An Indonesian businessman will throw 100 million rupiah from an airplane on Sunday as part of a marketing ploy for his second book, organizers said. Tung Desem Waringin, author and motivational speaker whose first book was a bestseller, is known for his unorthodox marketing methods.
"Rather than spend a lot of money for unsuccessful marketing, better give the money to the people," Sidik said. Millions of Indonesians live on less than 2 dollars a day and the event comes at a time when the poor are still smarting from rising food and fuel prices. (Reuters)
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Money showers for book publicity
I think this guy's marketing ploys are working - its made headlines worldwide! He is going to shower money (about US$11,000) from an airplane.