Mr. Six Ads to continue?

Tuesday, September 28, 2004 4:16 PM
Do you guys think that Six Flags will continue the ads next year as well, even though it is clear (not suprising) that attendance was down again this year or will the company try a differet ad?
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Tuesday, September 28, 2004 4:32 PM
Six Flags needs to work on reaching out to new customers like they did with there "It's Playtime" ads. They were highly original, and got the Six Flags brand name out there more.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2004 4:37 PM
I think so, I read a news report that said the Mr. Six ad campeign worked very well...so I'd assume so.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2004 4:51 PM
Why wouldn't they? It's worked incredibly well, and is instantly recognizable.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2004 4:56 PM
Well... "he" might be too old next year to be doing these kinds of ads. I mean, c'mon... look at the guy... he's gotta be in his 70's or so and he's dancing like he's in his early 20's? That's gotta be hell on his arthritis! :)

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Tuesday, September 28, 2004 7:04 PM
I thought in SF recent earnings statement they discussed the fact that Mr. Six would be back next season.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2004 8:08 PM
I think they should film Mr. Six ads, separate for each individual park...such as having him come to SFGadv and show the highlights of the park, riding Medusa/Nitro/Superman or whatever, and the same goes for each individual park.

What I don't mean is filming various ride scenes and inserting them into the same commercial...I'm talking totally separate commercials...

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Tuesday, September 28, 2004 8:14 PM
BigJim...while that would be nice, it would also be expensive. The whole deal with Mr. Six is to have a national advertising campaign. Spend good money to make one very good quality commercial that advertises the company as a whole, then splice in bits from each individual park and put that parks name at the end to customize the commercial to the park without raising production costs.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2004 9:56 PM
Yea, but then it gives you a false sense of advertisement.

Given a smaller park who doesn't have a lot of great coasters & such... then you see the dancing Mr. Six throughout this wonderfully imaginative park with decorative fountains & B&M coasters in the background... Sure, a few quick clips of your local park are thrown in for good measure, but you can tell Mr. Six isn't actually there, although in a way, they (Six Flags corporate) want you to believe he is.

...then you goto your local Six Flags park & see how different it really is, kind of leaves you in a sense of disappointment.

The only one where that's good for is at the park that Mr. Six was really at during the time of filming.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2004 10:07 PM
Why didn't Mr. Six visit the parks? He was at SFGAm, but no where else. The bus made the rounds!!! Also, what happened to the Mr. Six Bobbleheads???
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Tuesday, September 28, 2004 10:23 PM
Of course!

It's a wonderful name recognition ad that immediately was recognized by the masses.

They would be fools not to bring him back even stronger with appearances at all the parks.

Advertised appearances come and meet him. People would pack the parks to get an autograph.

(But then again it's Six Flag's, and as much as I love the parks, the managment seems to be real good at missing the obvious so who knows!!!! *** Edited 9/29/2004 2:24:40 AM UTC by Markieb***

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Wednesday, September 29, 2004 1:09 AM
It looks like Six Flags is keeping with this style of ads. If you take a trip over to www.SixFlags.com , they are advertising for Fright Fest with Mr. Six and his new commerial. Nice job SF!
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Wednesday, September 29, 2004 1:11 AM
Now with the annoucement of Kingsda Ka(sp?), I wouldn't be surprised if SF's does a SFGadv ad by itself.
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Wednesday, September 29, 2004 2:25 AM
Mr. Six traipses through the jungle, complete with hard explorer hat and camoflauge vest, passing by monkeys and tigers, only to find, in the middle of the jungle, this loud roaring noise...upon closer inspection, he comes upon it....Kingda Ka...(insert stats etc here in commercial)...he gets on the ride (along with a digitized monkey, tiger, and a few other animals)...after the ride, they all start dancing to the Vengaboys music...end of commercial.

That's what I envision! :)

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Wednesday, September 29, 2004 2:42 AM
I just hope you slap a copywrite on that;).

Actually, that sounded like a decent idea.

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Thursday, September 30, 2004 9:05 AM
Thanks Tekno! :)
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Thursday, September 30, 2004 1:32 PM

Zanderdad said:
Why didn't Mr. Six visit the parks? He was at SFGAm, but no where else. The bus made the rounds!!! Also, what happened to the Mr. Six Bobbleheads???

He went to a few parks, but not all of them. As a matter of fact they had a Mr. Six look a like contest at SFMM back in April hosted by a local radio station.

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