Family Selfs Itself to Advertisers

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My how far we've come since the Million Dollar Homepage. Carl and Amy Martin, along with their two children Layne and Kaitlyn, are selling themselves to advertisers. The family has launched The Billboard Family, an offering that allows advertisers to own the Martin's lives.

For advertisers who buy in, the Martin family will wear a brand's t-shirt "all day long, taking loads of photos and videos. We then promote your company online on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and our Website, as well as to all of the many people who ask us why we are all wearing the same shirts."

And like others of its ilk, the cost for a brand to participate increases as the year goes on. No brand has bought in yet but stranger things have happened.

It's one thing for a guy to sell his wardrobe or his forehead or hot chick to sell her body but for a family to sell themselves...and their kids. We're just not sure about this one.

by Steve Hall    Sep-27-10   Click to Comment   
Topic: Human, Strange   

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