It's been a while since I've done this, so I thought I would take some time to share some of the sites that have been dominating my favorites bar lately. This week we're going to stick with blogs because, um, November has a "B" in it? Seems like rock-solid reasoning to me. Ready? Here we go!
Internet confession time: I'm pretty nerdy. This may not come as a surprise to those of you for who have been following this blog for a while, but for new readers, let me bring you up to speed.
I just recently moved, and I had to pack up about 1,500 comic books*. One of the best gifts my girlfriend has given me is an Xbox 360, which I don't use to play sports games or shooters, but usually old Genesis games like Altered Beast and Shining Force. And maybe most tellingly, when my girlfriend first met me, she asked why there were so many toys in my room. In my defense, they were awesome "toys," like old Transformers and classy Marvel Legends figures, but I suppose her point still stands.
Today I bring something interesting from the music world. One of my favorite musicians, P.O.S. (which I'm told stands for "Plain Ole Stefon," despite the other more obvious acronym), released his new album a few months ago with a pretty cool promotion behind it.
Greetings loyal readers,
I have a challenge to issue. I have thought of three instances where a person or company is in desperate need of advertising, yet using promotional products to help them would be extremely difficult. Your challenge is twofold: think of an actual working promotion, or come up with a funnier disastrous instance than I have suggested here.
PPAI announced yesterday that it was buying advertising time on one of Time Square's JumboTrons to run a 15-second commercial explaining the value of promotional products in general as advertising tools. If you didn't get their initial release, Charlie has the story in the newsletter for this week.