Sunday, November 7, 2010

First update.. Operation trend!

Hello all!

This past week has been a productive week for the SGU awareness campaign! We have assembled a leadership team, created a blogspot account, created a twitter account, and have finally planned a group event (with more on the way)! We have also gotten some positive press!

And here are the links to the various campaign outlets.!/SGUAwareness

Trend SGU
As you all probably know, SGU for a number of reasons isn’t doing as well in the ratings as some would like, with Caprica already getting cancelled by SyFy, it is all the more important for the fans of SGU to make themselves heard so that the network sees the support that is out there for the show.
The best and most effective methods of keeping SGU on our screens are somewhat obvious and are probably things you are all doing already
Watch SGU live or if you DVR it within 3 hours of its live airing. If you have a nielsens box, be sure to watch the ads.
Spread the word about how awesome the show is and get your friends to watch as well (live or within 3 hours)  
Already doing that and want to do more.... well of course you do! That’s why you are here.
We at the SGU Awareness Campaign are trying to get SGU to trend on twitter on Tuesday evenings, what can you do to make this happen? read on to find out.
Between 8-10 East Coast Time, we want you to tweet about SGU, make sure you tag your tweets #SGU & #giveSGUseason3 – talk about what you love about the show, how much you want to see more episodes and seasons.... just get those two tags out there as much as you can over the two hours
A twitter trending topic reaches a vast number of people, if only a fraction of those people decide to watch an episode as a result, it’s a worth while goal, it also shows the network that the fans are there and they are passionate about the show. And not to mention all the followers of those 1000+ people who read about SGU.
In ideal circumstances, it takes 1000 people and about 2000 tagged tweets over about 2 hours to give a topic a chance to trend (obviously the more people & tweets you can get in the shortest time improves our chances)
These should be unique tweets, ReTweets are fine but unique tweets are key – the more people the better, 1000 would be good, 2000 would be better (and so on)
If you are going to go tweet crazy for two hours, pre warn your followers. Also don’t do this if your follower number is very important to you and you don’t want to lose any of them (you can inform people that if they don’t want to see a lot of SGU tweets from you, they should unfollow you and refollow in a few hours).. though ideally, try to reach all your followers without spamming or irritating them.
Also, try not to spam individuals with too many tweets (like @Syfy or the stars of the show (if each of you send one tweet to each of the stars, that’s a mother load of tweets for them to deal with) reach out to cast and crew sure, but try to be civilized
If you can’t be online to tweet it up during the two hours but want to be involved, tweetdeck allows you to schedule tweets in advance so you can put down what you want to say about the show and schedule it to appear during the two hour window
Twitter tags don’t record multiple tags per tweet (putting #SGU 50 times in one tweet doesn’t count 50 times…) keep things simple, even if you end up tagging each tweet with one tag (#SGU in one tweet, #giveSGUseason3 in another)
SGU suffers from a lot of negative attention from fans of traditional stargate, they are as entitled to their opinion as we fans are, try not to get into twitter fights with them during “Operation Trend” have fun, stay positive and do the show proud.
SGU Awareness Campaign Team

Edit: First off sorry the blog has such a basic look, I will be working on the blog tomorrow, but I just wanted to get the announcement out tonight rather then Monday night...


  1. Hi guys, (I also sent this on twitter), I'm a video/audio editor and writer, as well as a BIG SGU fan! Is there anything I can do to help out?

  2. I like the sounds of this, but I would like to suggest that the spoilers be kept to a minimum if possible. I live in Canada and we don't get to see SGU until late on Friday night. I am certain that your Tuesday night episode is broadcasted at other times in the UK and Australia.
    I would love to help in any way that I can. Maybe there are others who could do the same on their nights.

  3. Hey there!
    Colonel_EZ mentioned you might like some banners etc for your campaign. Please put me to work. I do web design and make SGU posters's my Twitpic -

    Happy to help!

    Oh I also added some definitions to What The Trend



    Cheers, Maryanne

  4. Oh yeah and I'm Chev from Joe's blog

    Cheers, Maryanne
    @imwebgurl / Chev

  5. also people remember to take a look at the trailer contest for this campaign around here

  6. Is SGU really doing that badly in the ratings? I am praying for a 3rd season!!! It is just starting to get really good. Plus I love all the actors on the show!

  7. @BenR

    Thanks for your support... right now.. just spread the word for tomorrow nights episode and be sure to tweet about it. Believe me when I say this will be a HUGE episode. Im hoping it might start an upward trend.. we only have a few episodes left to increase ratings... its all or nothing now!

    Anyways... we'll have more for you soon! Stay tuned!

    @My RVL Story

    Unfortunately yes, I do believe SGU is treading on thin ice... but the whole idea of the campaign is to prevent that ice from breaking! Spread the word and watch live!

    Thanks so much,
    SGU Awareness Staff