Pam lookin' great
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Tensions between humans and vampires are running high in season 4 of True Blood following Russell Edgington’s on-air antics. Politicians are telling their constituents not to trust vampires, and, understandably, the vampires are trying to get out the message that they are as different from each other as humans are. I think Eric is the perfect vamp to deliver that message in the promo below. Mesmerized by his heavage, I would believe just about anything he said. (Bill at a ribbon-cutting ceremony sporting politician hair, on the other hand? Not at all.)
Eager to harness some of the social-media activity around shows "True Blood" and "Game of Thrones," HBO is launching a site to generate conversation and interaction. HBO Connect is debuting with a section prompting hungry "True Blood" fans to link up in advance of the show's return in late June.
The vampire show's TBwithdrawal.com microsite allows easier connections via Twitter hashtags, one of which is #waitingsucks, and other functions.
With conversation and connections flying all over the Web about its series, HBO is hoping to toss in some marketing messages. One of the goals is to offer a "second screen" experience, where viewers can use the site while watching. Users can log in via their Facebook and Twitter accounts and use capabilities such as "Pulse," which provides easy real-time access to popular HBO-related discussion topics and content.
There is also "Feed," which grabs all social-media content about a series, allowing interaction with Twitter feeds and each other.