Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 342 – Convincing CCTV
“Oh, it’s Manager Feng. Why are you here so early? The bidding for advertisement slots is next month.” Deputy Station Chief Jia saw Feng Yu and shook his hands.
If it weren’t for Feng Yu, their advertisement fees would not increase so fast. During last year’s advertising slots bidding, Feng Yu had renewed his contracts without hesitations and even bought many more slots. If Feng Yu did not choose to renew his contracts, CCTV would be gone.
Chief Jia had heard from his secretary that Manager Feng had come to CCTV and he immediately postponed all his meetings for Feng Yu. He wants to ask Feng Yu how much he was willing to spend on next year’s advertisement slots.
“Chief Jia, I am not here to talk about the advertising slots. I am organizing a gala dinner, and I want to work with CCTV!”
The smile on Chief Jia’s face froze. What was Feng Yu talking about? Want to work with CCTV to organize a gala dinner?
Does Feng Yu not know CCTV is the national TV station? How can a government agency work with a private company? This Feng Yu was getting more and more arrogant. Did he think that he was CCTV biggest client and he can do what he wants?
Chief Jia’s smile disappeared: “Manager Feng, did I hear wrongly? You want CCTV to work with you to organize a gala dinner? This joke is not funny!”
Feng Yu was feeling helpless. He knew that these people were too conservative. He should at least hear him out before rejecting him.
“Deputy Chief Jia, listen to me first. This gala dinner is an award presentation ceremony. The organizer of this event is the Planning Committee. National Planning Committee!”
Huh? National Planning committee award presentation ceremony? How come I had not heard of this before? Even if it is real, what has it got to do with you?
Feng Yu patted his chest: “You should also know that the Planning Committee does not have the money to host a gala dinner and CCTV will never spend on this. I am the humble sponsor of this ceremony!”
“You. Tai Hua Trading is sponsoring a grand gala dinner?” Deputy Chief Jia asked.
A grand gala dinner was not a small event that cost peanuts. You don’t know anything, and you want to sponsor? The expenses for this gala dinner might be more than all of your advertising fees! What an arrogant young brat!
“Oh, Manager Feng is going to sponsor this event. Then do you know how much these types of event cost? Even if we exclude the lightings, props, equipment, actors’ fees, costumes, etc., it will cost at least 2 to 3 million RMB. How much are you going to sponsor?” Deputy Chief Jia sneered and slowly pick up his teacup to take a sip.
“2 to 3 million RMB is enough? I had prepared 5 million!” Feng Yu said with a surprised look.
“Cough…… What did you say? How much did you set aside?” Deputy Chief Jia was choked by his tea.
“5 million RMB. That’s great. Since it does not cost so much, I will call my office and tell them to save the money.”
“No, no, no. It will cost that much!” Deputy Chief Jia shouted.
5 million. This was 5 million RMB! This gala dinner will be the grandest gala dinner. They can use the best materials for the stage, props, performing costumes, makeup. Etc. Even so, they might not cost 5 million RMB!
After shouting, Deputy Chief Jia regretted. He was only thinking about 5 million and forgotten that this would mean he agreed to host this event.
“That’s great. Deputy Chief Jia, then can we talk about the setup for the stage?” Feng Yu said. He does not want to let Chief Jia have the chance to regret.
“Manager Feng, we still need the higher-ups’ approval for this gala dinner. We cannot just host it like this.” Deputy Chief Jia wanted the money, but he dared not agree. At least he needs the approval from the TV station chief. When he said this, he was feeling embarrassed.
“Why do you still need approval? This gala dinner is on New Year Eve. CCTV only have a Spring Gala night once a year and your audiences do not have any special programs. Isn’t New year day our holidays?”
“No! New Year’s Day is not our traditional holiday!” Deputy Chief Jia said firmly. New Year’s Day was only the first day of the calendar. Chinese should go by the Lunar Calendar.
Feng Yu: “……”
“Is New Year’s Day an important holiday for our country?” Feng Yu asked.
“Yes.” Deputy Chief Jia nodded. This was a public holiday everywhere. China had also declared 1st January as a public holiday.
“I remember CCTV have a hotline? You can tell your higher-ups that this was the request from your viewers. They want to watch a New Year’s Day Gala event. Your leaders will approve. This was the request by the viewers of the whole of China! They will give in and let you host it!” Feng Yu said. This Deputy Chief Jia does not even know how to persuade the higher-ups. Useless! It’s only a gala dinner. Why would the higher-ups not agree?
Deputy Chief Jia’s jaws dropped: “Request from the public? Can this really do?”
“I am sure! When you report to your leaders, you must emphasize that this is the request by your audiences and also the Planning Committee. This is not only a Gala night. It is also an award presentation ceremony. This most important thing is that CCTV does not need to spend a single cent. CCTV can even profit from this. At the same time, CCTV can train your staff to host major event programs. This way, Spring Gala night will be better!”
Deputy Chief Jia looked at Feng Yu. This Feng Yu was really persuasive.
But what Feng Yu said was really true. There were already complaints that there was a lack of special programs. CCTV also wanted to make special programs, but they do not have the funds.
Now, someone was sponsoring, and the organizer was a prestigious government agency. The most important thing was that CCTV could also profit from it. The higher-ups might give the approval.
Deputy Chief Jia thought about this and felt that this was also a good idea!
“But we do not have enough time to prepare for this show. We will not have any good performances.: Deputy Chief Jia mumbled. He was considering the possibilities of hosting this event.
“What’s so difficult? Get 2 crosstalk performers, get a few actors and actresses from the drama department for some sketches. If you do not have any singers, I can invite some singers from Hong Kong, or get Mr. Li to get his choir to perform. As long as their performance is not the same as the Spring Night Gala, it should not be a problem. You can leave the performers and the performance to me. This program duration would not be as long as the Spring Night Gala. 2 hours should be sufficient. There will be an awards presentation, and ten performances should be enough.”
Deputy Chief Jia did not expect Feng Yu to even consider the details.
He must report this to the Station Chief immediately!