If anyone has other ideas to enhance personal marketing, please share your successes here.
About a year ago, I was asked to develop a small game (for free) for a non-profit organization that they could deliver to their constiuency to help promote their services.
What I came up with was a small, addictive pong-like game with a few twists. For the paddles, I used familiar elements of their services, and for the "ball" I used a 3-d animated image of their logo. The graphics were important, as I wanted this project to be very professional in appearance.
At the end of the game, i.e. the credits screen, I provided a logo and link to my design website, with a catchy phrase to peak their curiosity. (OK, the phrase was, "Click here to promote your business with a customized game!) Pretty catchy, huh?
The company distributed the game, (a standalone executable) through email, floppy disks, and a website download.
Though the game was simple, and not a full-scale adventure, or anything like that, it boasted this company's services with simplistic clarity.
I was blown away by the feedback I recieved! I have been nearly overwhelmed by the new business generated from this simple little "FREE" project. And the great thing is that most people just want a modified version of this little game. It takes less than four hours to create and swap the custom graphics into it!
I hope this can help someone else out there.
[Edited by JabezStone on 02-09-2001 at 11:12 AM]
Great job, JabezStone!!! That's the kind of events that alot of us wish could have happened to us. Clearly, this is a prime example of "you get what you give". By giving your services, and utilizing the most important aspect of business (CREATIVITY), amazing things happen!
I'm happy for you!
**(jotting down notes "game with logo-paddles-ball")
Ha Ha.. just kidding!