I’ve said this for the past couple of months, ever since Guardians of the Galaxy started making its presence known with the media, this has been some of the best promotions and marketing I’ve seen with a movie for a very long time. When I attended Philly Comic Con (Wizard World) in June, Marvel had a large green screen and table set up by the entrance. Fans would stand in front of the green screen, have their picture taken, and when they got their print, they would be added in the famous Guardians line-up along with the other characters. Anyone who did this would receive a large, double-sided (light box) Guardians of the Galaxy poster (like the ones that you see in movie theaters). This was all free. Then again a few weeks ago, Marvel released a 17 minute preview of Guardians in many theaters across the nation, giving fans a taste of what’s to come (aside from just showing a few movie trailers on TV). Fans that attended that would also receive a (smaller) poster, but it was an exclusive, something that you couldn’t just buy online. I’ve worked in promotions for several years and whenever I see great marketing, I appreciate what they’re promoting even more. I was already very excited to see Guardians of the Galaxy to begin with and this just whet my appetite for more.
Last night was another great promotion for Guardians. Marvel teamed up with Yahoo!Live to give fans, both in the audience and online, a chance to do a Q&A with the cast, director James Gunn, and even President of Marvel. What made me appreciate this even more was that they did this all through Continue reading →
Written by: Christopher Lee
Hello and Farewell!
Hello to our new host at WordPress, and farewell to our old host on Tumblr.
The nerd-base.tumblr.com account will remain active, but it will act more like most tumblr accounts do, reposting relevant articles and pictures from other blogs, as well as serving as a community presence there.
With the move, we now have the option for comments and discussion on posts, a more well-fleshed-out follow system, a larger community base, better site customization, and best off, an easier option to finally get more contributors to the site (which you’re TOTALLY open to email me about if you’re interested!!).
So, here’s to looking forward to better things!!
Don’t forget, the Nerd-Base crew (okay…so far it’s just two guys, maybe three if he ever decides to post, hehe) are going to be at Pi-Con in Enfield, CT this weekend. If you’re going and you want to meet up, email me from the site and we’ll sort something out!
Follow the Nerd-Base! Still looking for contributors!
No seriously, we want your submissions!!
This tumblr site may not be the permanent home of Nerd-Base.com, but I (Chris) would definitely like it to be the start point of a growing community for our site…er…base.
So, if you find out about any awesome news in the vein of any “nerdy” topics, if you have an event you’d like to advertise (though there’s a bit more to the advertising than just plop n’ drop), feel free to drop ‘em in the old submit box! I’ll check ‘em out and if they fit the bill, you’ll get credit for your posts. If you post a lot of great content, who knows, you may get a message from me asking you to join our team!
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