our goals, and the actual costs.

First Goal: Ad to run in The Hollywood Reporter, Tuesday, March 9, 2004
Cost: $3,095 final price for a full page black and white ad.
Status: We have raised 100% toward this goal!

Second Goal: Ad to run in Variety, Monday March 15, 2004
Cost: $5,085 final price for a full page black and white ad.
Status: We have raised 100% toward this goal!

Third Goal: 2 week Guerrilla Billboards campaign to run Monday, March 15 - Friday March 26. Click here to see the draft ad.
Cost: $9,000
Status: We have raised 100% toward this goal!

Because these goals have been met, we are asking that no further donations be made AT THIS TIME. The draft of our billboard ad can be found here. Print ads are in process. Billboard contracts have been approved. Other campaigns are being planned. We have received requests that we reopen donations and continue campaigns. We will come back to you asking for your continued financial support if those campaigns seem feasible.

From the Saving Angel campaign:

The passionate fan response to the news of ANGEL's cancellation should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the online fandom and its devotion to this superior genre series. Because of the enthusiastic response to our own campaign, we've raised enough funds to place ads in both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter and mount a two-week mobile billboard campaign through Guerilla Billboards. Our ad in The Hollywood Reporter will run in the Weekly International Edition of Tuesday, March 9th. This edition can be purchased at such outlets as Barnes and Noble, Borders Bookstores and Tower Records. Check local availability, or order directly from the publisher by following instructions found here. Our ad in Variety will run in the March 15th National Edition of Daily Variety. The Guerilla Billboard campaign is scheduled to start "on or about March 15." We believe the degree of outrage fans have expressed through supporting a variety of efforts such as ours is the reason why even WB affiliates seem to be encouraging fans to campaign to keep the show on the air. It is news such as this which fuels our determination to keep fighting.

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It is so amazing to me what we, the fans, have been able to accomplish in such a short period of time. I am so impressed, and very proud of being a part of such a fantastic fandom.

**Don't forget, it is VERY important to mail those postcards. For mailing info, downloads, and ways to send postcards online, visit the Saving Angel download page.**

JUST IN!

In case you haven't heard, UPN has decided to take a pass on Ats.
Are we down and out?

Actually, no. But this next week or two is CRITICAL. We need to be
heard in a big way. We need to send a strong message via TONS of
cards.

So let's get cracking and get our show back!

As many of you know, Tribune (to whom we've been sending cards for
the past few days) actually solicited fans to protest via postcards
as *they* feel Ats is a valuable show with a strong fanbase.

So while we've been flooding them with our support, we've also
decided to think BIG and hit WB where it hurts:

The Big Bosses aka The Big Shareholders

So, how does it work:

Time Warner, Inc. holds 66% of the stock of The WB. So please spam
the following executive
:

Jeffrey L. Bewkes
Chairman, Entertainment and Networks
Time Warner, Inc.
75 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10019

We like him for several reasons. His position is higher than Levin's
(head of The WB) in the corporation so he has power OVER Levin.
Plus, he is part of the upper corporate structure, working in the
division where the stock is held. Anyway you slice it, having this
guy aware of us and our efforts and commitment, is a GREAT thing.

Then, we continue to hit Tribune, the 2nd largest shareholder which
owns many WB affiliates to give them the needed support when they
complain about the loss of Ats.

That address again:

Patrick J. Mullen, President
Tribune Broadcasting Company
435 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1800
Chicago, Illinois 60611


SPAM CRAZY, BABY! Let's drown these guys.

Alley

SAVING ANGEL
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Update

Oh. Wow. You guys are so amazing.

Total funds raised as of
March 1, 2004, at 23:00 GMT:
$15,445.00!


Current Goal: 2 week Guerrilla Billboards campaign. Campaign to run Monday, March 15 - Friday March 26
Cost: $9,000
Status: We have raised 100% toward this goal!

Because these goals have been met, we are asking that no further donations be made AT THIS TIME. The draft of our billboard ad can be found here. This should keep fan devotion visible to the media, the networks, and the advertisers, at least through March 26. As things stand now, word about the fate of the show--whether it will be picked up by another network, or whether ME is going to end its efforts to shop the show around--could come any day. The print ads will go into the trade papers, regardless, as a public declaration of our love and support for the show. If the billboards will serve no further purpose, and if we have not entered into a legally binding agreement requiring us to pay for them whether we run the ads or not, the funds targeted for that purpose will be donated to our specified charity, ICRC. If the show is still being shopped and there's still a point to keeping up the public pressure, we have other campaigns planned and will come back to you asking for your continued financial support.

We have to keep the pressure on! The ad campaigns aren't the only thing that will make a difference. We're heartened to see that WB affiliates are supporting and publicizing fan efforts to fight for the show. That isn't exactly unprecedented, but it is unusual enough to give us hope. This is where individual efforts can make a big difference. It is more important than ever to check out the postcard campaign page here.
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New Total!

Total funds raised as of
March 1, 2004, at 00:15 GMT:
$15,024.31!


Current Goal: 2 week Guerilla Billboards campaign
Cost: $9,000 for 2 weeks
Status: We have raised $7,024.31 toward this goal!

Wow, guys, this is just amazing!
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