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More Weird Viral Marketing Gimmicks


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.

I’ve placed links to both sites on my Examples of Student Work page under eCards.

You can read more about how I use viral marketing devices with English Language Learners here.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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