Well, I guess a better title for this post would be advertising, but whatever… The 801 Marketing team (Tomo-chan, Kampai and 801-chan) got together today and started planning out our convention strategy. And the first thing on the table was freebies!!!
Freebies are actually really hard. Personally, I like freebies that are actually useful. Paper fliers are cool and all, but usually I pick them up, look at them once, and then they end up in my registration bag never to see the light of day again…
So today, we all gathered around my poor excuse for a desk. (See here in the forums for a picture. It is a bit cleaner these days, but not by much…) And started brainstorming ideas for freebies:
[Tomo-chan] We should do postcards or bookmarks, people find those useful for the most part.
[801-chan] If we do postcards we should do a set of 4 so people can collect them!
[Kampai] Personally I like bookmarks, you can use them for everything and no one really mails out postcards these days. Everything is by email.
[801-chan] A set of 4 bookmarks would be so awesome. People could collect them too!
[Tomo-chan] Grrr…. but isn’t there something other than paper we can do? Those canvas bags that Viz gives away are really awesome.
[801-chan] Having a set of 4 801 bags would be sweet! We could put Tomo-chan and I on one of them.
[Kampai] *glares at 801-chan* But canvas bags are really, really expensive… I don’t know… The shot glasses were cool last year, maybe we should stick with the drinking theme, beer mugs would be awesome!
[801-chan] If we do beer mugs, we can do 4 so people can collect them. Everyone drinks with friends. Four is the perfect number for a set.
[Tomo-chan] *Teehee* Leave it to Kampai to think of something related to drinking. Beer mugs would be cool, but those are pretty pricey to. Hmm… how about stickers?
[801-chan] If we do stickers we can do a set of 4 sheets. People collect stickers, right?
[Tomo-chan and Kampai] SHUT UP!!! 801-CHAN!!!!!!!
[801-chan] A set of 6?
[Tomo-chan] That is beside the point 801-chan! Not everyone is a freak like you! What is up with you and your sets of 4?
[801-chan] *sniff* I just thought that it would be cool to have items that people collect. You guys are sooooo mean!
Well, Kampai and Tomo-chan decided on the convention freebies without me! Geez… I guess they couldn’t handle thinking on my higher plane of thought. But they did tell me it wouldn’t be a set of 4. But hopefully it will still be cool.