Swagtastic!
Photo-A-Day #1433

Today’s photo is of all the cool swag I have to give away to people at Blogs, Brews and Belly Laughs on Friday. I hope that many people come out that night especially after the article that the Sun Chronicle did yesterday. I started getting everything ready tonight for Friday night because Friday I know I’m going to be running super late. This is because at the exact same time I am throwing this party at Speed of Thought Players I am also organizing a company wide three day presentation next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Next Thursday I can finally get a telecommute day.

I wanted to let everyone know just what sorts of things I am giving away at Blogs, Brews and Belly Laughs. Something you might have noticed was the lack of Logo on my BenSpark.com hats. I made a mock up of the hats I want using the logo that was designed for me (I don’t think I can tell you who designed it for me yet, not till my blog redesign is complete, I think). This has proved rather difficult. I cannot get anyone to add the logo without resorting to paying huge fees. I bought the hats for $3.14 each and I’m not going to turn around and put $18 worth of embroidery on 16 of them, that is nuts. You gotta know when to brand ’em and know when to run. I’m not running yet, I am however going to try a few more options. I may have to forgo the actual logo and make more of a strictly text hat.

You can also see a case of BluFrog Wildly Healthy Energy Drink. I received that case from Jeremy Kendall of Gimmie BluFrog. Jeremy has been really supportive of my as I explore the possibility of becoming a BluFrog distributor. I had a great idea for a name if I ever do get into that. The address I would use would be FortunateBluFrog. And you may have noticed that I have been writing some stream of consciousness posts based around fortune cookies. I have many interesting ideas to go along with those posts.

T-Shirts are a staple give away and TenBills.com stepped up and sent me 3 great shirts to give away on Friday night including one girly T. TenBills.com has been awesome to work with they sponsored a T-Shirt contest with me and gave away 12 shirts. They even gave me two shirts and I liked another shirt so much I went and bought it. If you want inexpensive T-shirts with great designs then look no further than TenBills.com.

I am happy that I have two Xshot Camera Extenders to give away. The Xshot is one of my absolute favorite accessories for photography. I take it with me everywhere. I plan on using the Xshot to set up BenSpark’s PhotoBooth and take photos with everyone who comes to the event. Then I plan on using those pictures for something very cool to give each person who steps into BenSpark’s PhotoBooth. I can’t wait to tell you exactly what I am going to do, but you will have to wait until I do it. I can tell you that it is going to be something that people will remember.

Because I am an IZEA Insider and head of the “I’m Not a Famous Blogger” crew I have a big box of swag to give away at the event. I could have sworn that Ashley from IZEA sent me a box of bricks because there are so many great items inside. I have stickers, pins, more stickers, wristbands, bumper stickers, mints and silly putty. So much fun stuff to give away. I hope to talk to many people about IZEA and SocialSpark and maybe recruit some folks who want to make some money from an excellent company.

I’m also going to give away 3 of my 2009 Photo-A-Day Calendars. I printed up about 25 of them to sell and raise money for Race for the Cure. Well I didn’t sell any and I think I sold only one online so I’ll probably not make another one even though people have asked, the demand is not there. Or I will only make the online one and forget printing out individual ones unless I do it as gifts for family. As of now I’m sitting on 16 1/4 used ones.

And last but not least there is a Polaroid PoGo instant photo printer. That is a cool device but what is even cooler is the PoGo ZINK Paper. ZINK Imaging was generous in that they sent me 200 sheets of paper plus two PoGos of my very own. I’ll be making use of both during Blogs, Brews and Belly Laughs. This is part of that secret thing I can’t talk about yet, but wait till Saturday’s post.

So it looks like I am just about ready for the event. I’ve got my swag together. Allison is cutting out all my business cards to the odd size I made (trust me it will be worth it). And now I have to make sure that I take everything I need and charge up all my digital equipment. I’m taking along the webcam and am going to broadcast the event live from The Speed of Thought Playhouse. I’ll be using Ustream.tv to do so you might want to be prepared and follow http://www.ustream.tv/BenSpark to be ready to watch the fun on Friday night. I will also be live twittering during the event and I’ll include photos and videos through Utterli.

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8 Responses to “Swagtastic!”

  1. I totally wish I could go to this event. It looks like it’s going to be tons of fun.

    Ashley K. Edwardss last blog post..IZEAFest ’08 Invites All Bloggers and Advertisers to Annual Social Media Conference

  2. Drew says:

    Ashley,
    I wish you could come up for this too. I;m both nervous and excited. However, you can still attend online through ustream.tv.

  3. Blu Frog says:

    I’m liking your swag Ben Spark!

  4. Drew says:

    Thanks very much, (Insert name here) Dude, who am I talking to? Because I know the frog is awesome but he cannot speak.

  5. Baba says:

    Sounds like you’ll have a blast

    Babas last blog post..Cool Giveaways

  6. Drew says:

    Baba,
    I certainly hope so.

  7. Toni says:

    Dude! You are loaded down! That’s a good thing!

    Is it really only five days away? Yikes.

    Excited. Nervous. Hoping I’m not biting off more than I can chew.

  8. Drew says:

    Toni,
    You found some of my older swag stockpiles. I’ve got even more cool stuff for IZEAFest. See you there.