Friday, 10 April 2009

Adver-Ties Here.

I was reading in today's Simerini about Romanian Tudor Ciora, who is selling advertising space on his tie in an attempt to make enough money to pay for his impending marriage.

The price varies depending on which part of the tie you wish your message or logo to be placed - He's charging €20 per square centimetre ($170 per square inch) for the top part of the tie, €15 for the middle, and €10 for the end, which won't be as visible, running the risk of getting dipped into Mr Ciora's soup or custard at lunchtime.

Other people have tried similar things. The student who earned money by spending her holidays on the beach with temporary tatoo adverts in strategic places was clearly onto a good thing, but for those of us who aren't nubile young women, selling space on ones clothes seems like a safer (and inoffensive) idea.

There's also sandwich boards, but they don't look incredibly practical for wearing around the office.


Perhaps I could make enough money to pay for my divorce. I can't decide whether or not to take up wearing a sponsored tie. After all, I could sell more space on my shirts if they were not likely to be covered up by a tie full of logos. And maybe Jean Knee will pay me to wear polka dot trousers. I'm afraid I'll have to draw the line at advertising cock-suckers or Mariah Carey, though.

Unless I get paid double rates, that is...

17 comments:

Jean Knee said...

drive by firsting...........

Jean Knee said...

I think some people wear advertising tattoos on their foreheads

I don't think it would be safe for you to advertise cock suckers...and since I've sold a whopping zero of them I can't afford to advertise

we decorated polka dotted eggs this evening they did it for free

Brian o vretanos said...

The only problem with using my forehead is that I'd have to keep having my hair cut. It'd be ideal for Dan, though.

It looks like I might have to reconsider my plan to get you to pay my legal fees...

Those eggs are depriving others of an honest income.

Dan said...

I'm not bald! I was loosing a lot of hair but my Canadian Propecia is working just fine.
And Mariah doesn't need any help since she just happens to be the top selling female artist of all time.

Jean Knee said...

yeah Brian, Dan has that spray on hair now, problem solved.

thank you Ronco

Brian o vretanos said...

Dan:

You sound just like one of those commercials.

"Hi, I'm Dan. They used to call me Dan the Dome, but after only 3 months of this new treatment my hair's so long I get wolf-whistled. It's changed my life."

Jean Knee:

Is Ronco paying you for product placement in your comments???

Jean Knee said...

maybe...

Tracys Ramblings said...

I am interested in buying space.
How do you feel about dying your skin a gray color and then painting "Send Your Questions To Dear Tracy" in hot pink on your forehead?
Or I guess I could just send you a gray shirt with the same thing written on it in hot pink.
Would that be better?
The only problem is, I'm gonna need you to convert that funny L shaped money into West Virginia dollars. I don't know if I'm getting a good deal or not in the L shaped dollars.

Bee (the one who muses) said...

I'll send you a Bee's Musings T-shirt and pay you $1 a day to wear it. That's like 1,000 Britain dollars, right?

Brian o vretanos said...

Bee and Tracy:

I'll gladly wear your T-shirts, though I can only wear one at once.

Don't worry about the money. If you each send me $100 a day in Illinois/Virginian money (which is worth nothing over here, with the credit crunch and all), I'll sort out the currency stuff free of charge.

Dan said...

I would totally do a commercial for Canadian Propecia.

Tracys Ramblings said...

Brian Dear,
I'm sorry but I have to correct you on something. It's ok, it happens all the time. You're just lucky that I'm a nice person. If you did this to the wrong person, you might get shot at.
I am not "Virginian".
I am WEST VIRGINIAN.
They are two totally different states, Brian Dear.
I'm cutting your pay to 50 cents a day for the mistake. Nothing personal.

Brian o vretanos said...

Dan:

You should offer them your services - if nothing else, they might be prepared to give you a lifetime supply of ths stuff.

Tracy:

I know about the two different states called Virginia. Thankyou for not shooting me. I tend not to venture far from Baltimore when I'm in the US, but if I ever take a wrong turn and find myself in "The John Denver State", I'll remember the "West" bit...

Jean Knee said...

you better not be dissin John Denver

Chris Wood said...

I will pay vast fortunes for you to advertise my books. At least 14 million pounds, and Bee, that's about $1.96.

Rhonda said...

Maybe you could get a tattoo "mustache" advertisement instead ... that would solve the whole forehead problem.

Brian o vretanos said...

Jean Knee:

As if I'd do a think like that...

Chris:

I'd walk around in the Underpants of Death if you paid me enough, but 14 million??? I wouldn't get out of bed for that.

Rhonda:

I hadn't thought of that. Perhaps a beard would be better - a larger surface area should make more money.