M&E Ad Campaign

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therudycometh
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M&E Ad Campaign

Post by therudycometh » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:29 am

Hello all,

Over the next few weeks, the M&E will be rolling out a new ad campaign covering just about every facet of our operations. You've already seen the first ad for the new locomotives:

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And today, we've released our second ad:

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Enjoy! As always, feedback is welcomed.
- Rudy Garbely
President, The Conrail Historical Society
Media & Communications, Operation Toy Train
President, The Garbely Publishing Company

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Re: M&E Ad Campaign

Post by Watchman318 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:58 pm

therudycometh wrote:And today, we've released our second ad:

"http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b63 ... _small.jpg"

Enjoy! As always, feedback is welcomed.
That link doesn't show up in your original post, but when I went to PM you about it, there was something there. I'll see if it shows up in this reply. Looks kinda like it got truncated from what Photobucket URLs usually are.

Edit: Nope, I had to delete the img tags and put it in quotes to make it show up at all.

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Re: M&E Ad Campaign

Post by therudycometh » Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:54 pm

Watchman318 wrote:That link doesn't show up in your original post, but when I went to PM you about it, there was something there. I'll see if it shows up in this reply. Looks kinda like it got truncated from what Photobucket URLs usually are.

Edit: Nope, I had to delete the img tags and put it in quotes to make it show up at all.
Very weird, as it shows up fine for me. At any rate, for those who can't see it above, here's the direct link to the ad: http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b63 ... _small.jpg
- Rudy Garbely
President, The Conrail Historical Society
Media & Communications, Operation Toy Train
President, The Garbely Publishing Company

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Re: M&E Ad Campaign

Post by ccutler » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:41 pm

From a hobbyist standpoint your ad campaign is a home run!

From a business standpoint it doesn't really do anything.

It might be better to have a client testimonial describing how your service:
1. delivers on-time
2. saves costs [for example $200,000 per year over comparable trucking costs, if true]
3. is client-friendly and flexible
4. helps solve logistics challenges

What do you think?

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Re: M&E Ad Campaign

Post by Watchman318 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:47 am

therudycometh wrote:Very weird, as it shows up fine for me. At any rate, for those who can't see it above, here's the direct link to the ad: http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b63 ... _small.jpg
That URL shows up okay, and works as a hyperlink, going right to the Photobucket page. But when I get there, the image is just a white square on the page. Clicking that square doesn't open or zoom the image.

Unless somebody else reports a problem, it might be just my computer, but all other img links have been okay.

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Re: M&E Ad Campaign

Post by therudycometh » Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:43 am

Today's ad release:

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- Rudy Garbely
President, The Conrail Historical Society
Media & Communications, Operation Toy Train
President, The Garbely Publishing Company

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Re: M&E Ad Campaign

Post by therudycometh » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:04 pm

ccutler wrote:From a hobbyist standpoint your ad campaign is a home run!

From a business standpoint it doesn't really do anything.

It might be better to have a client testimonial describing how your service:
1. delivers on-time
2. saves costs [for example $200,000 per year over comparable trucking costs, if true]
3. is client-friendly and flexible
4. helps solve logistics challenges

What do you think?
Thanks for the input.... there are some ads coming that will address some of those. Definitely something for us to consider though!
- Rudy Garbely
President, The Conrail Historical Society
Media & Communications, Operation Toy Train
President, The Garbely Publishing Company

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Re: M&E Ad Campaign

Post by Steve F45 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:29 am

Rudy, where are these ads being shown?

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Re: M&E Ad Campaign

Post by therudycometh » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:20 am

Steve F45 wrote:Rudy, where are these ads being shown?
Right now, online only. They'll be scattered around as we need them on a case-by-case basis.
- Rudy Garbely
President, The Conrail Historical Society
Media & Communications, Operation Toy Train
President, The Garbely Publishing Company

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New M&E Transload Facility!

Post by therudycometh » Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:16 pm

The Morristown & Erie is building a new transload facility! Check out this article about the new Troy Hills Road Bulk Transload Facility by Railway Age (http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/fre ... or-me.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) or visit our website at http://www.merail.com/troyhillsroad" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; for more details!

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- Rudy Garbely
President, The Conrail Historical Society
Media & Communications, Operation Toy Train
President, The Garbely Publishing Company

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Re: M&E Ad Campaign

Post by therudycometh » Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:17 pm

This came out today. More details in this thread: http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopi ... 4&t=157284" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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- Rudy Garbely
President, The Conrail Historical Society
Media & Communications, Operation Toy Train
President, The Garbely Publishing Company

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Re: M&E Ad Campaign

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:41 pm

Another good media form for these ads would be local newspapers in the Morris/Essex/Passaic areas.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.

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Re: M&E Ad Campaign

Post by therudycometh » Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:54 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:Another good media form for these ads would be local newspapers in the Morris/Essex/Passaic areas.
In the works.....
- Rudy Garbely
President, The Conrail Historical Society
Media & Communications, Operation Toy Train
President, The Garbely Publishing Company

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Re: New M&E Transload Facility!

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:19 pm

Has an opening date been set yet?
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.

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Re: New M&E Transload Facility!

Post by mandealco » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:29 pm

Hi Rudy
Where is the reefer heading in the photo?
Cheers
Steve
There's only one Alco in NZ. 8-(

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