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Marketing Ideas

Monday, April 30, 2007
So I've been an avid reader of PvP Online for like 7 years now. (I distinctly remember having a PvP Online themed LAN party during my first senior year in college - which would have been in the 1999-2000 academic year. So, it's safe to say that I'm "a fan". Yes, I think Scott Kurtz is hilarious.

This post is about something he's doing right now. However, here's the background before I rave (or rant, just to keep you in suspense.) The world of online comics seems to be pretty small - most comic artists are either friends or bitter enemies, there doesn't seem to be much middle ground. Scott and Kristopher Straub (from StarSlipCrisis.com) have become friends and have engaged in a few projects of late - to the point that Kristopher apparently moved out to Texas to open a work studio with Scott. Fun times.

So they've got this podcast thingy called the "Kris and Scott Power Hour", which is basically them messing around and having fun. Completely awesome, since these two characters come up with some of the funniest stuff on the planet. The latest scheme (and the point of this post) is their "Friends for Five" idea. You give them $10 and they call you and pretend to be your best friend (instead of potentially making you the butt of a joke) for five minutes - all recorded, of course.

I laughed for a whole 5 minutes after reading the idea. Too funny!


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