Fascinating Comment Spam? October 3, 2005Posted by Leita in Internet.
Are marketing firms eyeing personal blogs as the next advertising frontier? Judge for yourself.
And then I got a comment from a man called Barry Scott. The comment read as follows:
“Hi Tom, Always remember one thing. Life is very, very short and nothing is worth limiting yourself from seeing the ones you love. I hadn’t seen my father in 15 years until 2 years ago. I was apprehensive but I kept telling myself that no matter how estranged we’d become there was no river to wide to cross. Drop me a line if I can be of any more help. Cheers, Barry”
Sounds fine, doesn’t it? Except that ‘Barry Scott’ isn’t a real person – he’s a marketing vehicle for a brand called Cillit Bang and his weblog is a barely disguised viral marketing platform for the product.
Choate is still digging to find the “real” Barry Scott.