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.