I’ve got two more strange marketing gimmicks used by companies to advertise their sites or products. In both of them, English Language Learners and others can write a message and then, using a text-to-speech feature, have a bizarre creature speak it. It can be emailed, and then the url posted to a blog or online journal.
You can send a Halloween eCard and have a scary-looking guy from the “Carnival of Carnage” speak what you write.
You can also send a speaking message from something called Dude Mail.
You can read more about how I use viral marketing devices with English Language Learners here.