Daily Email Promo from Gapingvoid on Vimeo.Hola, Jason here (CEO of gapingvoid etc etc)… For all you gapingvoid newbies, you may not know that we publish a daily email every Tuesday–Saturday. It always contains one of Hugh’s cartoons with a little narrative and sometimes an exclusive deal on gapingvoid goodies.
We’ve been playing around with animation and the one above is a little eight-second promo that we want to use to call attention to the daily email. Although it works great as is, we’d like to add some copy to it, and so, Fearless Readers, we are going to have a little competition for the best copy as judged by us.
Here is how we are going to do it:
Simply suggest the copy to go with it, in twelve words or less.
In other words, we need 12 words to go with the video, to explain what the story is.
The winner will get a free framed cube grenade of her choosing, signed and inscribed by Hugh (a $200 value) and if you have a blog or site, we’ll link back to it AND give you a mention on the actual video, etc.
Normally, this is the kind of things we’d do ourselves, but what the heck, sometimes “open source” is more fun for everybody.
Thanks, and looking forward!
I’m assuming you want these as replies here? or emailed to you? No instructions given.
As for my 12 words or less: “Insights that will blow your mind, delivered daily.”
– gapingvoid – what’ll be left of your head
– where’s your head at?
– who’s mind have you blown today?
Simon receives a very toxic email.
Daily email that will blow your fucking mind.
“Internet love at work.”
“Why we love the internet at work.”
“Web at work makes me happy.”
“Let’s hear it for the internet at work.”
“Let’s hear it for the web at work.”
“Once again the web at work makes the day.”
It’s not just the drawings. It’s your life transformed by them.
It’s not just the cartoons. It’s your life transformed by them. (Correction to previous post)
Exhilarating feeling of opening my email and seeing I got the job!
You are the best Hugh!
Here goes my attempt at 12 words or less.
Blasting Interesting Stories That Lead to Triumph over adversity
A daily note reveals truth
With awesome cartoon.
Here goes my attempt at 12 words or less:
“Life time stories are every where. Inspiration goes here.”
With one click, one realization, life can change. Be the click.
gapingvoid daily e-mail. So much inspiration, your head will explode.
Our apologies for making you a suit. We’ll fix that. gapingvoid.com
Press any key. Get pissed while your mind blows.
We send mail,
That will send you,
On a new mind trail!
We send mail,
That will set you,
On a new mind trail!
Two submissions below.
1) You have achieved enlightenment. Now don’t blow it.
2) Re: your great idea, email my secretary so she can delete it.
“If you don’t understand it, then just laugh along anyway”
Light follows a Gaping Void. Get your daily dose here.
Minds function when they are open. Start your day with Gaping Void.
Boil convention dry with a pulse from GapingVoid.
Is nirvanna possible via email? Try GapingVoid.
Expand your horizon. Peer @gapingvoid daily.
Step 1: Open computer. Step 2: Be inspired. There is no 3.
“Serendipity in an unusual format…”
radiate or die.
Scan, review, delete
Email, removes free thought
As he peered into the Void, he was blown away.
“Inspiration ’til your head pops. (Results may vary).”
“Fill your head with goodness, email-style. Gapingvoid mind-blowing services.”
“Gapingvoid’s mind-blowing email service. Results may vary.”
“Free your mind from your head. Get the Gapingvoid newsletter daily.”
When are you closing on entries? I want to sit down and make a proper go of this.
Click. OMG it’s the Gapingvoid Daily. My head will explode. Bang!
A new social media network discovered, so bright it’s mind blowing!
Yikes, I am a dumb dumb …
“Cartoons so bright it’s mind blowing”
Daily Gaping Void. More powerful than a random system update.
Bits that bring the Big Bang to your brain.
Bits that Big Bang your brain
(cool animation, btw)
Sign-up for daily email.
Go on – It’s great!
You know you want to.
Takes your head to a better place…where smart stuff happens.
“Do not avoid”
“The vacuum cleaner”
There’s a Gaping Void where your boredom used to be.
@steve, perhaps that should have been “As he GAPED into the Void”?
It wasn’t until I saw the comments that I realized you’re looking for more of an advertising pitch.
My first take was something like “Cute cat videos strike again” or “This is your brain on cute cat videos.”
Now I have to go back and rethink my approach.
For daily e-mail that goes far beyond eye-popping.
A few ideas:
‘It’s easy to let the dazzle of the internet over-shine your day.’
‘Beware: all those links seem illuminating at first.’
‘Click with caution. Or better yet, don’t click at all.’
This was fun, Jason! Thanks for the exercise!
This is going to be hard. Hugh, I suggest that we up the prize to the top 3. What do you think?
“The Daily Thought Provoking Toon that will blow just your mind.”
daily email: if it’s not blowing your mind, you’re doing it wrong…
– or –
daily email: remove the head, make way for the heart…
The best way to start your day is with a little inspiration.
Inspiration: exceeding your daily maximum intake can be a good thing.
Happiness so great, your head can’t possibly contain it.
I’d go one further. I’d put a soundtrack to it. Click! “Gapingvoid Daily! My head will explode.” Bang! Oh heck = already done it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XerBJh45oY4
‘for the first time, there wasn’t any tissues around for the mess.’
‘Warning: too much internet may cause a GAPNG VOID.’
not only did the porn make his little head blow up…