UPDATE: See http://sachachua.com/advertise-on-my-laptop.html
Want to grab the eyeballs of every geek at BarCampEarthToronto
and the other tech events I go to? Advertise on the back of my
laptop. Even better: tell me enough about your stuff so that I can
enthusiastically talk about it.
I’m an evangelist. Give me something cool to talk about.
The back of an 8.9″ laptop screen *really* doesn’t seem like much
space to advertise on, but *everyone* looks, believe me. It’s the
irresistable combination of cute geek girl _and_ insanely tiny laptop.
And it happens *every* *single* *time.* It helps that I have small
hands. Most people just can’t deal with something that small. Sure,
black Macbooks are trendy, but they’re not as rare as a *teensy*
little laptop that a geek girl is happily typing away on. (In Emacs,
Amber MacArthur (TechTV) called attention to the sticker I had on
my laptop (“The geek shall inherit the earth”) and the pins I have on
my backpack (“No, you can’t just explain it in the manual” – Human
Factors International). Random strangers cross the street to
compliment me on my outfit, ask about the stickers on my skateboard,
or wonder out loud if that’s a *real* computer I’m typing away on.
(Yes, as I walk.) And that happens both in geek-heavy get-togethers
and while just walking in cosmopolitan, blase downtown Toronto.
I can’t help it. I get attention. I might as well make use of it.
More to the point: _you_ might as well make use of it.
So here’s what’s going to happen:
- TONIGHT: I’ll decide on a pricing scheme. E-mail me or leave a
comment if you want to hear about it as soon as I’ve come up with
it (probably later tonight).
- TONIGHT: I’ll set up a static page, blog about it, and tell people.
- WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY: I’ll accept orders.
- THURSDAY: I’ll figure out exactly how to mount it. Don’t worry, I
have several plans.
- FRIDAY: I’ll select and confirm orders, and print out and mount the
final thing on Friday afternoon.
My skateboard’s also open for advertising.
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment using the form
below to find out about the next step as soon as possible.
On Technorati: advertising, marketing, crazy, idea, barcampearthtoronto, barcamp, laptop, geek, business, entrepreneurship
See also my previous blog entry:
Networking for Geeks: Advertise with your laptop!
Other people’s blog entries:
(leave me a comment to get linked!)