You Just Logoed My Facebook
Everybody loves to ride the wave. In just about 20 or so years the world has gone from the lovable (then annoying) "you've got mail" to a place where we can't seem to live without the Internet to support our social and work interaction. Need an answer from a co-worker two cubes away? Fire off an E-mail. Need to update Aunt Sophie on how the kids are doing. Shoot a quick video and send her to YouTube. Want to get new car insurance? Drop by Geico.com today.
The convenience and ease in which we share information can be both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand a person can stay more involved with friends and family by sharing more, faster, but on the other, less face-to-face time at the cube, water cooler or Aunt Sophie's kitchen means a very important aspect of our lives can be neglected.
Yes, I'm asking everyone in the digital socio-sphere to please, please don't forget about the promotional products.
Oh, wait ... I guess this article from the Indy Star Shows us that promotional marketing (just like genetically recreated movie dinosaurs) will always find a way to survive.
Local Firm Part of Real Marketing of Virtual Gifts (Indy Star)
Being a person who lives in the real world -- well, most of the time -- it's hard for me to see the value of giving or receiving virtual gifts.
(And don't start telling me about how it's the thought that counts.)
Virtual gifts, or "virtual goods" if you're talking to a marketer rather than a consumer, are the cartoonish images of flowers, cakes, beverages, plants and other stuff that people are willing to pay for just to use online.