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02-09-2001, 12:07 PM
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]

02-09-2001, 03:19 PM
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!

Again, KUDOS!!!
I'm happy for you!

**(jotting down notes "game with logo-paddles-ball")
Ha Ha.. just kidding!


02-09-2001, 11:30 PM
Well you deserved it!
I love little games like that and doesn't it feel good to be the "center of attention"?