[personal profile] annulla
For the past few years, I've been participating in a US-based program called BzzAgent. BzzAgents (like me) are able to check out new products & services 100% free of charge.

There's no pay involved, but I've received books, food, downloads of audiobooks & TV shows and tickets to Broadway shows. Plus, I've never felt any pressure to try or promote anything that I didn't sincerely interest me.

Now, BzzAgent is expanding their program to the UK and they're looking for people interested in enrollling. I wanted to let you know about what I think is a terrific opportunity and a great way to get access to new, cool stuff without spending a penny.

I don't know what they're planning for the UK, but here they've offered everything from face cream to vitamins to sausages. It's fun, it's free -- and it can even help you score free books!

If you're interested, please give me your e-mail address & I'll send you an e-mail with information on BzzAgent and the link to sign up. :)

Date: 2007-04-05 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] texaswren.livejournal.com
So, where do you promote things if you like them? How much "promotion" do you have to do? Does just a mention in your blog qualify?

Date: 2007-04-05 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annulla.livejournal.com
It is all about being creative with the promotion, reaching people in a personal way with your own opinion. You think of a way to promote something, do it, and then file a report with the BzzAgent people.

If they think you are doing a good job, they'll award you points that you can trade in for gear like t-shirts & hats, and they'll keep offering you new projects.

For example, right now I'm working on a nutrition bar project - perfect for me, as I need to eat more healthful food anyway. They sent me a case of nutrition bars & coupons.

A few days ago, I went to a protest (detailed in Blather From Brooklyn) and a few people there were complaining that they were hungry. So, I offered them nutrition bars, told them that I thought they were really tasty (they are!) and then reported it to the BuzzAgent people.

When I went to the Broadway show, I took a friend, wrote a blog entry about it and raved about it to everyone I knew because I really did enjoy it. Oh, I reported the blog entry, too. But the promotion can also be something like taking a book they send you and reading it in a public place or telling people what you think about it.

They give you ideas on the activities they find most valuable, and since I'm the type who tells people about stuff I like anyway, it is no stress. You get to pick & choose whether or not to participate in the projects, so if you think you will dislike something, you can just opt out.

Date: 2007-04-05 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] avanta7.livejournal.com
This sounds interesting. I know you're promoting it to UK people but, if it isn't too much trouble, will you send me an e-mail too? avanta7 at livejournal dot com. Thanks!

Date: 2007-04-06 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annulla.livejournal.com
No problem. :)

Date: 2007-04-06 07:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] teotakuu.livejournal.com
As I am in neither the US nor Uk, it doesn't affect me directly, but I wondered, does it work on the same principle as product placement in movies etc? Sort of subliminal or 'accidental' personally focussed promotion rather than blaring ads.

I am just curious (nosy)

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