Poker Site Stoops to New Promotional Low
We know the Internet is full of lame, cheesy, oddball promotions but this one sure grabbed our attention. On SaveMyFinger.com an man calling himself Carl Valentine made a bet with his "internet marketer" millionaire friend he could send 2 million people to SaveMyFinger by April 18, 2006. If Valentine succeeds, he will play his friend in a poker match to win the million dollars. If Valentine fails to generate 2 million visitors to the site, he will play his friend in a poker match to keep his right index finger. That's right. If Valentine doesn't achieve 2 million visitors and loses the poker match, he will also lose his finger.
Now that you have all stopped ROTFL, the two will play poker at PokerRoom.com, the real marketer behind this crazy stunt. SaveMyFinger.com is so purposefully Geocities, it's a dead giveaway that this is a stupid marketing stunt. With so many easy ways to publish a website these days, one would have to be a programming guru to create a site that actually looks this purposefully bad.
Of course Valentine is BEGGING for our help to "post about it in your blogs or forums." Somehow, we think Carl Valentine and the mysterious "internet marketer" are one and the same.
Now I'm really conflicted... do I look at this awful site and give him traffic or not.
2 million hits? easy... just create a pixel ad page and watch as the bloggers start to link.
Yes... I just dropped some hate.
Roald Dahl wants his cut of the money for this idea.
Some hilarious hate, though, anon:-)
What's next, savemybutt.com, betyourass.com, ...
Being part of the gambling industry just gets more ridiculous by the day. The sooner the Americans legalise regulate online gambling the better, then maybe this type of marketing strategy may ease off somewhat.
The nine.com offering Kate Moss 5 million dollars to promote gambling (ie don't take drugs, gamble instead) was bad enough, but this save my finger lark is plain sad.
just the sort of sick (read:essential) humor that keeps bring me back to adrants.
Will the cutting off of the finger be on the site? He could get 2MM folks for that!
That's entertainment! Or is it? At least no-one's ripping me off this time. Or are they?
New spin on the concept....funnier and more innovative: