View Full Version : New Cheap Form of Advertising - Bumvertising!
09-07-2005, 05:33 PM
Apparently, there's a new way to advertising your DOT COM website. It's now called "Bumvertising".
I haven't heard of BumVertising (http://www.bumvertising.com), but apparently it's really paying off for one dot com in Seattle.
Are you going to try BumVertising in your city?
09-09-2005, 10:07 AM
What an excellent idea! I'll have to introduce that here in england! I'm sure it'll work really well lol.
09-09-2005, 12:52 PM
Love it but this sort of posting should come with some sort of disclaimer - perhaps:-
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09-09-2005, 01:21 PM
That's a really great idea. How many times have you walked past a homeless person and thought "get a job!". kill two birds with one stone
09-09-2005, 03:22 PM
I love the idea! I just hope they don't get taken advantage of.
I've been stuck in rush hour far too many times in Seattle traffic and thought the exact same thing! You know the sad truth about alot of those bums out there though are that they are just lazy fakers!
King5 news followed some of them one day...
I was suprised to see several of them walking a few blocks over and getting changed out of 'bum clothes' before climbing into their BMW SUV's,
I think it's a great idea and maybe I'll start using that for advertising here in Spokane! My favorite sign is still "I wont lie I need a dollar for a beer" Still have a hard time not stopping for that one!
09-10-2005, 04:15 PM
I used to work with homeless guys when I worked at a City Mission many years ago. Begging was actually more referred to as 'pan handling' on the streets in these parts.
Hmm, interesting marketing idea. Although a homeless guy holding a poker site sign -- I would have thought it wouldn't have worked, thinking some might think that's how the poor guy lost his shirt, in poker. But overall, I can definitely see how it's effective advertising.
Takes a sad situation and creates opportunity, all the while kind of funny. Kind of a crazy, out of the box idea. I'll definitely be thinking more about this one.... lol
09-13-2005, 08:34 AM
Maybe that's how you get your cards!
09-13-2005, 10:55 AM
Just the same.. it could really have a negitive impact on the company.
Now, what I would suggest is that we as webmasters setup aff accounts for all of them and they could then make some monies and get off the streets.
But, it's an idea that could work and benefit both parties involved.
Wow, I think I've had way too much java this morning!
09-15-2005, 11:19 AM
This might be for the big cities only. I don't know if it would work in my area. I don't see to many bums around. Most of the time they are just crossing the street in order to go down another street. I would think that a church would try to help this person out and have they throw away your sign. But than again, I might just have to look into this. :)
09-15-2005, 01:32 PM
I guess it's no more morally ambiguous than tobacco's life long pursuit of young smokers. As late as the 1990's RJR was one of the largest sponsors of "block parties" and "beach nites" at any bar with a young crowd.
They paid teenagers (yes, over 18) to hand out tens-of-thousands of 5- and 10-packs of cigarettes outside the establishments - to avoid the fact that most inside were 21 or over - effectively recruiting new smokers.
Sure, the teenagers made a few bucks and everyone loved the t-shirts, but........
09-16-2005, 01:04 PM
I think it is a great idea. Good catchy name too.