Online In ’09

I mentioned yesterday that I want to see what AdPulp and social media, in general, can do in ’09.
My challenges are presently two-fold:

A) We own a house near Hilton Head and Savannah that we need to sell or rent, a.s.a.p.
b) I need to secure new income streams from a variety of sources, a.s.a.p.

A win in either “a” or “b” is a big win. But let’s focus on “a” for the moment.
I know it might seem crazy and/or desperate to think I can successfully use Craigslist, Twitter or this blog community to help me solve real life problems. But from my perspective, it would be crazy not to reach out to this hyper-networked gathering of friends. Not exclusively, but as an important tactic in a larger battle.
I have every confidence that someone reading this post knows someone somewhere who is looking for a nice ranch home in a gated community where the sun shines and ocean breezes blow. The question is how to find this someone and motivate action. For that, we need an idea! Thankfully, I have one.
Here’s the idea: If you provide a direct link to a buyer of our house in Bluffton, South Carolina, I will issue you one share of the media company I’m about to incorporate (or $1000 cash). I know one share might not be worth much money at this very moment in time, but it’s a better investment than any number of stocks you might consider buying. And you, your friends or your family will gain a beautiful golf course home in family friendly Beaufort County.
Did I mention that interest rates are incredibly low? Let’s close this thing.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.