16 December 2009 I’ve Sneakily Turned This Into An Ad
I guess I’ve kind of come to expect it simply given the industry they work in. And I’m certain this is not a new concept, only replacing a group email to family and friends to give a campaign a bit of a kick start.
But it does raise some questions about honesty and transparency. Especially when it goes beyond blogs and Twitter and into much more personal networks like Facebook. As a marketer or an advertiser, should I be pumping my work through something like a status update, even more so when it doesn’t look like “work”?
I’ve been thinking about it because over the next few months I’ll be using a lot of my social networks to get people to Vote for Zac and Cookies ‘n’ Cream as the next SupaShake flavour. As you can see I’ve put a banner to your right and I’ll be promoting it quite heavily through Twitter and Facebook until February.
I think it’s a bit different because this is somewhat of a competition not just a campaign I’m running, but still raises some questions. One of them may be, how many of you will get tired of me talking about it over the next few months?