Saturday, April 16, 2005

Saabnet

In one of my classes, I brought up sponsorships of websites as an advertising tool. One that I'm quite familiar with is Saabnet's sponorship, the site being a fantastic virtual community resource for Saab owners and/or fans. This site has saved my ass many a time with tips & information...perhaps one day I'll blog on my saab smaag saga from 2004! saabs, like many quirky makes {brands} require one to have deep-pockets or be handy with tools...preferrably both. {Other quirkier makes are Peugeot, Alfa, & Citroën.} One of the site sponsors is eEuroparts.com. Their sponsorship has worked on me and they have cool diagrams so I know what the really expensive part I need to buy looks like. The sponsor also gets written into the discussion posts, but often reffered to as "site sponsor," as if part of the community mores require a certain amount of commercial detachment. As a sidenote, discussion posters have no qualms about endorsing/dissing brands of parts but seem to be more detached with the sponsor, at times. Please post comments if you noticed anything similar on other brand-fan sites. Priuschat is another virtual community that's been gaining more attention these days. Apparently, you can find out how to optimize your driving to get that 50 MpG.

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