Recently I've thought of a great idea for a website which I'm planning on developing soon. I believe the site has the potential of something like YouTube or Facebook.
Due to my paranoia and low budget, I've decided to develop the site myself. I believe no one has the capacity or resources to copy the site for at least a fortnight.
Due to the low budget Im having to resort to spreading the word over the net.
Unfortunetly I cannot reveal what the site is about :( I was just wondering if anyone knows of any descent sites or forums that are pretty general, where I could post my idea? so i can reach as many people as possible within a fortnight.
P.S. Please don't say Youtube or Facebook... lol
posted by jakubsnm
on Feb 8, 2009 -
Dynamic Advertising: How do I put it in an ebook?
I'd like to 1) put advertising that is
a) dynamic (and changeable from a script on my site) and
b) CPM (paid per exposure, rather than per action)
into 2) an ebook, either pdf or exe.
Any suggestions on the best way to do this? Thanks!
posted by darth_tedious
on Feb 4, 2009 -
I am looking for some good basic classes/courses in or near San Diego, California on interactive/internet marketing (metrics, e-commerce, channels, website usability, SEO, etc.). Can anyone recommend anything that ends before August '09?
posted by carofowler
on Jan 26, 2009 -
What are the legalities of utilizing a homeless person/vagrant/urban outdoorsman for marketing purposes? I've read up on "Bumvertising"
, but other than some negative feedback from homeless persons advocates (wikipedia
) what happens when one of these "employees" happens to do something illegal? [more inside]
posted by whiskey point
on Jan 23, 2009 -
PossiblyBeenGoneTooLongFilter: What's up with all the videos of Americans trying Marmite on YouTube? [more inside]
posted by Grrlscout
on Jan 20, 2009 -
Can anyone recommend any decent advertising blogs, preferably with a UK slant. [more inside]
posted by daveyt
on Jan 13, 2009 -
I walk into your store with a suit and a desire to sell you online ad space. What can I do to guarantee myself success? I want to give you the feeling that if you don't buy now, you'll never get the chance again. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 12, 2009 -
Can you help me find a specific Wendy's commercial? (Not the banned one, and certainly not the "where's the beef" one.) [more inside]
posted by dreamphone
on Jan 8, 2009 -
I am looking for examples for how businesses IN BRAZIL use social media to sell products and services. I am especially interested in how businesses are using Orkut, Twitter and other social networking websites to accomplish this. Thank you. I sincerely appreciate your help.
posted by quiverandquill
on Jan 7, 2009 -
What do I need to know to start and run my company's Adwords and SEO campaigns? [more inside]
posted by AceRock
on Dec 27, 2008 -
How can a young creative break into the world of advertising? What does it take to live in Chicago and go to Chicago Portfolio School? [more inside]
posted by designbyme
on Dec 7, 2008 -
Help me come up with some fun brainstorming exercises and tools for my company's new software product messaging! [more inside]
posted by Elminster24
on Nov 12, 2008 -
I'm going to start offer my services in iPhone and Ruby on Rails development via online ads, and have pretty much decided on the Google AdWords program. Thought I'd ask the hive mind to come back to me with a few helpful tips.
posted by avocade
on Nov 6, 2008 -
Maximum online ad revenue? -newspapers can not sell an infinite amount of ads in their print newspaper because of a realistic maximum page count and circulation.
are websites beholden to any such caveats? [more inside]
posted by Paleoindian
on Oct 19, 2008 -
Please help me find video online of your typical cheesy late night phone-sex ads or sexy chat line ads. Not looking for parodies, I'd love to find the real thing, and am coming up empty. [more inside]
posted by BillBishop
on Oct 14, 2008 -
Advertising folks: So, you’re a strategic planner! Or, you work at a digital agency! I’d like to get some thoughts and advice from you.
I’m not extraordinarily unhappy in my current job. But I’ve been offered the chance to jump to a potentially fantastic new job (as a planner at a digital agency), that I happen to know very little about. So, I’m hoping some of you can answer some questions that will help make this decision easier. [more inside]
posted by Kololo
on Oct 1, 2008 -
I have noticed that TV ads for prescription drugs that feature actors directly addressing you always (?) have the voice track lip-synched. The audio is obviously different from what would have been recorded originally, and this seems to be consistent. Why is this? A friend suggested this somehow avoids some FDA regulation about endorsing drugs. This is in the USA.
posted by adamrice
on Sep 18, 2008 -
VideoID Filter: Help me find an online video from about a year ago that "highlighted" all of the advertisements in a city. All of the ads were white and everything else was black (or the other way around?). It really illustrated how surrounded by consumerism we are.
posted by PixelatorOfTime
on Sep 12, 2008 -
Does anyone know how to effectively (and economically) market a women's shoes and accessories retail store in London, UK? [more inside]
posted by gadha
on Sep 11, 2008 -
I'm looking for musicians who've decided not to be on MySpace Music (because they don't want to provide free content/traffic for News Corp., because they don't want their work next to ads, or for other reasons related to MySpace). Where are statements, blog posts, etc., by such musicians? Your own thoughts on these issues are welcome too.
posted by kalapierson
on Sep 8, 2008 -
BookFilter: I'm pretty sure the title is simply "e". It's the story of events at an advertising agency, told exclusively through emails. It was set in England, as I recall. Unfortunately, without knowing the author, I can't figure out a unique way to search for it.... anyone know the author?
posted by Steve3
on Sep 1, 2008 -
Can anyone recommend quality online ad networks for a website with about 300,000 page views per month? [more inside]
posted by puffl
on Aug 21, 2008 -
Planning a 100-level Intro to Advertising course... were you fond of any creative assignments or group projects, if you ever took this class? [more inside]
posted by starman
on Aug 14, 2008 -
What do you wish you had known when you started direct advertising on your blog/website? [more inside]
posted by kmel
on Aug 11, 2008 -
Which Australian Advertising/Media Magazine (and its associated directories) should I subscribe to? [more inside]
posted by LongDrive
on Aug 10, 2008 -
Know any well-frequented bulletin boards / community posts in the NYC
(Manhattan and Brooklyn) area? I teach software like FCP and Photoshop, fix Macs, and tutor people in how to use them. I've been running an independent consulting business for around 7 years, but I need some more good places to put up advertising (flyers put up around the city disappear sometimes within an hour). My rates are very reasonable but are not "cheap", so preferably bulletin boards in somewhat affluent areas preferred (but at this point, what part of NYC isn't gentrified...?) And, if anyone has any other NY-specific advertising ideas, I'm all ears (word of mouth has been my best friend).
posted by dmaterialized
on Jul 30, 2008 -
Are there any reputable online degrees? I'm mostly interested in doing an online degree in web design or marketing/advertising. I already have traditional B.A. and M.A. degrees in a different field (international affairs and economics).
posted by barrakuda
on Jul 30, 2008 -
In Alberta, does my business have the right to use/copy the "style" of a piece of artwork that we already paid to use when commissioning new artwork from a different artist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 21, 2008 -
I was discussing with someone a certain website, which they say has revenues of at least $20 million a year. They made a claim that by looking at the ad rates of the ad network the website is using, the number of ads per page, and the traffic of the website (via things like Quantcast; it's in the Alexa top 500), it is possible to make a rough revenue estimate without access to any internal data. Is this so? If so, what formulas are used?
posted by Charmian
on Jul 13, 2008 -
Is there a specific term to describe an advertising slogan that actually makes you less sure about that aspect of the product? Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by HeroZero
on Jul 3, 2008 -
Seeking advice on using Yelp to help drum up business. We pay nothing now, and get a bit of traffic from it, we're wondering if we paid $150/month with a year contract, would we substantially increase that traffic? What has your experience been with Yelp, either as a user or a business?
posted by Echidna882003
on Jun 4, 2008 -
Can anyone direct me toward an essay [preferably vetted] on the use of language in advertising/media? [more inside]
posted by 913
on May 30, 2008 -
I live in Toronto, and I want a new job. I currently create 'consumer insight-led innovation strategies' for the marketing department of a major retailer. I want to continue to work in the strategy, planning, consumer insights, trend forecasting, and/or consulting type of roles, but I want OUT of the big corporate cube farm.
Please use your fantastic insider knowledge to tell me about the fantastic place to work that I don't know about yet. [more inside]
posted by Kololo
on May 22, 2008 -
Which is better? A vanity url or a backslashed url.
For instance, www.awesometown.com
Mind you, this is an advertising question. With a product/property it seems smarter to use a vanity url for name recognition, but I understand diluting the brand is a bad idea.
What's the best practices you've seen or opinions?
posted by Davidissimo
on May 16, 2008 -