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Old 08-23-2006, 12:19 PM
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anyone promotion seen such blatant self promotion??http://www.chipfoose.com/ , http://www.boydshop.com/ , http://www.jimmyshine.com/ , http://www.so-calspeedshop.com/ , I'm certain someone can find something offensive in each one and cars they don't like!! The horse is dead, time to stop beating it.

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Old 08-23-2006, 12:20 PM
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HH -- thanks, but I'm just a web geek, the lowest level on the International Monkey Spanker Badness scale. Bummer .
Yeh...but your cool and your OUR web geek! That makes you high on our scale.
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:38 PM
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Hehehehe....trying to get an email adress for Billy Joel Armstrong, even though I'll doubt he'll read it, maybe his production company will think its bad advertising for him.



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Old 08-23-2006, 12:56 PM
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Hey guys, Gas Monkey Garage is gonna be featured in 3 different magazines as well

Ol Skool Rodz magazine
Hard Core Magazine (www.detroitjunk.com)
Burnout Magazine

Plus they will be in the May edition of Hot Rod Magazine.

It would be worthwhile sending an email to those mags as well maybe.


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Old 08-23-2006, 01:10 PM
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Ok gang, here’s the list of e-mail adresses we can flood

The Shows they’re featured in
support@overhaulin.com
info@powerblocktv.com

The Mags they’re featured in
info@olskoolrodz.com (Publisher: Geno Dipol, Managing Editor: Alan Hayes)
n-k@fd5.so-net.ne.jp (Hard Core Magazine)
hotrod@primedia.com (Hot Rod Magazine)

And this is as close to contacting Greenday as it gets
http://secure.greenday.com/?_page=staff:staff


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Rumor has it that both Monkeys are vying for the same love interest!

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Old 08-23-2006, 01:36 PM
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I see a comment on YouTube

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Old 08-23-2006, 05:22 PM
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Here's how to locate and communicate with members of the automotive aftermarket marketing community so that we can respectfully let them know what's going on here.

First, I just typed "automotive marketing" into Google. The first link points to a list of websites that are involved in automotive marketing: list of automotive marketing sites . Not bad, 51 sites are listed. The 5th site immediately catches my eye: Advanced Digital Strategies, LLC. Their description is: "Information source for the automotive aftermarket, specializing in marketing and technology topics."

These words catch my eye: digital, information, aftermarket, marketing, technology. They sound like a web-savvy company. They'll probably have a good background understanding of this situation. Plus, I can see that they specialize in the aftermarket, which is largely what covers the hotrodding industry (as opposed to say, marketers who work for new car dealers, etc.).

I visit their site. Looks good. Information-based, lots of articles. They mention concepts such as data mining and search engine optimization. And, they even have forums. Low-volume, but it shows that they are most probably not just tech-savvy, but familiar with online culture. Then, I check out their "About Us" page: About Advanced Digital Strategies, LLC . Experience with websites, tech knowledge, years in the aftermarket industry. Perfect.

I click the "Contact Us" link, and look at the first entry. There are some website and marketing association names that I recognize. Time to email him. The text of the email is below, followed by commentary:

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My name is Jonathan. I'm the administrator for the Hotrodders Bulletin Board, a large forum for hotrodding enthusiasts.

I found your website through a directory listing of automotive marketing companies at Dmoz.org. I saw on the "About Us" section of your site that you've been involved with ClassicCar.com, SEMA, and online marketing for the automotive aftermarket.

I'm writing to you because the members of our website are working to spread awareness throughout the entire automotive marketing industry about marketing tactics used on our forums that we feel were manipulative and unethical.

Specifically, marketers working for Gas Monkey Garage spammed our forums with promotional material. This is actually fairly common. However, in this situation, the promotional material included:

1. A photograph of two men posing in "tough-guy" pose, wearing nothing but black thong bikinis that read: "Spank My Monkey". No joke.

2. A video in which the head of Gas Monkey Garage, Richard Rawlings, proclaims that he is the "Anti-Christ of the Hot Rod World".


Furthermore, this was done under the guise of "help us choose a charity to contribute to" (while we create buzz for our new TV show).


In typical internet fashion, we've put together a hilarious parody of their attempted maneuver. I think that it will really be enjoyed by anyone involved in automotive marketing.


Here's a link to two quick examples of their parodied promotional photo:

http://www.hotrodders.com/badboyspic12

http://www.hotrodders.com/badboyspic17


And, if you're interested, here's a link to the full discussion, with numerous other examples:

http://www.hotrodders.com/badboys


At very least, we think it stands as a fine example of how not to market to online automotive enthusiasts. I hope you enjoy it.


Thanks,

Jonathan
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Some notes:
  • First I introduce myself, and state my position and my affiliation.
  • Next, I demonstrate that I've taken the time to visit his site (not just the main page either). He knows I'm not a spammer, sending out the same message to millions of people.
  • Next, I get right to the point. I tell him why I'm writing to him, without trying to beat around the bush.
  • I don't make an accusation, I give an opinion. I say that "we feel" that the marketing tactics were manipulative and unethical.
  • I give some quick examples, being sure to name Gas Monkey Garage and Richard Rawlings.
  • I give two quick links to some of the best parody pics. Note how I've set up short redirect links. This is so that the links won't break in the email, because they're too long.
  • I give the link to the full discussion.
  • Thank him, and I'm done. Move down the list to the next site that catches my eye. When that list is done, back to Google to find more listings.


Bear in mind that these people probably won't post in this thread (a wise move, from their perspective). However, they're the ones you see as the numerous anonymous "guests" browsing this thread.
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Old 08-23-2006, 05:35 PM
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Hmmmm....the old saying...the pen is mightier than the sword...in this case...its the mouse and the keyboard.
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Old 08-24-2006, 12:57 AM
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How could I have missed this deliciously hilarious thread?!?!?!
And Why didn't anyone tell me about it, everyone knows I like to make fun of peoples pics!!!

Oh well, I got one in the works right now, I'll post it in a minute. But I just wanna say this.
Im sure everyone here has seen some shock pics, where trolls on the internet post the grossest most disturbing pics they can in order to tick someone off?
I just posted this pic on one of them sites, so this little fiasco could be one big internet joke
Just before I posted the pic on that website though, I took the hotrodders address off, I would hate to see some of those idiots come here


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Old 08-24-2006, 01:33 AM
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where are you posting them brad?
rotten? Craigs list rants and raves is a good place too. Try the San Francisco edition. Maybe the M4M section too.
I'll bet rich and his posture challenged friend get lots of ...er propositions from there.
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Old 08-24-2006, 01:40 AM
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Here's my first one, I'll get some more crap done later.
Nightfire, those emails are very tempting, I might have some fun with them later


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Old 08-24-2006, 01:47 AM
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Let's keep this within our standard board guidelines (I just had to split a post out to the Dump). Believe me, I know the temptation is there. However, we lose our sharp wit when we degrade to potty humor and blatant "gay jokes". I know the original promotional material has some disturbing homo-erotic undertones, but keep in mind that there are no doubt many homosexuals who are legitimately offended by their lifestyle being portrayed by Richard Rawlings.

WakBordr7387 -- good to see you in here. Nice first submission. BTW, if you missed this thread, then clearly it hasn't been sufficiently publicized. My error. I'll do some more work posting it in the board header, and on other parts of the site. It looks like we now have enough material to set up a dedicated gallery page with our wonderful parodies, and a summary of this fiasco. Also, nice work on the forethought regarding posting the pic on the net. Fortunately, there is a place on the net for every type of picture. Pass it around as much as you can, but pass it differently as each situation requires. I recently had a member PM me a parody pic for approval before posting it on this board. It was not within the limits of our posting guidelines, but I might have him contact you for a more appropriate place to post it.

I'll take care of that tomorrow though. I've been busy playing with video editing software all day .
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Here's my first one, I'll get some more crap done later.
Nightfire, those emails are very tempting, I might have some fun with them later


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Yea where have you been Brad?? I mean geez, I gave the thread what it deserves, a damn 5 and no less to attract more people to it I'll come up with more parodies sometime, I have to be fresh though so I'll do it when I wake up in the morning tomorrow. Believe me, I wanted to do some pretty funny ones but they would easily fail the pg rating this site strives to stay within
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