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Postby JMT on 28 Apr 2017 16:51

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The New York Times wrote:Tickets ran from about $1,000 to $12,000, though a spokeswoman for the event told Vanity Fair it was possible to spend “in excess of $104,995” for add-ons.


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Postby benm3 on 28 Apr 2017 18:01

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Trying to convince a friend's firm here to start the class action.

The press alone from that making the rounds on the news would be worth it.
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Postby benm3 on 28 Apr 2017 18:15

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http://www.rollingstone.com/music/featu ... ve-w479502

'We were overwhelmed and just didn't have the foresight to solve all these problems,' organizer says. 'Next year, we will definitely start earlier'


I don't think talking about next year is the best of ideas right now.
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Postby Kamen on 28 Apr 2017 20:18

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benm3 wrote:Trying to convince a friend's firm here to start the class action.

The press alone from that making the rounds on the news would be worth it.

Please do.

Check out the class action against Dick Clark, Ed Mcmahon, and American Family Publishers as a way to go after all the Instagram models who promoted this thing. That's where the publicity and money are at.
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Postby Cool1g on 28 Apr 2017 22:46

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I wonder if Tableist has any $ exposure since they sold the tix/packages...
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Postby benm3 on 29 Apr 2017 03:51

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Kamen wrote:
benm3 wrote:Trying to convince a friend's firm here to start the class action.

The press alone from that making the rounds on the news would be worth it.

Please do.

Check out the class action against Dick Clark, Ed Mcmahon, and American Family Publishers as a way to go after all the Instagram models who promoted this thing. That's where the publicity and money are at.


Interesting. Going after "Fyre" themselves likely won't get much, but the millions they paid out to the "influencers" for promotion -- some in the 250-300K range -- might be worth pursuing. Only one of them actually did what the FTC requires by tagging the post as an "ad". Another actually deleted her original Instagram post but people kept their screenshots of it.
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Postby TechJunkie on 29 Apr 2017 08:06

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FYI: The FTC does not require the "#ad" hashtag. Their guidelines suggest full disclosure, that's all. (I'm responsible for dozens of marketing social media posts per day.)

This Fyre thing could have been a Black Mirror episode. Like Nosedive, but more about the gap between social media reality and real reality. The product that Fyre was trying to sell was the idea that you can pull up a photo from the Rich Kids of Instagram and step into the world in the picture. But even the kids in the Rich Kids of Instagram don't really live in that fantasy reality. Disappointment at the real reality of the festival was inevitable from the start.
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Postby Cool1g on 29 Apr 2017 13:29

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TechJunkie wrote:FYI: The FTC does not require the "#ad" hashtag. Their guidelines suggest full disclosure, that's all. (I'm responsible for dozens of marketing social media posts per day.)

This Fyre thing could have been a Black Mirror episode. Like Nosedive, but more about the gap between social media reality and real reality. The product that Fyre was trying to sell was the idea that you can pull up a photo from the Rich Kids of Instagram and step into the world in the picture. But even the kids in the Rich Kids of Instagram don't really live in that fantasy reality. Disappointment at the real reality of the festival was inevitable from the start.


i just saw this past week or so the FTC is now requiring however you disclose its an 'ad' or promotion that it must be in the 1st 3 lines of the text on the instagram post as people many times don't click on the 'more' part to read the rest... so you can't bury the fact its an ad where its not seen...
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Postby pod on 29 Apr 2017 14:34

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http://www.miami.com/miami-nightlife/st ... ad-159270/
Avoiding that scene and ditching their connections to Exuma, models Shanina Shaik and Olivia Pierson instead partied Thursday at Miami hot spot ORA, where they saw Fat Joe perform a post Billboard Latin Awards set for the well-heeled crowd.


No idea who they are but apparently it's a thing. A lot of people just ended up here.
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Postby benm3 on 29 Apr 2017 15:43

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pod wrote:http://www.miami.com/miami-nightlife/stars-flee-12000-fyre-festival-and-party-at-ora-instead-159270/
Avoiding that scene and ditching their connections to Exuma, models Shanina Shaik and Olivia Pierson instead partied Thursday at Miami hot spot ORA, where they saw Fat Joe perform a post Billboard Latin Awards set for the well-heeled crowd.


No idea who they are but apparently it's a thing. A lot of people just ended up here.


Lots of the hotels were apparently busy. Some of my bartender pals were inundated with Fyre festival people.

This is what happens when 3 kids running a start-up try to apply the Lean startup "fail fast" mentality in running a major festival. You can see it clear as day with the "it took on a life of it's own" quote from the main founder guy.

Utterly stupid thing to say as it's just a weak attempt to absolve him and his team of actual responsibility.
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