Nokia in Canada is trying out a gapingvoid tactic, send out some free stuff to some bloggers. Sounds like a winning idea to me (I just got an N80 from Nokia for my T-shirt 2.0 blog at tcritic.com).
Anyway, many may lump this into the schwag category, but actually, Nokia is smart sending out camera phones to bloggers, especially if they can get more conversation around the tools, techniques and processes for getting pictures from your camera phone onto a the blog.
I’ve currently got flickr set up to post directly to my blog when it recieves email with a photo attached at a certain secret email address. I send the picture from the phone as an email, and the subject line is used as the title and any text in the body is used as the blog post.
Anyway, here’s the criteria that Nokia Canada laid out for you to get a free 6682 phone (which BTW is a pretty sweet smart phone with a 1 megapixel camera, and joy of joys a lens cover).
Basically there is a company looking for bloggers here in Toronto and in Vancouver to try out this Nokia cell phone… it takes pictures and video… really cool specs.
The phone would be yours to keep. This is what they are looking for.
* Lives in Toronto or Vancouver
* Hosts a popular blog with 400+ hits a day
* A current Rogers cell phone subscriber (because the phone is question is only supported by Rogers)
* Between the ages of 22-35
* Keeps his/ her blog updated on a regular basis with pictures and video
* Very socially active
If your Blog falls into this category and you want more info, let me know, I am not associated with this marketing company but merely sharing this opportunity with my fellow bloggers
Actually not bad criteria (I hope they didn’t really say hits? That’s so Q4 ’97).
In many ways the criteria they laid out demonstrates a pretty good understanding on Nokia’s part about how even smaller blogs can contibute to influence and spreading an idea.