Marketing Yourself for a TV Show (Survivor)

by WittyT
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Any Survivor fans out there?

Well, I live in Europe and I'd like to participate in the French version of Survivor. But so far, despite my many applications, I've never been called and never even passed the first screening process.

My question would be: how would YOU market yourself if you wanted to get on the show? Do you think that writing a blog or engaging people on the social networks would/could be a viable strategy?
  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Niah!!! :rolleyes:

    I am a big survivor fan, but wouldn't want to go on the show!

    Much easier to watch them suffer for a million, and make a million online!

    But as for suggestions, l would recommend thinking outside the box, that always seems to work for contests!


    Not sure about the social suggestions.

    It seems that they want people with interesting backgrounds, or personality's!


    So an example could be running your own mini Survivor show, with cats against dogs, and do the best job you can with voice-overs, and challenges.

    It could impress the judges so much they will give you a chance, if not, at least you will get big views on YouTube. l would certainly watch it!

    Or pay someone to carve an fake immunity idol, and say you will use it if selected.

    The possibilities are endless.

    Good luck.

    Shane
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    • Profile picture of the author WittyT
      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      Or pay someone to carve an fake immunity idol, and say you will use it if selected.
      Hehe, someone's been taking a page out of Bob Crowley's book
      Might make something out of this... Thanks.

      Any more suggestions?
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    I'm not so sure you can influence them by doing anything. They're looking for personality types more than anything. Anything from domineering to whiny and weak and sneaky. Just look at the characters that make it to these shows. I think what you've got to do is come across as one of the archetypal players. If you're not one of those, do your best at pretending to be one. Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author WittyT
      Yeah, that's pretty much what I think (I've tried portraying myself as a sneaky ******* who'd do anything to win, even though I'm quite the opposite in fact) but I'd like to believe I can do more than that.

      I don't want to just sit, wait and pray for the best. I want to do something about it even if it doesn't further my chances all that much

      So any idea would be welcome.

      Maybe if I could find a way to create something that would go viral, I could create some interest...

      Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      I'm not so sure you can influence them by doing anything. They're looking for personality types more than anything. Anything from domineering to whiny and weak and sneaky. Just look at the characters that make it to these shows. I think what you've got to do is come across as one of the archetypal players. If you're not one of those, do your best at pretending to be one. Good luck.
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      • Profile picture of the author Brandon Tanner
        I can't say I'm a big Survivor fan, but if I were trying to market myself for something like that, I'd buy a domain name like TheBestSurvivorCandidate.com, and put up a simple webpage about myself with a short video of me in it, a few pictures, and my bio, experiences, etc. Then send them a link to that page.

        I doubt they get too many applications that have a domain name like that on them, so I think the curiosity factor would at least get them to your site.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          I'd think making the cut is luck more than anything - being the right personality and physical "type" to form a group that is carefully calculated for potential interaction.

          My guess is they identify the makeup of the group they desire - start with a pool of potential players for each "personality/physical" type in that pre-determined group profile and then weed out from there.

          Being the one selected rather than one of the thousands rejected is probably not something you can engineer.
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          • Profile picture of the author WittyT
            Yes, unfortunately, I know that luck will play a major part, but I think that it will really come into play in the later stages of the selection process.

            What I'm trying to achieve, at first, is simply to pass through the 1st barrier Then, we'll see...


            Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

            I'd think making the cut is luck more than anything - being the right personality and physical "type" to form a group that is carefully calculated for potential interaction.

            My guess is they identify the makeup of the group they desire - start with a pool of potential players for each "personality/physical" type in that pre-determined group profile and then weed out from there.

            Being the one selected rather than one of the thousands rejected is probably not something you can engineer.
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        • Profile picture of the author WittyT
          Originally Posted by Brandon Tanner View Post

          if I were trying to market myself for something like that, I'd buy a domain name like TheBestSurvivorCandidate.com, and put up a simple webpage about myself with a short video of me in it, a few pictures, and my bio, experiences, etc.
          Nice one, Brandon! I was thinking about something along those lines. Create a site and maybe use what I know of internet marketing to get traffic on that page and exposure.

          The main problem I have is how to get fresh content to keep people coming back and help me spread the word... With niche sites, there's always a new keyword to write an article about, but for this type of site, hmm I dunno...
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  • Profile picture of the author WittyT
    Great suggestions so far.
    Any more ideas, guys?
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