Tune in to KARE 11 on Friday morning at 10 am for "Showcase Minnesota".
And sometime during that hour, you will spot my hubby telling everyone
about A.C.E.S. We have been invited to fill six minutes of their show, and
since I refuse any on-camera appearances, Mike will be the one.
He has had previous TV experience, as through the years we have had a
little media attention. It is the best free advertising we can get-and this
year, needed more than ever.
We have been advertising on KARE 11 for the last five years, and I can't say
enough about how wonderful they are to work with. We have used other
television stations to advertise (and spent a lot of money in the process),
but we always stick with KARE 11, as they literally go out of their way to
help insure the sucess of their customers.
It was KARE 11, who did a Saturday morning story about us, in December
of 2002, where Frank Vascillero and Belinda Jensen came to our store and
had a dogfight. Once the segment was over, our phone literally rang off the
hook, orders came flying in over the internet, and we ended up having
what was, at that point in time, our most successful year ever. And we
weren't even using TV advertising back then, they were simply interested
in getting our story out there.
Eric "Perk" Perkins did one of his Tuesday night segments at our store in
December a couple of years ago, again getting us some exposure that was
invaluable. And helped pay the bills.
Every contact we have had with them has been completely professional,
and can I say it? Caring. Literally. From our sales reps, to the camera
crews, to the person at the front desk, they are all top notch. And the on
air talent is pretty amazing too. Who is your favorite KARE personality?
So tune in Friday morning if you can, to see what Mike has to say. I will be
watching from the wings (hey, I may not want to be on tv, but I am very
interested in the process...) And I was a buyer at Target back when Corbin
Seitz (one of the hosts) was Target's Trend guru, I remember sitting in
meetings with her (not that she will remember me, but hey, it's only one
degree of separation!)