The Running Realtor: September 2007

A blend of ramblings about Real Estate & Running around New Haven County and the Connecticut Shoreline

Cartoons and Advertising

Not sure how I woke up with this thought but I was thinking about people that use children in their advertising.  That evolved into my reflection of a cartoon I had made years ago when my kids played hockey and needed to sell ad space for the awards banquet. 

 Since I like to be a little creative I didn't want the standard ad that most parents purchased. Glancing thought the previous year book showed page after page of "Congratulations  BILLYBOB - Love Mom & Dad"

Fortunately I remember things quite well and recalled while Christmas shopping a few months earlier there was a cartoonist at the mall. At the time I was enjoying the success of my first career and remembered thinking his rate for custom work was very reasonable.

Now that school is back in session a new season of AD Books is approaching. Usually when I get a request to place an ad to support some cause I'm busy and miss the deadline.  This year I'm planning ahead.

While working in the engineering field for a quarter century there was an old saying that still rings true. "No matter how loud the beancounters scream they cannot have creativity on demand."  Suppose there area similar sayings for authors suffering from writers block or athletes in a slump. 

Brings me to my question - Any Ideas..?  I need a kick start!  Thinking something funny and memorable that is running and real estate related that can be used when children are selling space in an ad book to raise money for their school or sporting event.

When you are Coming to Connecticut -  Contact Dan Cummings - The Running Realtor for help with Real Estate.

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