The MAD post scheduled for today is hereby preempted (again), in order to change the subject entirely. Today is neither news nor marketing day, yet news has already surfaced, and marketing is knocking on the door. Time for you to give your opinion.
Whodathunk identity would crop up again? While it may be a no-brainer for anyone who was here for the original series, this is a bit of a twist.
Who? Does what?
A few of the M3 Readers have liked the 5,000 page. (Look to the right sidebar.) Those who have discovered there is far more there than just the goings-on at M3. It is a multipurpose page, regardless of FB’s insistence it is a personal blog page. They have taken it upon themselves to change the setting more than once and refuse to let M3′s posts get into the homepage feed…but that is for another post entirely.
So, if it is not for just M3, what is it for? It is for my general contracting. Those of you who have ever gotten an email from me have seen my signature. I am a promoter and publicist. A few of you know the power I can command when it comes to getting people to see what you have to offer.
Because I make no effort whatsoever to advertise, many people have no idea what I do. I am currently using M3′s Writer’s Spotlight to help promote and publicize Indie authors, as a public service to the M3 Readers and the authors. I am also using the 5,000 page to promote my fave blogs. TheM3Blog is the Twitter identity I use to promote everyone.
Who guessed I was a publicist? See, that is what I thought.
Where’s your sign?
To be frank, no where. I have not one. This is where you come in…what do you think should go into an advertisement about yours truly promoting other people and their creative products?
You are all familiar with the M3 logo…even if you did not know that is what it was… and with Mantra’s pair of logos (the vector green fairy from every Muse for Monday and the pouty green fairy for Mantra’s poems…or mine). What should be the logo for Red? And should it be red?
You have a face for radio.
Just so you know, I am unlikely to fall for the idea I should be the spokesmodel for my own company (Redmund Productions). I think it is bad enough to have my mug on my Gravatar and now on my email header (compliments of Google integration). Those of you who know me in my personal life, know I routinely have my shoes and snarky tees as my profile picture.
You are fighting an uphill battle to convince me I should grace the ad with my mug shot…regardless of the gradu the SEO experts have been peddling for years.
What’s my line?
M3 has a long tagline: “Money, Parenting, Blogging, Psychology…Good advice delivered with a bit of snark and humor.” Great for meta headers and for M3, but not really about the promotion of others. Looking for taglines, quotes, witticisms…what are your creative ideas?
It is all about image.
What are your ideas when it comes to the image of promotion? The following answers have already been rejected:
- Telephone book
- Flyer tacked to the page
So, no clichés which could be mistaken for advertising an escort service. This place already has a reputation as a porn site. Trying to steer far away from that.
Let’s call the spade a spade: I am great at advertising others, but happen to have zero talent when it comes to marketing myself as a commodity. I can write the best press release for you, but not so much for myself.
What image and tagline do you think would make a great ad? What is the best marketing idea for a publicist? If we bat around enough ideas, we will put it to a poll.
Just a bit of business: The poll will be closing tomorrow. Please vote now.
(c) Ann Marie Dwyer 2012
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