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RATING OF THE PRESS PR FOR EACH COUNTRY – PART 4

 

ISRAEL
One word – HORROR.
0 out of 10

LATVIA
Again, giving my close relationship to Latvia and the delegation, this was easy.
10 out of 10

AZERBAIJAN
This country is quite interesting; some years it is difficult dealing with them, some years easy. This year it was easier than normal.
8 out of 10

ICELAND
Iceland has been fairly easy until last year when I was unable to get the promo CD in Copenhagen, and hands up music did post it to a friend in Europe after the contest. This year again it started off difficult but I did manage to get the promo CD in the end.
8 out of 10

SWEDEN
Last year was very difficult, but this year it was very easy. Mans personally was very down to earth and I think we had good interaction with the press team of Sweden.
9.5 out of 10

SWITZERLAND
This country ranks probably on top every year, no need to interact with them, they put the promo items into each pigeonhole almost from day one.
10 out of 10

CYPRUS
Because I am quite impatient, this was a little difficult for me but in the end it was very easy, they just gave put the promo CD’s towards the end of week two.
9 out of 10

SLOVENIA
100% change from last year when I was unable to get the promo CD. This year there were tons, for most one of the best as it has something like 9 remixes. I would have preferred rather 9 language versions.
9 out of 10

POLAND
I got on very well with Monika’s husband and main composer of the song and got the beautiful promo CD quite fast.
9.5 out of 10

RATING OF THE PRESS P R FOR EACH COUNTRY – PART 3

LITHUANIA

In the last few years, they have become one of the worst countries to deal with. This year was no different and in fact I did not lay eyes on any P R people from Lithuania. It was especially difficult for me since their song is my top favourite for 2015. Bea records said she got some CD singles, so hopefully I can order one from there.
0 out of 10

IRELAND
Like Lithuania, it seems they simple have no promo material in the last years. Nobody seems to have even set eyes on anything, so probably there will be nothing, not even a postcard with the singer’s face on. Pity the song composed by the Swedish team did not win in the Irish selection because then we would have had something.
0 out of 10

SAN MARINO
With Ralph Siegel’s company behind the entry, like the previous 3 years with Valentina, it is the easiest entry for 2015 to get. This is how P R should be done and such a pity it seldom reflects in success, as often the journalists do not report on this kind of thing.
10 out of 10

MONTENEGRO
The P R of this country has really become good in the last years and they have one of the best heads of delegation. Both 2014 and 2015 their P R was of the best. There was also a full CD of Knez for those collectors who prefer full CD’s to singles.
10 out of 10

MALTA
Malta is another country who always rate high and Daniel, the head of press makes sure to interact with the various website reporters.
10 out of 10

NORWAY
It is quite difficult for me to really rate the Norwegian P R team because of my close relationship with Morten, president of OGAE Norway, I never have a problem with their promo material, but this year, having written to all 40 heads of press over the handing of the gift bags to the artists, Norway was first to respond.
10 out of 10

PORTUGAL
In the middle 2000’s one of the most difficult delegations to deal with but that have really improved and now are among the best.
9.5 out of 10

CZECH REPUBLIC
Having been absent from the contest for some years, I perceived this as one of the most difficult to get the promo CD, but surprisingly, it as fairly easy.
9 out of 10

OGAE CLUB FAVOURITES

Hopefully all 42 clubs will vote in the OGAE CLUB voting, but we will list each club’s winner. And it will be updates as more clubs reveal their voting

 

OGAE ALBANIA – ITALY

OGAE ARMENIA – ESTONIA

OGAE LUXEMBOURG -SWEDEN

OGAE SWITZERLAND – ITALY

OGAE ESTONIA – SWEDEN

OGAE RUSSIA – ITALY

OGAE DENMARK – SWEDEN

OGAE R O W – SWEDEN

OGAE POLAND – AZERBAIJAN

OGAE NORWAY – ITALY

OGAE LITHUANIA – NORWAY

OGAE SERBIA – SLOVENIA

OGAE MACEDONIA – ITALY

OGAE FRANCE – SWEDEN

OGAE ITALY – NORWAY

OGAE UNITED KINGDOM – SWEDEN

OGAE ROMANIA – ITALY

OGAE MONTENEGRO – SERBIA

OGAE MALTA – ITALY

OGAE ANDORRA – SWEDEN

OGAE SPAIN – ITALY

OGAE SWEDEN – ESTONIA

OGAE FINLAND – ITALY

OGAE GERMANY – ESTONIA

OGAE LATVIA – SWEDEN

OGAE SLOVAKIA – SWEDEN

OGAE BELGIUM – NORWAY

OGAE PORTUGAL – ITALY

OGAE Rest of the world voting – first result

OGAE Rest of the world will send one inclusive vote to OGAE International to be published first on the OGAE website but because we have several individual countries inside R O W, we have allowed them to vote as a country as well and we will publish such votes if we receive a voting picture from such a country. We got the first such voting picture, from our members in COSTA RICA and here is how these members have voted.

costa rica