Alright. I think most of you are familiar with this by now. In the Event of Famousness is a once-a-month dealio at The Wonder That Is My Blog. The idea is that we're all going to be famous one day, and it's good to plan ahead for that eventuality. So I'm here to help you think about the most important aspects of famousness. Theoretically, this should help us to avoid any underpants-missing, couch-jumping type episodes that we see all too often in celebrityville.
Frankly, once is too often for that kind of thing.
Anywho. This month, we're going to talk about being a spokesperson, because if you're famous enough, you're going to get offers for this kind of thing. First off, it's important to think about the product you're being asked to represent. Does it fit with your image? Does it appeal to your target audience? Don't I sound like a marketing professional who actually knows what she's talking about?
I worked in marketing for five years. I fooled them into thinking that I knew things too, so don't feel bad.
If the product doesn't fit your image, then you really ought to say no. Because really, Preparation H may offer me a million dollars to dress up as the Hemorrhoid Avenger and accost people on the street as a part of their new ad campaign, but it might hurt my Cool Status among teens. (Ya think?) But I'd jump at the chance to represent Zom-B-Gone (Are your work and home lives being constantly interrupted by the undead? Spray Zom-B-Gone on those pesky interlopers and watch as the highly concentrated acid reduces them to a bubbling mess on the floor!) or Capes R Us (Providing capes to superheroes, vampires, and goth flashers since 2008!), because those two companies kind of work with the image that I'm trying to project.
Minus the goth flashers, of course.
Here's your homework, kids. Think it over and tell me: what kinds of products do you plan to represent?