GREECE – Weird reports confirmed oikotimes’s actions for a meeting with Stefania on the upcoming arrival today at the Athens International Airpot. While the Greek-Dutch young singer farewells her boyfriend Jannes Heuvelmans, she is not aware of the games behind her back!
Been managed practically by the Dream Team for Eurovision, it seems that she is unaccessible by the Greek press. This comes as a surprise to the Dream Team as well, which always compensated the Greek media outlets no matter the artist they managed.
But it seems that the new ERT Eurovision team does not know the world of Eurovision, the world of Greek media and the world of diplomacy. One newly appointed Eurovision ERT team employee responsible for the communication of the artist with the outside world, has posed an embargo to the Greek media until Stefania appears on an afternoon ERT show (which has 2,5% average TV rates) and the primetime news on ERT which has 3,5% average TV rates.
OK, no harm so far, it’s their right to have their Eurovision participant first. But they strictly avoided to confirm which flight will bring Stefania to Athens, so the reporters cannot attend in the airport session (a common practice in Greece) and doesn’t give dates for 1-1 interviews.
Instead ERT is considering an open press conference in the premises of ERT Headquarters at Aghia Paraskevi, not keeping in mind that with the COVID-19 chaos in Athens, even an outdoor massive press conference is going to be at high risk for all of us and that we are expecting rain within the next week (it’s October, after all)!
Amateurism of this level makes us adjust our strategy for Eurovision 2021 coverage towards Greece, turning into ignoring the news from the delegation aside the basci information about the participating song.
It’s clear that despite new logo and new quality TV program, ERT remains amateur and protected in their own bubble, avoiding to interact once again (for 30 years now) with the private and commercial media outlets.
It’s Stefania guys, not Beyoncé!