YES, The Coupon Campaign Continues!!!
MORE IMPORTANT EVER!

Mail in YOUR coupon TODAY!

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This Cable/Satellite Coupon Campaign will do what
Nielsen & Mickey Mouse can't:  COUNT SOAP FANS!

We need to help production companies convince investors and ad networks that if they put their financing behinds soap operas and air them, we will come!  Things did not work out for Prospect Park (see our News page) but this does NOT have to be the end if we all come together!

In order to do something to turn the tide in the decline of soaps we have to begin by proving there remains a demand for quality scripted serial programming. It's a tall order and we believe we can do it!  When that demand is created, advertisers, production companies and networks take notice - it is that simple.  Please go to the following LINK,  print out the coupon: go to print set-up or print preview and select the "landscape" option, clip, and fill it out with the name of your cable provider, plus your name and address and mail it to New Home for Soaps at the address on the far left side of the coupon.

We encourage you to print out and share extra coupons with other soap lovers and encourage them to do the same. Feel free to collect several completed coupons and mail them together in one envelope.  If you own a business, put the coupons in your business. Ask your hairstylist if you can put the coupons in his/her salon. You need to e-mail every person you know who watches or used to watch soap operas and tell them to print and mail the coupon too. Get the word out to as many people as you can . Think outside the box. Our goal is 10,000 coupons and we already have over 9,000.  Each coupon represents 100 viewers.
 

STAND UP AND BE HEARD! Now is the time for all soap fans to band together in a determined effort to find the soap genre a new home. If not now...WHEN? If not you...WHO?  Let us show just what
GHH Members and Soap Fans are made of. Time to REPRESENT! Get hustling!
 

For more information about this effort, go to:  http://sudz.tv/
All  fans sites and fans are encouraged to get involved today!
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 If you miss GH, watch it on Soapnet tonight, or watch it via TiVo or DVR within three days of the original broadcast.  Stand up and be counted!

 Remember...keep watching ALL three soaps and thank their sponsors, your local affiliates and cable  stations for supporting the soap genre.  Tell them you are watching your soaps and want to see them continue.  Be polite and gracious.

BOYCOTT "THE CHEW"!!!

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All My Children, One Life to Live, As the World Turns, Guiding Light, Passions, Port Charles, The City and Another World.  Over the past fifteen years, all these shows have gone by the wayside.  I was sad when they were canceled, but I didn't do anything. 

This is not an attitude that any soap fan can afford to have anymore.  With the cancellation of All My Children and One Life to Live, there will only be four soap operas left on network televisions.  At one time, there were twenty! So even if neither of these soaps are your show, we as soap fans need to stand up and be heard!  Since Passions was canceled in 2007, there has been a domino effect going on in the world of daytime drama.  If we sit back and let All My Children and One Life to Live go down without a fight, then there is a 25% chance that the next domino will be your show if neither of these two are.  It is time for fans of daytime drama to unite and fight back.  No matter what shows you watch or what network they are on, we need to fight for these two shows.  We need to stop the cancellation epidemic that is killing the genre.

So please, make a stand for daytime drama while there is still a chance.  If you don't, we are looking at a future of cheap, generic afternoon programming. The rich history and tradition of daytime drama is being strangled by corporate apathy.  Yet we are the consumers.  They believe that we are apathetic as well and will sit back and be happy with whatever product is the least expensive for them to put out.  But without the consumer they have no business.  So we as the consumers need to band together and object.  It will only take a little bit of time but if we can turn the tide and stop the cancellation of these two long-running and beloved dramas, we can keep the genre and the shows we love alive.

First and foremost, support the soap operas.  Don't stop watching because they are ending. Don't boycott ABC's daytime drama schedule as long as they continue to air.  In fact, consider adding AMC and OLTL as well as the other daytime dramas to the shows you watch.  Encourage your friends to tune in too.
If you miss your soaps during the day...watch them on ABC.com or your Tivo/DVR within 24 hours of its airing so you will be counted in the ratings!


Second, write.  Don't just email or call, write. There are approximately 10 million daytime viewers across the networks. If those viewers each sit down and write one letter each to Robert Iger, CEO of Disney; Anne Sweeney, President of Disney/ABC Television and Brian Frons, President of Daytime, that will be a pile of letters that they can not ignore.  And having those letters physically arrive at the studios will have an impact that a full email box or jammed voice mail will not have.  The letters will be right there where they can actually see the support that these shows have. And writing 3 letters can be done in an hour or less and will cost less than $2.00.  A small price to pay in time and energy to keep our beloved soaps on the air.
Please send personal letters.  Let these detached executives know who you are and why the shows are important to you.  In the case of Mr. Iger, let him know that the cancellation of these shows leaves a bad taste for the Disney name in your mouth.  Remind him that there are other vacation options like Universal Studios and Six Flags, other options to purchase for their licensed items and other movie choices you can make.  The Disney brand is important to this man, so let him know that canceling the soaps, a tradition passed on in families, damages your perception of that brand. After all, who would want to put their children on an attraction at a park or buy them a toy, or have them watch the Disney, Jr. channel (Soap Net's coming replacement), when they are made by a company that values cheapness in production over quailty?

The addresses to write to are below.  Whether it is a long detailed letter or just a short note, it is showing these executives that the soaps are important and that there is support for them out there.  Let them know that there are shows similar to the planned replacement shows already on, and during the same time slot as the soap operas, and you choose not to watch them.  Tell them you will continue to choose not to watch this type of programming even if that is what ABC is offering.  Tell them you will be contacting their sponsors to inform them that you will not be watching the replacement shows.  It is time to turn the tide back in favor of the viewers who have supported these networks and their daytime programming for decades.  Write To ABC and Disney:

Robert A. Iger
President and CEO
Walt Disney Company
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Mail Stop 1062
Burbank, CA 91521
Iger's assistant is Stephanie, phone number is 818-560-8701  her email is stephanie.voltz@disney.com

Anne X. Sweeney
President
ABC Television Network
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Brian Frons
President
ABC Daytime Programming
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521



Boycott NON Soap Opera programming on ABC Daytime!

Next, contact your local ABC affiliates and let them know that you will not be watching the Soap Opera's replacement shows.  Tell them that you will only watch Soap Opera programming in that time slot and will be switching to a station that is airing soaps at that time as soon as All My Children and One Life To Live are gone.  Here is the most up to date contact info on local ABC affiiates, direct from ABC itself:   http://site.abc.go.com/site/localstations.html
Feel free to use points from this press release.  Their voices are important to the network, without them ABC has no way of bringing their products to the audience.  For more helpful tips, see, "HOW TO APPROACH LOCAL ABC AFFILIATES".

Then, contact the advertisers* and tell them the same thing.  Thank them for their support of Soap Operas over the years. Remind them that it is women who buy their products and what you want to see during the day is Soap Operas.  Tell them you will not be watching any programs that replace current Soap Operas, nor will you buy products from businesses that sponsor the replacement programming.  Urge them to support efforts to keep  Daytime Soap Operas on the air as Hoover is doing.  Discourage advertising on any ABC/Disney program other than the three ABC soaps. Some of ABC's major daytime advertisers follow below (everything in blue in clickable):

Proctor & Gamble

Dave McCracken
NA MDO External Relations
One Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-983-6248
Email: mccracken.ds@pg.com

Marie-Laure Salvado
Director, External Relations North America MDO
One Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-893-7643
Email: Salvado.ml@pg.com
Fax: 513-945-4412

Gerri Cunnigan
NA MDO External Relations
One Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-983-0816
Email: cunnigan.ge@pg.com

Kimberly Clark
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
PO Box 619100
Dallas, TX 75261-9100
Phone: 972-281-1200
Fax: 972-281-1490
http://www.kimberly-clark.com/contact-us.aspx

Colonial Penn
Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company
399 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19181
Phone: 1-877-877-8052

Sears
Mailing:
Sears National Customer Relations
3333 Beverly Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Customer Service #: 1-800-349-4358

Kellogg's
Consumer Affairs Number: 800-962-1413

Subway
Subway Franchise Headquarters
325 Bic Drive
Milford, CT 06460 USA
Tel.(203) 877-4281 / (800) 888-4848

Claritin
1-800-CLARITIN

Home Depot
1-800-553-3199

Red Lobster
Corporate HQ:
5900 Lake Ellenor Drive
Orlando, FL 32809
(407) 245-4000

General Mills
1-800-446-1898

1-763-764-7600*

Dunkin' Donuts
1-800-859-5339*
Twitter: @DunkinDonuts



SPECIAL THANKS TO:
The Hoover (vacuum) company who has set up a special email address:
SaveTheSoaps@Hoover.com, to help pull together the mass emotional outpouring of support for our beloved ABC soaps and get it to their contacts at ABC. Please, send your emails to them and they promise to get every, single last one of them to ABC.

(See the GHH News page for more on this.)
Say thank you by buying their vacuums, vacuum bags, and filters!


Ask your cable provider to JUST SAY NO to Disney Junior as Soap Net's replacement. AND, ask cable providers to bring on another cable soap network. If enough cable customers make the plea, there will be a company to come forward with a soap cable channel.

Finally, let's not forget Disney's Board of Directors.
  If thousands of angry soap fans suddenly decided to boycott their products, how would they feel about canceling the soaps.  Board members who run or are on the board of other companies who you can contact are:



Steve Jobs
Apple, Inc.
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: 408.996.1010

Fred H. Langhammer
Estee Lauder
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153
Phone: 212-572-4200

Aylwin B. Lewis
Potbelly Sandwich Works
222 Merchandise Mart Plz
23rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 951-0600
Monica C. Lozano
impreMedia, LLC
700 S. Flower Street, Suite 3000
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 622-8332

Robert W. Matschullat
The Clorox Company
1221 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 271-7000

Robert W. Matschullat
Visa Inc.
Visa Inc
900 Metro Center Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
Phone: 650-432-3200
Fax: 650-432-7436

Please take a few minutes to write and support the soaps.  Do not assume that YOUR favorite soap is safe, and that includes General Hospital.  Once they are gone, they will be gone forever.

 


 
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