Viewers of the Hallmark Channel and its sibling Hallmark Movies & Mysteries have achieved “fandemonium” status. This deep bond between fans, networks and stars alike also has a digital age Frank Capra-esque unity about it…
Fans understand that in a time dominated by cynicism and despair, the Hallmark universe offers shelter from a dark storm. Hallmark reminds us all of something that doesn’t get the press it used to…our humanity.
Many viewers chat daily about Hallmark via social media. They watch together. It’s like a giant, welcoming club where the only membership fee is goodwill. They also talk to enthusiastic stars of Hallmark movies and series this way as well. And the connection doesn’t stop there…
If Hallmark is the “Heart of TV”, they seem to understand that the “heart of Hallmark” is the viewer. Bill Abbott, President & CEO Hallmark Channel/Hallmark Movie; Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President Programming & Network Publicity, and Pam Slay, Senior Vice President TV also regularly communicate with fans across social media. Unusual? Yes. Valued? You bet.
Original movies (holiday, mystery, romance & more), original series (When Calls the Heart, Good Witch, Chesapeake Shores), daytime’s Home & Family and classic series offer a glide path to escape. Fans know that smiles, laughs, happy tears, romance, love, mystery, redemption and hope are always moments away…and in the capable hands of beloved, familiar and new acting talents.
Now, is it all “Fan Eden”? Nooooo. Some fans don’t venture outside of familiar circles. You won’t be disloyal to your favorite(s) if you also earn frequent Twitter & Facebook points on other Hallmark fare as well. Not only that, you’ll add to your friend and follow base too! Why be a ripple in a pond, when you can splash? Speaking of “why”… Why do people “like” something on Facebook and not share it? Why do they, “favorite” something on Twitter, but not retweet or respond to it? Let’s face it, a “like” or a “favorite” is akin to nodding to someone across a crowded room. Does anyone notice?… Be honest… C’mon, say it with me…no one notices! And so, a remedy…
Below is a PRIMER for the benefit of EVERYONE in the Hallmark universe and for future Hallmark devotees as well. With this information you can belong to all fan pages, “friend” & “follow” stars, executives, and a vast array of UltraFans and Superfans. UltraFans initiate/maintain Facebook fan pages, live tweeting updates on Twitter, share programming announcements, special deals on series/movies, blogs, etc. In short, they really go the extra mile by being great fans who also do administrative tasks and blogging. They are VITAL to being plugged-in! SuperFans are VERY engaged & similar to UltraFans and they are in on all social media activity, events and more.
I’m posting Twitter handles here because they’re concise. If you want to friend someone on Facebook as well, send them a request directly. IF I LEFT YOUR NAME OUT below, tweet a link of this piece with @hallmarkchannel/ @hallmarkmovie #SuperFan, then add #YouForgotMe! Everyone who sees it will know to “follow”, “friend” and say hi…and to publicly shame me for leaving you out. We’ll raise your profile to make up for it! One other thing, EVERYONE wins when you follow ALL the stars, ALL the network execs, ALL the friends of Hallmark, and ALL of each other. Spend a half hour getting your Twitter and Facebook follower base updated. Here goes…
@billabbottHC * @MichelleVicar * @pamslay * @hallmarkchannel * @hallmarkmovie @DailyChesapeake @WCTH_TV
HALLMARK SERIES & MOVIE SERIES STARS + PRODUCERS & OTHER FAN FAVORITES
This is NOT in ANY order. This random approach forces you to read all names. You’ll just have to follow them all! They are ALL quite nice and gracious, some exceptionally so…
@BarbaraNiven (exemplary tweeter & very kind to fans…and animals) * @LoriLoughlin (another special nod for twitter fan engagement…aces) * @erinkrakow (also quite engaging with fans…) * @jessemetcalfe * @reallycb (always kind to fans) * @DLissing * @meghanOryBra * @DailyChesapeake * @BrookeBurns * @AndieMacDowell3 (always kind to fans)* @Rtreatwilliams * @candacecbure * @thelisadurupt * @CameronMathison * @DylanNealStudio * @Ali_Sweeney * @Hoganfilm * @J_wimbles * @boxleitnerbruce * @loretta_walsh * @MPCA_Film * @AxelrodEttProds * @G_Panton * @jessemetcalfe * @danicamckellar (another engaging fan fave) * @terylrothery * @JackWagnerhpk * @HuttonPascale * @brennan_elliott * @BaileeMadison (fan engaging) * @RhysMatthewBond * @LisaBrewer18 * @MossJesse * @BrookeShields * @Jesse_Hutch * @EmmaJeanMitt * @DebbieGibson * @Lori_P22 * @josiebissett @KateDrummond * @_MarkHumphrey_ * @emilyjtennant * @VanessaMarcilM * @lacijmailey * @Diane_Ladd * @EmilieUllerup * @IamLaceyChabert * @RealEvaBourne * @HomeandFamilyTV * @marksteines * @iamdebbiem * @themarcusrosner * @rachelboston * @kristintbooth * @RealCrystalLowe * @TheRealMarilu * @SpenceSebastian * @TheOnlyEdAsner * @Cloris_Leachman *
HALLMARK CHANNEL/HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES ULTRAFANS, HALLMARK FRIENDS, AND SUPERFANS
Once again, NOT in any order…you’ll have to read and FOLLOW ALL! I will be leaving out thousands of names. When you cluster in your own circles, you aren’t seen by as many and you don’t grow your following. Let’s fix that. Here are a lot of names to follow, but only a drop in the bucket…
ULTRAFANS (a tip of the hat to all for their added efforts)
@LisaColang (#UltraFan, tireless Hallmark Universe supporter & admin on multiple fan pages, series & movies) * @Debdebbailey (#UltraFan, Mega-Heartie, activities, Hearties fan page admin, all around fan) * @ruthhill74 (#UltraFan, star interviews, reviewer, blogger: http://mydevotionalthoughts.net/) * @meeker_lori * (#UltraFan and multiple fan pages admin across the Hallmark Universe) * @staceym1814 (Hallmark Movies fan page admin & all around fan) * @TiffanyWxo (Hallmark Movies fan page admin/all around fan) * @BethP9999 (admin & all around fan) * @ladava (admin & all around fan) * @aflink27 (Admin and all around fan) * @sassylibrarian (admin)
FRIENDS OF HALLMARK (if not SuperFans, they actively share SuperFan Tweets & Hallmark Content – Follow ALL!)
@morgfair (has starred in Hallmark Channel productions, and shares tweets), @SusanBlakely (should star in some Hallmark productions, supportive with tweets), @LAStory (home of this site, great lifestyle/entertainment support including all Hallmark programming: http://la-story.com/) * @Eatsystyle (British actress, fan of Hallmark content across the pond, tweets/RT’s Hallmark related) * @writetobrandon (actor, avid retweeter of Hallmark stuff) * @waynesellsla (retweets Hallmark related from SuperFans) * @DrJimmyStar (most watched podcast on the internet & a retweeter) * @RickPamplin (cinematographer & generous with retweets) * @MavrocksGirl (phenom Talent Manager, retweets Hallmark related)
HALLMARK CHANNEL/HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES SUPERFANS (The CORE audience! – Follow ALL!)
* @DianaHearties * @farley551 * @kohernRN * @KathyHelms4 *@scooper1230 (#Hearties admin) * @kiwigirl3 * * @Nicole5Wheeler * @BJCoyne1 * @Braz63PT * @kattv1954 * @youthette * @TenganD * @cookingupfun55 * @annepaisley1 * @cyndergator * @audreyandray * @shermwolfe (writer) * @_Elizabeth79 * @biogeek7 * * @cohen1232 * @lmwann * @chrisgalke1 * @gypsiny * @MelkeBranding *@christycrump * @GailQuiros * * @CamilleEide* @Hollyn8188 * @KarenThomasKT * @ann_ridge * @RobinTucker1234 * @yankeefan017 * * @ItCanBePurple * @RLambertBrand * @Nicolegiardell2 * @kelliefogg * @bizeemom62 *@rlplate * @fergjkc * *@awonderfulmovie * @maryteachesmath * @Clovergerl * @Louisealpha1 * * @FriendsforJesus * @MKL712 * * @KristanKey * @janettemsu * @nthomas1231 * @Fuze83 * @LuLuSixter * @KarenWRN * @Arkgeek * * @dm_lunsford * @Fysal1Page * @amack7 * @HotsonJoanne * @MPCA_Film * @denise_yorty * @emeyer2610 * * @BobbiShutte * @puggy123 * @manliusclerk * @Bridget03 * @AnjaAnjanewmann * @uoalea * @ft_mead * @MarisaCorser (#Hearties admin) * MsAmyole * @momnesiac * @AllysonLapp (#Hearties admin) *@1heartie * * @brbird (Exec Prod, WCTH) * @laurardh88 * @VetterTrudy * @jill_bourne * @BurginMichelle * @GKomlos * * @GConnDi *@michmiktus * @LtlPixie*@JMKFN * @lauricequing * @LabBreeder * @smitycrochet * * @Lander5045 *@Trisharine * @veggijess * @jdghitis * @janettemsu * @JoTracy6167 * @NancyProvenzan1 * * @marieil0717 * @charming567 * @KarenWRN * @gracemelodies10 * @Kellykoop * @AliceB820 * @Cel140 * @islandgirl_024 * @greenlt747 * @blackstonej * @Wende_02 * @AAngels132 * @CyberChris1985 * @jaclevine * @RoyallyTiara * @ladycathleigh * @mustangcrazy78 * @Miyokoheartie * @branlzh81 * @ckhenrich * @Coley_29 * @MsSpitfire66 * @wannaseeireland *@ElizabethR510 * @JejeElias *@JesusWyTrthLf * @AuntDawn1910 * * @tvmoviesparks88 * @Diane_Fab * @jerrycolangelo * @StephanieBahr11 * @lozanodelma * @kimbalee219 * * @nattatonka * @HeartieDee * @JMKFN * @HeartiesHFR * @SandsTonya * @mcgee_suzanne * @lababula * @135Enigma * @TamaraBurksBrew * @WHENCALLSTHEART * @EvergreenEileen * @kiwanisb * @hightechcs * * @OrbitMonkey (alt rock band…lots of Hallmark universe fans including Barbara Niven) * @angelinacooll * @jeanwagain * pam_001 * @RudyOrangeNBlue * @lizjaclyn23 * @BeTheBuddah * @RPopBox * @DeaGig139 * @jmgerhart * @MarybethMkprudz * @AlamedaDowning * @RedsledDan * @MarthaMoonWater (Executive Producer, Signed, Sealed, Delivered) * @SchweetMoe * @KPiokathy * @KarenRentz2 * @KnoxJanet * @SusanSchlatter * @donna_bredeck * @msearcy08 * @Hearties4Change * @CarolynShoopman * @L_J_milt * @INTN69 * @SharonStark74 * @mawmawshelley * @TennisChik * @jax064 * @dstracker (Good Witch admin) *@Jaguarfan93 * @nlew_lim * @gianna_rahmani * @Susieblue19 * @vikkisue * @mdelaney78 * @mekenson * @Huntbev08 * @LC_McWhirt * @AmyLathen * bella_diva1980 * @marsupial524 * @pglanders55 *
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