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Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

Discussion in 'Projects' started by TakeAnonMe, May 15, 2008.

  1. TakeAnonMe Member

    Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    [SIZE="5"]Project Andromeda
    Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com[/SIZE]
    [SIZE="1"]Original post here: http://forums.whyweprotest.net/12-current-projects/lets-get-viral-good-way-31/
    Recent discussion here: http://forums.whyweprotest.net/12-current-projects/you-found-card-14231/[/SIZE]

    Members of the general public are much more likely to get involved if they've done their own research. Rather than throwing the Gold Info Pack at someone, often times you'll have better luck simply nudging them in the right direction. To that end, Mistegirl created the viral marketing concept behind YouFoundTheCard.com.

    YouFoundTheCard.com is designed to grab attention and hold interest just long enough to start a person down the path toward action. With the site dilligently maintained by Mistegirl, the hard part is over; now for the the fun!

    Your job is to distribute, through any means available, cards imprinted with the aforementioned URL. By relying on a person's curiosity, our message becomes much more effective (infective?).

    The most effective cards have the least information. The cards should not mention Scientology or activism, although the Anonymous suit has been a popular addition.

    Here are a few examples:
    http://youfoundthecard.com/images/cards/anoncard2in4.gif
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    http://youfoundthecard.com/images/cards/youfoundthecard300dpiA4size.jpg
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    [IMG]
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    [IMG]
    Post your own designs and we'll add them!

    Miste has graciously provided a copy of the entire site's code. If you want to set up a similar site, simply download http://youfoundthecard.com/yftc.zip . The site is designed to be easily adjusted to a new URL.

    On the subject of new URLs, the following URLs redirect to YFTC:
    [COLOR="Blue"]youfoundthesticker.com
    hiddensticker.com & thehiddensticker.com
    unfairgame.net
    youfoundthecard.org[/COLOR]

    Some anons have been making business-card sized CDs:
    thecardlabelrv6.th.png.jpg

    Random quote:
    Suggested locations:
    - Vending machine change slots
    - Inside newspapers
    - Pockets of clothing still in the store
    - Inside books in bookstores
    - Under coffee lids
    - Gas pump credit card readers

    The idea is for someone to *find* the card; make it seem like a scavenger hunt the person has just stumbled upon.

    What are you waiting for? Get carding! :anon:
  2. TakeAnonMe Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    To help celebrate Anonymous' renewed interested in carding, I've ordered a new box of 5,000 cards with this design:
    [IMG]
    (the cards are glossy black on the reverse side)

    I'll mail, totally free of charge, packs of 100 or 500 to anyone who would like some. Yea yea, complain about giving up your mailing address all you want. Order them to your work address if you really think the staff of Enturb is out to get you. :lrhmoney:

    It'd be great to cover as much area as possible, so if you're heavily involved in a major city, let me know so I can send you 500.

    Once these are gone, we'll print 5,000 with a new design! PM or email me if you're interested in getting a package in the mail. :fuckyou:

    Card are all taken, but we've got something even bigger coming up!


    (PGP key available at http://kipsnet.net/pubkey.txt)
  3. Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    This is fantastic.
  4. AnonyMama Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    Very generous offer - thanks! Places where I've placed the cards: Mens and Womens Suit Jacket pockets everywhere from Sears to Nordstrom to Nieman Marcus. Recipe stands in grocery produce departments, CD and DVD covers in libraries, at every restaurant or pub I patron, "free perfume sample" plastic displays in department store perfume counters. shoe boxes in department stores, public restrooms - sink counters, stalls. This list goes on. The funniest was at a dance club - some guy was trying to pick me up (and I wasn't interested LOL) and asked me for my number. I pulled a card out of my bra and gave it to him. LOL He said, "There's no phone number on here." I said, "I know - visit me on my Web site." Killed 2 birds with one card A. Possible new Anon. B. D00d left me alone for the rest of the night. Win!:fuckyou:
  5. TakeAnonMe Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    Girls, always keep some cards in your bra FOR JUST SUCH AN OCCASION.
  6. Legione Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    I love the cards - people throw out or glance at fliers, but pocket them and will check them out later.

    Question, though - for a few days after the 14th, would it be possible to have the sites theme Sea Org or have links to it on the front? People will definitely be wondering why a pirate handed them a card, and i think it would keep them on the site.
  7. Anonymous925 Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    How should we contact you about getting a box of cards? Would PM on here be fine? I'm in clearwater and could really do for a 500 set.
  8. TakeAnonMe Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    PM is fine, or you can email me at (my user name) at gmail. If you email, just be sure and include your name on the forums. :)
  9. Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    TakeAnonMe, if you don't mind, how much does it cost to print out 5K cards like that? That would rock if we can create something like that for Comic Con for less than the $1,600 that's being proposed. Sure they won't be postcard sized but the goal was 50K cards/postcards. Let me know and I'll let the SD anons know.
  10. TakeAnonMe Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    $50 for 5K cards

    Also $100 for 5K postcards :D
  11. Valiant Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    I still think the homepage needs more pictures or colors, it didn't keep me interested enough to read what it says... and I should be interested.
  12. pseudonymity Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    I've started leaving mine in gas stations (n the cookie piles, as I know everyone goes there!) and saw another anon slip theirs into those free paper boxes- you know, help wanted and auto mags. I'm planning to hit up some stores that have the pegboards where anyone can hang up a sign, too.

    I pondered leaving them in the catsup/mustard packet stations at fast food places, but I don't know how good they'd be there.
  13. TakeAnonMe Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    Yes, I still have cards left, and yes, I'll ship them overseas. :fuckyou:
  14. eksef Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    Be creative with these cards :)

    One person put it inside one of those plastic eggs and left it on a phone booth.
  15. Deutchen Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    Hello eveyone, one truth-seeking swedish dude signing in.

    I just ordered a shitload of businesscards with the youfoundthecard(dot)com layout linked from this thread by TakeAnonMe. I am really looking forward spreading the word in Sweden.

    5k postcards? You must have a huge family dude :D
  16. namlnup Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    Check out FN4U.com Stop Scientology Abuses | FN4U.com

    I hope you guys can find it useful in this campaign.

    I thought it's good because it's SHORT... and a dot com.

    Can anyone think of a good acronym it could stand for?
  17. anonymoose Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    UK Anons, I hope this is useful: Vistaprint offer 500 free business cards on their website- you only pay for postage.
  18. cubby Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    i went to the zoo yesterday:
    caard10.jpg.gif card1.jpg.gif card2.jpg.gif
    card3.jpg.gif card4.jpg.gif card5.jpg.gif
    card6.jpg.gif card7.jpg.gif card8.jpg.gif
    card9.jpg.gif

    here's the card if you want this design:
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    animal lovers please note -- nothing was placed where it was in danger of being blown into a habitat. much love...
  19. Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    TakeAnonMe - Can I get a box shipped to the UK then? PM me for details?

    And thats awesome Crystal, I'm going on a psychology (The scilons just adore me) trip to the zoo soon, thou hast inspired me
  20. exanon Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    MelbAnons might want to /r/ a new batch of 5000 down to Australia for local distribution. Do you want money for that?

    Down here, similar cards are $90 for 500-1000.

    Please standby.
  21. mistegirl Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    Hi!

    I'm going to add a front page blurb with links to the Operation Sea Arghhhh Stuff and a page with details on the Sea Org and what's wrong with it. If anyone has anything written up anywhere about the Sea Org that I could snag that would be helpful, if not I should be able to write it up.

    I'll also snatch the card designs here and add them to the ones on the site already. I've been meaning to add more designs anyway.

    If you want to take the site for a new URL feel free, just PM or IM me if you have any questions about changing it around.

    Most of the settings are in a settings.php and it's very very easy to move.
  22. TakeAnonMe Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    For those of you who've PMed me about the cards- Awesome! They'll be spread across the world, which is exactly what we want (clear the world lol). Here are the locations I've got on the list so far, and the first letter of the user name I'll be sending the cards to:

    Kansas City - A
    Hollywood - V
    Tennessee - T
    Wisconsin - S
    Clearwater - A
    Ireland - N
    Netherlands - A
    London - I
    Brighton - n
    Ontario - C
    Georgia - A
    Sacramento - D
    Melbourne - e
    St. Louis - c
    Somerset - T
    Minnesota - L
    BC, Canada - A
    San Francisco - U
    Monrovia - T
    Los Angeles - A

    If you haven't PMed or emailed me a mailing address, now is a good time to do so. :)
  23. Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    During Memorial Day weekend, a very popular Southern California vacation spot will be peppered by these cards. Pics forthcoming. :twisted:
  24. TakeAnonMe Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    In case anyone wants them, here are a couple high res tiff files, and the source vector file for the first run of cards.
  25. Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    16 cards today, and plans for a few million more tomorrow!
  26. anon9000+ Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    FREE BUSINESS CARDS

    You only pay for shipping.

    In the UK, that's ~£3.50 p&p for 250 cards. Pretty good if you wanna keep it cheap/smaller-scale.

    I bought 250 of;

    youfoundthecard.jpg

    I think the eye design is most appropriate.
  27. TakeAnonMe Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    I'm still waiting on a few addresses. There are 20 people on the list; be sure to share the cards with your local anons. :D

    If you PM before I get all the addresses & ship the cards, I'll make sure you get some.

    If you miss out this time around, there's another batch not too far off, and a bigger project in the works. :yay:
  28. cubby Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    i know a person who's a long-haul trucker and covers about half the country -- i gave this person a crapload of my cards and the person agreed to distribute the cards as they travel.
  29. Underpants? Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    Holy christ does that website ever try its damndest to trick you into signing up for 10 million different services. I got sidetracked on to some shady ONLINE REWARDS PROGRAM!!!! website just trying to confirm my order. I hope I didn't accidentally buy a consultant or something : (.
  30. anon9000+ Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    Don't worry you just bought up to OT4.
  31. Loveless Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

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  32. Malikorous Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    TakeAnonMe i've sent you a an email via googlemail, cheers.
  33. Underpants? Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    Oh God how embarrassing we showed up in the same design!
  34. Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    +20 cards in random stores and restaurants
    +50 cards in a bookstore, including tucked into every copy of '1984' and 'Fahrenheit 451' - I thought it was fitting.
  35. Mango Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    After 200 cards, my printer ran out of ink. :/
    Ordered some cards on Vistaprint, but 4 weeks to wait for them to arrive on the cheapest option is loooong.

    Any suggestions on how to slip cards quickly into places like clothing pockets and other items for sale? Most shops have heavy security in the form of gaurds and CCTV.
  36. Semicolon Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    You can always just pretend you're trying the clothing on (or maybe even try them on for real) and then slip in some stuff in the changing room, but that's not what you would call fast...
    I think you just need to find a certain technique with which you can slip them in while browsing through them...
  37. Killawog Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    A suggestion for where to place cards; how about at bookstores, inside copies of Dianetics or any other L. Ron Hubbard books? Same goes for libraries.
  38. Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    And if they stop you, what will they find? You haven't taken anything, and in my experience shorting/shoplifting is really all they care about.
  39. Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    On my local board, someone mentioned putting the cards in all copies of 1984 and Farenheit 451 as well... owing to the subject matter in those particular books.
  40. CherrieZ Member

    Re: Project Andromeda - Viral marketing through YouFoundTheCard.com

    I lol'd this wknd while perusing one of my local used book stores, (OP: YFTC strategic placement) I found copies of Dianetics going for a buck fifty, LMAO!!!!!! BWAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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