By Operation Zero / May 31st, 2014
NOTE: This article is from the oprainfall Campaign Hub, written by an independent campaign, and hosted on the oprainfall website. The opinions herein may not represent the opinions of oprainfall.
Hi everyone! As you all know, we at Operation Zero are planning our first write-in/call-in to Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe. This event is scheduled for the week of June 16 – 20, literally right after all the events of E3 are done. You’ll note that we’re taking a slightly different approach in how we go about this; there is good reason behind it. Please allow me to explain.
If we were to dedicate a deadline day to all time zones in North America, and possibly Europe too, it makes keeping track of things too much for all in the community to bear. That means we’d have to coordinate sending letters across several different time zones and (in the case of Europe) across the world. With this new format, we don’t need to worry about this anymore. We can all take our time, do what we need to do, and get our letters out and our calls in by the last day of the aforementioned week.
With that being said, we have but a few simple rules for everyone to follow. This will apply to our current write-in/call-in campaign as well as any future campaigns we intend to do of this nature.
1. Be polite – Remember, we’re not just writing for ourselves. We’re writing for all Fatal Frame fans, and as such, we need to act accordingly. That means we should try and keep ranting and cursing at a minimum both in our letters and especially when speaking to a representative on the phone.
2. Say thank-you – This is important, especially if you’re talking to a representative. Remember, you’re representing not just yourselves, but our campaign group as a whole. The least we can do after talking to someone from Nintendo is to thank them for their time.
3. Be creative – If you want to send in artwork or photos of your collection of games, feel free to do so. In fact, it is highly encouraged that you all show us your chops. There aren’t any rules on what you can or can’t submit, but make sure your artwork is tasteful and fits the Fatal Frame universe.
4. Be specific – The goal of this campaign is to endorse enthusiasm for the upcoming Fatal Frame Wii U title. Make sure you present this goal in both your calls and in your letters, otherwise Nintendo may not get the message we’re attempting to convey.
5. Keep a positive attitude – Let’s try and put our personal feelings towards Nintendo aside during this campaign. Regardless of how dissatisfied you might be with them, this is a professional campaign. Negative attitudes or approaches will reflect poorly upon not just our campaign, but the Fatal Frame fanbase as a whole. I cannot stress how important this is, as it will affect our mobility moving forward.
We at Operation Zero want you all to know that we’re very excited to start this campaign, and we look forward to seeing what response Nintendo will give us. Remember, don’t be discouraged; any response is a good response, even if it’s nothing at all. This campaign is to increase our exposure, to let Nintendo know we exist, and let them know what our intentions are. Any and all contributions are helpful, no matter how big or small. One call or one letter is all it takes to make all the difference in the world. We can only make this happen as a group—not as individuals. Let’s see to it our message gets through. As always, we encourage all of you to like Operation Zero’s Official Facebook Page.
Contact Information for Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe will be listed here:
Nintendo of America
C/O Satoru Iwata
4600 150th Ave. NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Contact Form: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/webform/
Nintendo Customer Support
C/O Satoru Shibata
PO Box 952
Phone:+44 (0)845 60 50 247
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