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Advertising on tombstones

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Tim
04-02-2002
08:25 PM ET (US)
Does anyone know what sort of regulations by the govt or the funeral homes/cemetaries themselves are? This is a largely untapped source of advertising, one that I wouldnt expect to stay untapped for long... I am interested in finding out more info about it... Advertising permeates every aspect of our lives, and especially in this postmodern era of hyper reality i would expect this to be looked into further by interested parties. I dont think this is a joke, except that im a cynic and find this sort of thing funny... anyway...
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bungatron
03-29-2002
02:01 PM ET (US)
Doesn't matter if it's a joke, or not. I doubt anyone would take them up on their offer.

However, I bet loads of people here have heard about Shadowman 2 who ordinarily would not. Doesn't matter if it actually happens - the idea is out, and it's associated with that game.

EA Marketing:1 - boingboing submissions:nil
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Casey P.
03-29-2002
12:47 PM ET (US)
You know how much coverage this will get? I mean, aside from probably appearing on tons of blogs I bet some news sources pick it up too. Genius! I think I'll e-mail them and tell them I'm interested and see what they say.

Casey
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evan donovan
03-28-2002
11:28 PM ET (US)
This has got to be some kind of early April Fool's joke. That image looks awfully fake to me, unless Acclaim is planning to tape magazine cutouts to people's tombstones.
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Starchy
03-28-2002
07:19 PM ET (US)
I don't imagine tombstone adverts would hit the target demographic too hard, and I don't imagine any PR department in the world would fail to notice this. Also, the image accompanying didn't really look slick enough to have been given to Gamespot by Acclaim.
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Ass Morpher
03-28-2002
07:06 PM ET (US)
It's gotta be a joke (god, I hope so), designed to pique the ire of bloggers and journalists. I almost forwarded it to ADbusters, but thought better of it.

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