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#1 cre8pc

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:51 PM

I got permission from Rand to share his news and decided to put in here, in his forum that's he's a moderator for, to help him celebrate.

Yes~!

On Valentine's Day, Rand and Geraldine's romantic TV engagement will be discussed. They fly out to Chicago next Monday to film the segment on Tuesday and he has the air confirmed for V-day.

I bet they show the hilarious video :)

Congratulations to Rand and "Mystery Guest".

You'll mention Cre8asiteforums right? :pieinface:

#2 Respree

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 07:28 PM

How cool is that. Congratulations Rand.

When I first saw the title of this thread, my immediate thought was "Why is Oprah interested in SEO?" :)

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 08:06 PM

Garrick -
I thought exactly the same thing. My, we HAVE gone mainstream with SEO, I was thinking :)

Well, congratulations, Rand. That's really something. Now, I hope you've told your fiancee about THIS show and aren't going to spring it on her. I imagine she's had quite enough surprises of that kind to last a lifetime.

I hope someone will YouTube it.

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 08:28 PM

That is superb. Congratulations, Rand and Mystery Guest.

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#5 iamlost

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 08:40 PM

Congratulations to Geraldine and to Rand.

The problem I see is the level of the occassion bar that Rand has set:
* proposal via Veronica Mars and national TV.
* valentines via Oprah and national TV.

* wedding via theDonald?
I can see the finger pointing and hear him say: 'you're married!'

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 09:22 PM

Uhhh!! That's so unreal. (somebody add "like, totally!" ...)

I'll have to figure out where this is... or how.... Or better, maybe someone can tape the show and put the relevant part on YouTube?

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 10:24 PM

Uhhh!! That's so unreal. (somebody add "like, totally!" ...)


Totally man. Groovy. Farout! Go Rand and Mystery Guest!
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I thought the same thing - Oprah is into SEO for some darn reason.

#8 JohnMu

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 06:54 AM

w00t!!!

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 12:58 PM

Ohhh this will be fun to watch. :D In a good way. :)

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 01:39 PM

That's very neat! Who's going to post it on YouTube??? :D

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#11 randfish

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 12:04 AM

Wow - thanks gang. We had the Oprah film crew spend 4 hours here this morning (before we went caucusing for our candidates of choice) and it was a bit surreal - the sad part is that TV, particularly of this type, is not interested in the real story - they're interested in creating a story that they think will fit their audience. The "coaching" of the producer made for some very odd tape - she literally just wanted me repeating what she said, not putting out the story as it is.

Ah well, it's fun, it makes for a great story, and it's exciting to share something like this with friends and family, even those who are far away :)

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 05:51 AM

Rand, well, maybe the taping of the Oprah show was not as exciting and as fun as you and the "missus" proposal/acceptances videos(!), but hopefully, (as Pierre points out), for us UK folks, someone will put it on You Tube, or record it so we can see :)

Is this the start of a long running love affair with the media as well? Are you contracted in with any multi-media organizations for births, baptisms, etc etc :)

HA! Good luck with everything. Life is funny - and you're working it well! :)

#13 kichus

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 07:47 AM

Congrats... that's great...

Someone please youtube it...

#14 randfish

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 12:07 PM

They won't show the video until Thursday (and we film the part on the actual show on Tuesday in Chicago - brrr), but I'm sure someone will YouTube it :)

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 05:16 PM

Yes please YouTube it. What a ride you guys are on. How are you going to top it for MG on Valentines Day Rand? :(

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 08:19 PM

Congrats Rand and Geraldine - awesome news!

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 01:13 AM

The first thing I thought about, when I saw the thread title was "Now that's a way to go mainstream with SEO!".

However, that's awesome, Rand. Sorry to have your story "produced", I am sure it's better, than what the producer described it to be. Btw, did you try offering some alternative wording "from a marketing perspective"?

Edited by A.N.Onym, 11 February 2008 - 01:14 AM.


#18 folex

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 06:02 AM

Congratulations Rand, that is very cool indeed. As others have posted, I had to do a double take with the title of this thread also.

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 11:12 AM

Ha! Congrats Rand, there's just no end to this amazing story :)

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 03:23 PM

The "coaching" of the producer made for some very odd tape - she literally just wanted me repeating what she said, not putting out the story as it is.


I bet. Nice to see things from that side though; one of those wake up calls about how what you see is made :)

#21 BillSlawski

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 05:17 PM

Looking forward to the show, Rand.

Congratulations!

#22 Mano70

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 04:18 AM

Congratulations Rand.

Somebody must get this on YouTube for us foreigners.

#23 IrishWonder

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 05:17 PM

:applause:
Good one Rand

As for "coaching": yes unfortunately that's what happens everywhere, I once wrote an article for a magazine and the editor left nothing of my original idea in there even, the whole point of the article was changed "to accomodate their readers" ffs! Kinda difficult to deal with once you get used to controlling your own content as a blogger hehe ;)

#24 cre8pc

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 04:50 PM

I just watched Rand and Geraldine on Oprah. They did an awesome job! They both looked terrific. It's the weirdest feeling watching friends on TV :D

They showed part of the engagement video and some tape of Rand at home, to help flesh out the story. There was no mention of who Rand is, or his company, or Cre8asiteforums (ha ha). They looked beautiful on stage, and naturals. Rand appeared calm and MG was delightfully shy. Both were clearly devoted to each other and laughing a lot! I just love Geraldine...she's such sunshine.

They did say their wedding is in Sept..14th? An exciting year for them.

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 07:34 PM

Thanks Kim! I'm thrilled to hear the show looked/sounded good :D Shockingly, neither Geraldine nor I recall being nervous - but it was certainly a very interesting experience to have been part of. I'll have to tell you all about it next time we get together :P

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 08:44 PM

I look forward to that. I have a bunch of questions...I was on Happy the Clown, a kids tv show, when I as about 3 or 4. That's it for my TV experience :D

You both looked and sounded perfect.

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 12:07 AM

Congrats Rand, cant wait to see it if it gets put online, dont forget to stick a link to it on here!



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