Big contest this week, folks. We’re giving away yet another GPS puck, it’s true. So with a prize of that magnitude, we’re not expecting any half-assed efforts here. There’s been a lot of marketing talk going on lately, so I thought we’d take that route this week and ask you folks, the target audience for RIM, what you would do if you were in their shoes.
This week we ask you: How would you market the BlackBerry 8800? By all means, you can choose more traditional forms of advertising (print, outdoor, TV), or go outside the box with guerilla efforts, or even introduce something as simple as a little direct mail piece – think hard on this one. There’ll be some secondary prizes handed out, but did we mention that the winner will walk away with a BT-359 Bluetooth GPS puck? Yeah, pretty sure we did, so do your best. Contest closes next Thursday @ midnight.
Last week we were talking about RIM’s upcoming appearance at the Barcelona 3GSM Conference. We were kind of interested in the fact that RIM will apparently “officially announce” the 8800 here, but why announce a non-3G device at a conference devoted to the topic. Ah, so confusing. Anyway, Nick wins by default because you’re all not skeptics like us. And he even won by being snarky. Congrats, Nick.