[Expired] Gift offer to UK-based Murketing readers

Posted by Rob Walker on December 23, 2008
Posted Under: Buying In (the book)


The UK version of Buying In was published a few months ago. There will also be translated editions (so far) in Italy, China, South Korea, Turkey, and, I think, maybe Croatia. But the UK version has a different title: It’s called I’m With The Brand there.

The publisher is Constable, and right around the time the book came out over there, they sent me ten copies. I put these in a back room and basically forgot about them. But one of the 48-Hour T-shirt designers mentioned getting an order from England, which reminded me that I guess some people who read this site are, in fact, in the UK.

So I’ve dusted off those books and I’m going to give them away.

I probably don’t have 10 UK readers, and even if I did, I’m not sure I’d want to deal with that many individual mailings. So I’m keeping two copies for my future Presidential Library, and giving away the others, in two batches of four.

So: Are you in the UK? Would you like four copies of I’m With The Brand? One to keep and three to share (or if you’ve already bought it, four to share?)

Here’s all you have to do: Write to me with your mailing address, and promise me that:

a) you won’t sell off the extra copies on Amazon or whatever but will instead give them to your friends (all of whom, I’m assuming, are influential and attractive); and

b) that you’ll eventually send me an email telling me what you’ve done with the books. It doesn’t have to be super-specific, I don’t need names and addresses, I just want to the warm feeling of assurance that you’ve done something productive with them and they’re not collecting dust.

You’re also of course invited to send photographic evidence of your appealing pals reading the book in prominent public places, or even on television. But that’s not strictly required.

So if you’re in the UK, and you’re interested, write me [redacted]. I’ll mail them some time after Xmas.


Further diversion may be found at MKTG Tumblr, and the Consumed Facebook page.

Reader Comments

Great title. I wonder does this mean that the “buying in” idiom is better understood in America–while UK readers relate better to a music-related reference?

Written By Randy Ludacer on December 30th, 2008 @ 8:48 am


  1. My product has been placed  on June 14th, 2010 @ 12:52 pm

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