The value of advertising in all venues has dropped during recent years, as Craigslist, Google, and other online venues has turned ads into an ever-cheaper commodity. Could the ubiquity of tattoos have done the same thing for flesh-based promotions?
We left messages with Chrome's marketing department, and with Everlasting Tattoo artist
Justin May, the featured tattooer at the convention, to get details
about the promotion. We hadn't heard back by press time.
In the meantime, we'll note that Forbes.com reports advertising is expected to grow only 2.8 percent this year. If this trend of gradual recovery were to apply to the human-body based ad market, we suggest readers hold out until 2015. By then, rates should have risen to a bag, some shoes, plus a cap.
Thought we didn't hear back from Chrome yesterday, a representative who'd seen this item today wrote us the following note.
Deals were not cut in exchange for swag. We were beyond flattered to learn that two attendees had selected the Griffin, and humbled, thought they deserved a special token of thanks and gratitude in exchange for their continued die-hard support.Got that? Tatooees weren't given schwag in exchange for putting logos on their body. They were given schwag in exchange for their continued die-hard support, as expressed by putting logos on their bodies.