STUPIDVIDEOS.com sent us a press release today....by Joyce Schwarz, blogging at Hollywood2020.blogs.com and so we took a look....
MERCHANDISE...key to $$$$$$
and it was fun!...Check this out-- great potential way to monetize user generated videos-- merchandising....we've said it before...and we said it recently at the LA Games Conference...MERCHANDISE THIS CONTENT...make cards out of it....make screensavers out of them....make games out of them....make trading cards....gadgets, gizmos--anything you see on eBay or Cafe Press....merchandise it. Want a hint how it's done...check out HELLO KITTY...they take original content and merchandise it to the value of $500M a year in the US alone...and everything is licensing-- everything....and if you don't sell your product in the first 30-60 days -- well...that's it ....NEXT....why is this licensing & merchandising thing so hard to get....
STUPID VIDEOS is doing it all for free...no ads...no price...but it's a start--- take a look --
surprisingly this is the same card we just sent ourselves..but we didn't get it so some glitch in the system I guess...maybe it was the AOL address...but anyway meanwhile...check out this link in their press release....http://www.stupidvideos.com/cards/view.php?i=103. The SV eCards service can be accessed through its new tab on the StupidVideos.com homepage.
OF COURSE I"M ASSUMING THAT STUPID VIDEOS HAS THE RIGHTS TO THESE CARDS FROM THE CREATORS...if not....back to the drawing board...or should I say the lawyer's office??? js.
UPDATE December 18, 2006 -- Hollywood2020.blogs.com heard from a rep at StupidVideos and he was far from stupid-- smart dude...who said that YES they do have all permissions...dude even said that the Hollywood2020.blogs.com post by Joyce Schwarz on merchandizing got them thinking...hmmmm well they know where to find Joyce if they want more input or assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org -- BLATANT SELF PROMOTION may make 2007 profitable :))) for everyone!!