People are always on the look out for new ways to attract customers, votes and support. Here are some recent examples. Viewers of last night's Mondo Thingo would have seen another novel way to swing someone's vote. 1. "Czechs given beers in return for blood donation" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200409/s1205940.htm> "Czechs are being offered two beers in return for their blood in an effort to recruit blood and bone marrow donors" 2. "Teachers lured by chocolate ploy" <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/essex/3304065.stm> "An Essex school which advertised for a new teacher who 'must like chocolate' has seen a huge increase in applications for the job" 3. "Paris stores try striptease to seduce customers" <http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/11/08/1068243307792.html> "Hundreds of women were expected to flock to the venerable shopping hub yesterday for free striptease lessons. The store has hired two professional pole dancers to provide expert advice" 4. "Voters offered free striptease" <http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1138741.html> "Ukrainian voters are being offered a free striptease in a bid to win their votes for a presidential candidate" 5. "'Vote liberal and I'll strip,' Hungary ad girl says" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1127713.htm> "'Boys, if you vote for the liberals, I'll strip,' a girl in jeans and a revealing shirt teases Hungarian voters in a mock advert for the European elections" 6. "Free meals for lasting love" <http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1154608.html> "A Chinese restaurant is offering a free meal to dining couples if they come back, still together, a year later" 7. "Dinner leftovers become art" <http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1154593.html> "A Chilean artist is offering her audience a free dinner as part of her new exhibition. The dirty plates, cutlery and leftovers will then make up part of the display" 8. "Soccer club to snag more spectators" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200410/s1211770.htm> "Bottom-placed Czech first division football club Chmel Blsany has launched a new campaign to lure fans to its game, promising free sausages to them if the team scores a goal" 9. "Football club's jobs offer" <http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1111386.html> "A Brazilian football team is trying to boost crowds by raffling off jobs at matches"
Friday, October 29, 2004
Posted by Bruno at 11:44am