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BLau 08-29-2012 08:48

Help with marketing
 
I designed this t-shirt and wanted to ask the marketing gurus here at GT for advice on how to market this. I don't want to break any advertising rules on here so you can pm me for my website. So far I have only sold one t-shirt and that was to a friend. But here is my product:

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/...ieBathSalt.jpg

17&27 08-29-2012 13:35

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...g-EsQq5flg9rsQ
Morton Salt logo

What is it again that YOU designed?

BLau 08-29-2012 13:49

My take on the logo. If he can do it, why can't I? It's a parody.

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/...76/MG_7921.jpg

17&27 08-29-2012 13:58

Maybe a little thing called copyright infringement, but if you want to make money stealing someone else's idea don't let me stop you.
Some people are just geared that way.

OfficerChris 09-03-2012 05:10

I love the artistic freedom to put zombies just everywhere.

Didnt know the original logo, but yours looks great.

Ever thought about selling your logo to some big shirt company?
Like snorg tees for example (they are awesome)

BLau 09-03-2012 06:13

I'm trying to build my own brand. I have a few other designs that are in line to print. All zombie related, and all of them are poking fun at pop culture. I'm just waiting for this design to start selling.

OfficerChris 09-05-2012 07:50

Nice, post them

BLau 09-13-2012 13:52

Sorry for the delayed response. Here's my next shirt (yes, it's watermarked):

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/...watermarkl.jpg

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/...ewatermark.jpg

OfficerChris 09-15-2012 04:16

nice, looks great

Jim1970 09-28-2012 16:31

Hello,

I do marketing work in my present job and love it. Thought I'd chime in and offer my thoughts - they are free, so take them for what they are worth!

First off, I agree with previous poster about checking on copyright infringement. Nothing says "welcome to business" like having your ball sack sued off and having to cease operation. Find an attorney friend and make sure you are safe.

If you are safe, then I would start with local ways to get attention on your product. Don't know where you live, but even my dinky-ass town has concerts, tattoo conventions, expos, etc. You want to get in touch with the folks that direct or manage those events and get them to let you set up tables, selling your shirts. You could even do this in surrounding areas/towns/communities, if applicable. Once you begin to develop steam (and sales), then you can approach other outlets - like the idea of approaching a major t-shirt vendor. Show them proof that your product sells, and offer them variety and a good pricing arrangement, and go from there.

Hope some of that helps. Not an expert!

Good luck,

Jim

P.S. An after thought occurred after looking at your first post. You need some pics of attractive people wearing your shirts. A photo shoot with some totally gorgeous women is a must! No offense to your friend, but his mug isn't going to get my attention!

BLau 09-28-2012 19:12

Thanks for the suggestions. I have two lawyers who both had conflicting opinions. One loves it, the other said he wasn't impressed.

Yea, I need some hot women to wear my product.

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wjv 11-21-2012 17:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by BLau (Post 19465925)
Thanks for the suggestions. I have two lawyers who both had conflicting opinions. One loves it, the other said he wasn't impressed.

Yea, I need some hot women to wear my product.

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The lawyer's opinion about the art work is meaningless.

You hire a lawyer to tell you if the design is LEGAL. Nothing else. Doesn't matter is they like the picture or not. That means NOTHING. What you ask the lawyer is: If I make these shirts, do I have a reasonably strong legal position if I am sued. .

MinervaDoe 01-16-2013 23:10

If you place your design on Zazzle and CafePress, they will handle selling it and distributing it. You should look into it and see what the margin is that you will receive.

Once you are set up on a site that handles sales and distribution, all of your online promotional materials (website, e-mail links, etc) can simply point to the URL's where the t-shirts can be purchased. That way, you don't have to spend all of your free time, packaging and shipping your products. This allows you to focus on marketing and sales.


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