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Saturday, January 29, 2005

Creative Advertising

posted by Jazz at 1/29/2005 04:44:00 PM

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This guy has come up with a fairly creative and quite possibly insane way to make some extra money.

The Next Big Thing, according to 31-year-old Joe Tamargo: The body is a billboard.

Tamargo, who runs a Web site LivingAdSpace.com, has started a new enterprise, selling advertisers the opportunity to permanently tattoo their messages on his body.

After posting his offer on eBay, the responses began to trickle in.

Two advertisers earned spots on his right arm -- and put a little more than $1,000 in his pocket. A California pharmaceutical company last week posted an ad for pilldaddy.com for $500. On Thursday, Tamargo earned $510 to have "Save Martha! It's a good thing. SaveMartha.com" permanently etched farther down the same arm.

I wonder if that's a one time payment, or if they have to keep paying every year? And more to the point, if they don't pay up, how does he pull the ad?