We are still looking for an accepting charity, but the one we wanted to work with wanted more money to share their name and logo than we would have been able to donate. Thus, we are still working on the details. You guys are running a competition involving viral marketing; tell me a little about this.The photo contest is great; we are offering a $100 worth of PortOPong gear for the best action beer pong photo. It doesn’t even have to be on a PortOPong table. You upload the photo, give it a caption, and then use cool tools so that you can share it on Facebook and MySpace to gain votes. The person with the most votes wins!
As of today, we have only a few entries and one of the entries has 50+ votes. People are going to the page daily, and we are getting people emailing us saying they had a great story and wish they took a picture to enter. Please enter!How did you come up with the idea of viral marketing PortOPong?We had to. When we first started, no one knew what beer pong really was about. Then, to throw a layer of an inflatable floating beer pong table, confused even the local papers. We hit it hard on MySpace and Facebook, then we went into Craigslist and other social places online. We started making friends with people who had other cool sites — talking to bloggers is huge.
People love to read other people's opinions, good or bad. One time, we got picked up by Gizmodo and had like 3000 visitors in one day, with a ton of sales to boot. All from one person posting a photo they saw on MySpace and everyone making fun of the people in the picture.”College students are drinking in record numbers and many are getting injured, or even killed, due to their excessive drinking. What do you think that we should do about this? How can we combat it?We can certainly do something to combat it, and we at PortOPong encourage people to be safe and have fun. The best weapon to combat the problem is through education and not making too much [needless] noise about the issue. Talk about it clearly, but don’t turn it into a one-sided conversation.