WEST END AND DANCE MAT FEVER GRIPS BRITAIN THANKS TO REALITY TV SHOWS Tuesday 3 June 2008 PDF Print Sales over the weekend of singing and dancing related console games and equipment have reached an all time high as members of the public dream of becoming the next George Sampson or Jodie Prenger, with over four times as many units being sold when compared to the same time last month. In an even more surprising revelation, the purchase of West End tickets has increased by over 260% in the last month alone according to the UK’s largest online discount retail site. As viewing figures of the weekend’s TV finals showed, the British public have a huge interest in the talent of the nation. Thousands more people have decided to visit the West End, and the success stories of otherwise average people have also inspired over four times as many individuals to search for and buy dance related products online than any other time in a bid to have fun and get involved. Theatre shows will see a huge increase of attendees according to the search statistics, which shows that ticket purchases have improved by 263% compared to last month alone. Sales and searches for party based singing and dance related games and equipment have also shown a huge increase when compared to previous months, with games such as ‘Sing It’ and “Dancing Stage” shifting more units across gaming platforms than any other time apart from Christmas. www.MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, the UK’s leading online discount store, discovered the sales increases when monitoring their best selling entertainment products, and decided to investigate further. Mark Pearson, Managing Director of MyVoucherCodes said, “I think that it’s brilliant that the general public have been inspired to become more involved with the theatre due to the success of the shows. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the sales stats for dance related games too, as it appears that more people are looking for fun ways to get involved.” He continued, “Dance mats are a great way of not only getting fit, but having fun at the same time. Acts such as George Sampson, Nemesis and Signature from “Britain’s Got Talent” and the Nancy’s from “I’d Do Anything” have shown the British public that singing and dancing are not just for a select few, but for anybody who wants to have fun. They’ve really bought it to the fore.” MyVoucherCodes launched 16 months ago and in that time has become the leading free voucher and discount code Website in the UK. The site has now had 30 million unique visitors *, and over 175,000 people have now signed up to the weekly newsletter that delivers the latest bargains and discounts into their inbox. The site monitors and updates the new vouchers and discount codes every day thanks to a combination of people sending them in to help other consumers and the site owner using technology to keep a watchful eye on the market place. For more information visit www.myvouchercodes.co.uk ENDS EDITORS NOTES For more information or to set up interviews with Mark Pearson please call Andy, 10 Yetis Public Relation Agency, on 01452 527898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org My Voucher Codes has been featured in the likes of The Times, The Independent, The Sun, Metro and on the BBC *This is unique visitors and not repeat browsers QUIZ QUESTION The first journalist to come back to us with the correct answer for the following question wins an unbranded gift (so you can pass it on if you don’t want it – the last one we gave away was a Jelly Belly Machine!). Send your answer to email@example.com Q: What was the name of the 3rd placed singer on “Britain’s Got Talent”? Give it your best shot! This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of 10 Yetis PR and Marketing in the following categories: Children & Teenagers, Entertainment & Arts, Leisure & Hobbies, Retail & Fashion, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.