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    Default Guerilla Marketing

    Excerpt from PennyArcade:

    We received the following from a young man who we will call "Mr. Smith."

    (CW)TB

    Hey guys,

    I interviewed for a guerilla marketing business in San Francisco that targeted web forums.

    I was told that if I accepted the job, I was to have at LEAST 50 identities on as many forums as I could muster (they wanted 100 eventually), with a goal of 5 posts an hour. The posts had to be well thought out, and the idea was that I was to establish multiple identities with a history on the forums, so that when the timing was right a well written but subtly placed marketing post could be finessed in. And regular visitors would recognize the post as coming from a long time poster.

    They had 12 people working there full time, and were hiring 10 more. You do the math. No wait, I'll do it for you: that's 880 posts a day (if minimum was met). However he said the better ones could do around 8 or 10 an hour. And they had different "verticals" so there was the sports guy, and the games guy, the hentai, excuse me I mean anime guy, etc.

    But the most critical point was this: develop and integrate the identity. No random "HEY EB GAMES IS AWESOME BUY THIS" stuff.

    Kinda spooky.

    Didn't take the job. It was a fucking mill.

    Now. Question. Who do you think here is most likely to be one of these people? Basically it's anyone who tried to change opinions and is a forum whore(ex. Cold-NeeTe). This might rule out anyone who gave out pictures. Also might rule out people who post too often in a day. So basically we're looking for someone who logs on maybe once a day, posts thoughtfully, and has tried or has not yet tried to advertise a certain game or product.

    Nominate your guesses and I'll put up a poll soon enough.

    Nominations:
    Cold-NeeTe -herpes medication (giggles)

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    The witch hunt is on!

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    And we're looking for basic stereotypes. Who's the hentai guy?

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    damn, looks like the shows over... I'm the martial arts guy. looks like this forum is worth nothing to me now. this'll be my last post; it was fun while it lasted.

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    Hey Aikido you serious about your last post? damn..

    Id vote warf as the spammer, he keeps doing all that nonsense post and tries to get everyone else join that convo

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    But then no one would take him seriously if he tried to sway opinions. Definitely not Warf.

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    If it comes to change other peoples opinions.. hail martyr
    id vote him as the tyrannist or something similiar.
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    He is a marketer! after gaining the trust of everyone (with terror!) he will surely start advertising something! thus everyone will be buying!

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    We're trying to root out the possible guerilla marketers damn it. Not the people who you think are something

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    *tip-toes away into a shadowy corner*


    I'd like to die with the songs I love stuck in my head. I hope to make the most of these hollow bones we become.
    I raise a toast to the the souls that sang all along. I've been gathering friends to just to make some sounds,
    before the ship goes down, I've been making amends by making the rounds before the whole world ends


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    *pssstttt... steal!! theyre onto us! execute code azure super secret plan(tm)!!*

 

 
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