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approaching corporations w/ ideas

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Vanity, May 6, 2004.

  1. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    hey kiddies,

    i figured, given the "artistic" nature of this site, a few of you might have experience pitching advertising/design ideas to major corportations, and i wanted some advice.

    i have a rather good idea (don't care to go into details) that a few major companies may be able to utilize. It isn't something i really care strongly about, so i don't feel the need to start it off myself.

    but i have no idea how to get it going. i don't really wantg to contact somebody and pitch it to them, because there's nothing to stop them from just taking the idea and not giving me shit.

    i could start it off myself (it's doesn't require much investment), but there are not profits to be made, just recognition and PR (hence, pitching it to a corporation)

    so if anyone has advice on how to go about this, i'd appreciate it... contact the marketing department? copyright it? contact and ad agency? thanks
  2. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    this didn't go over so well, eh? :burned:
  3. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    Definately copyright that shit first. I've heard so many stories about underground artists getting ripped off it's not even funny. They will rip you in a new york minute.
  4. the_gooch

    the_gooch 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 15, 2002 Messages: 11,566 Likes Received: 431
    i own a corporation, pitch away man.
  5. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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  6. fatbastard

    fatbastard Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 30, 2002 Messages: 2,880 Likes Received: 11
    it really depends, is it an idea for an advertising angle? do you have more than one? call up the corporations and ask to make a telephone appointment (make sure you make an appointment otherwise you wont be talking to anyone significant, and they will just talk crap to get you off the phone, trust me) with the head of advertising, or if thats not possible a representative from a relevant department, explain that you have some really r good ideas that you would be willing to discuss with there advertising team during their next meeting, which will take no longer than 5-10 minutes. when you arrive dress professional (like you do this thing all the time) and have some visuals for them so they know exactly where your coming from.....i have done similar things in the past, and getting them to take you seriously is hard..once you get past that its all smooth sailing.

    good luck.