A Bit of Naughty Marketing, Anyone?

No, I don’t mean “naughty” like I went to a nude beach and read from my WIP with a bull horn. But on the morning we left the vacation house (this is the absolute last time I’m going to mention my vacation, promise), we scoured each room on each floor for our belongings and a lightbulb went off in my head. Keep reading.

When we first arrived, we investigated all the nooks and crannies. Drawers, closets, cabinets, etc. Other renter-people will probably go through the same rigmarole. Add to this the fact that I have to get rid of my current stock of business cards (so I can order new and improved ones) and VOILA! Instant Hide-a-Card game. I pulled the stack of cards from my purse and proceeded to put one in each of the previously mentioned drawers, closets, and cabinets. I put one between the plates in the kitchen. One on the glasses rack of the wet bar. One in the DVD player. Yep, right in the drawer. One in the tissue box in the bathroom. And one in a framed picture of a starfish that had the same color scheme as my business card, allowing it to blend in, but not really. Subliminal marketing. That’s right. Be impressed.

The experience has left my mind overwhelmed with possibilities! I work in a bookstore. I can stick my business cards in all the books within my genre! I can stick my cards in Snooki’s book because obviously the reader doesn’t know what she’s doing when it comes to choosing decent reading material! Oh my stars, there’s even an email list on the counter next to the register that just screams to be a part of my planned press release! The sky’s the limit!

Speaking of the sky, would it be too much to hire a sky-writer who also rains my business cards down on the world from above?

This obviously has nothing to do with my novel, but I figure it’ll grab people’s attention. (image courtesy of aerialadvertising.com)

Anyway, anyone else have any naughty marketing ideas, regardless of how inappropriate?

20 thoughts on “A Bit of Naughty Marketing, Anyone?

  1. I left my novel’s promotional bookmarker in a hotel drawer near the bible recently. I haven’t had the nerve to leave it elsewhere yet, but maybe I better get a little more creative…

  2. Brilliant ideas honey, but, be careful…..

    A guy left some post adds of his book in our local Waterstones, and the staff went online and gave him bad reviews for the book, because they were peeved that he’d left his cards in there 😦


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