Tuesday, January 02, 2018

TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! PITCH IS GONNA SUCK THANKS TO OWNERSHIP BY ADVERT DUO!!!



Our KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY called it and now it's news fact . . .

Remember that we warned of a sponsored content advertorial gambit last year . . . And now it's new fact . . .

KCUR: Kansas City Natives Buy Alternative Magazine The Pitch

Hint at our journalistic insight . . .

"New Pitch owners Stephanie and Adam Carey say they plan to keep the magazine "extremely focused on Kansas City journalism." The pair, who both graduated from high school in Johnson County, tout their personal connection to the metro area and to the magazine itself. The pair refers to Stephanie Carey as a "long-time reader of the publication."

About this Carey Media, LLC . . .

"Proven business development and marketing professionals with extensive experience in high profile and national brand campaigns."

Translation: The ownership is focused on advertising and not journalism.

Sadly, on this front they've already been outflanked by local marketing rags like Feast and so many others willing to shill content for a buck.

Fact is, The Pitch hasn't been relevant for at least 3 years and we've been rooting for their return into the fray of the local discourse.

From experience we know that marketing peeps get bored with this endeavor as soon as they realize that small biz would rather give their money to social media than local marketers.

In fairness, here's the upbeat take on the tragic Pitch swapping.

And then the take from the KC Biz Journal: A quick questionnaire for The Pitch's new owners

And so . . . Another Dead-Tree outlet fades into the past as our blog community continues its mission of AWESOME.

Developing . . .

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh no, it's going to be a great triumph of journalism.

Maybe even as good as a blog.

Just wait and see!

Dan Hicks/Hot Licks said...

Is this still gonna be my go to print publication to find out where the hottest rock and roll bands are playing around town?

Anonymous said...

^^^ You could probably just follow the FB feed for the Bridge, that guy puts up a better listing than they do.

https://twitter.com/concertchris?lang=en

Anonymous said...

Lmfao.. you've got to be joking, hottest rock and roll bands do not play in Kansas City. Kansas City has no A clubs we got a couple solid B clubs a bunch of C clubs.

Anonymous said...

If they don't have Barb Shelly writing for the Pitch, it will be great step forward.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Excellent point.

Anonymous said...

Suck compared to what? So-called Kansas City citizen Media or Internet bloggers? Give me a frigging break. Pitch would have to suck like an F5 tornado to out suck those two.

Anonymous said...

You come across some buzzword website bullshit and declare it the holy gospel? Amazing.

But it probably REMAINS TO BE SEEN, right?

Greedo said...

Everything sucks 2018? Negativity breeds negativity and it's good for nothing.

Pitch is still better than Feast.

Outshines 435 and all of the other b.s. "magazines" in Kansas City.

I will withhold judgement until I see what they do.

They have a great talent pool to chose from and some great writers have worked for their publication. Looking forward to see what they can do.

Anonymous said...

I love the Pitch.

Like that they are holding on! Bully for them.

W.R. Nelson said...

So it finally happened, Barb Shelly killed another paper.

Anonymous said...

Hey, does this mean I can expect a post about this two weeks from now from "the wildman" claiming that he invented the Pitch and they should take his advice even though he washes cars for a living now? That should be fun.

Good grief said...

YOU are a dumb-ass but you crack me up. Are you a member of TKC? Because you sound like a d-bag. Lulz.

Anonymous said...

So it'll suck...this blog sucks too. Just varying degrees of suckitude separate both.

Real KC said...

But you're reading this blog. Methinks u suck too!

Anonymous said...

Almoste everybody who reads pitch is faggot anyway. As longas they have at least one or two faggot articles it will be ok with the readers.

Anonymous said...

^^^^"Almoste"? "longas" Jesus dude, if you're going to be a hateful ass, at least be a literate one.

Retro ROCKER said...

Tony can do an op,ed.They can find good investigative reporter's. Start with Central Missouri Grads. And you're paper won't survive unless you have over two hundred thousand readers. If you are a Advertiser,you want maximum exposure. If no response to the ad's. They will not advertise again.

Anonymous said...

Fucking idiots. If these two dipshit JoCos would realize that in order to save The Pitch they need to put a sole focus on CONTENT rather than freaking advertisements. It's like with Star Wars: Let's undermine its legacy to hopefully reap in more profit. Definitely not going to happen in 2018. Print died during the Great Recession of '08. To keep afloat, the rag is in dire need of some hard-hitting journalism. The shit they are known for: Exposes, investigative pieces, interesting profiles, etc. Plus, ironically, The Pitch is known for its seedy ads. Yeah, let's change them to make our new paper more mass-appealing. LOL. The Pitch is over. The Czar at the beginning of the next decade too. Mark my words.

Anonymous said...

You mean The Pitch won't have great articles like this anymore?

https://www.pitch.com/news/article/20572966/louie-wright-union-head-sues-tony-botello-for-defamation

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^ and funnily enough, TKC said this blog is the beacon for free speech and here you are posting comments anonymously. I notice the Pitch doesn't permit the same. smh.

Anonymous said...

True, most people who read Pitch are indeed homosexuals, but they usually know how to spell.

Anonymous said...

I love the pitch. They make my nipples hard.


But their advertising shiz don't impress me. Truth is they've been trying that for at least two years and it hasn't worked.

Anonymous said...

Bring back Charles or GTFO!

Super Dave said...

^^^^^What they said is fact no doubt

Anonymous said...

I hope they put INK out of business.

Anonymous said...

+1 ^^^

Anonymous said...

In other words the Pitch may not continue to be a left wing, dingaling, shitflake rag so now it sucks...uh huh!