Teacher’s Creative Advertising

As a marketing professional, I might be weirded out a bit to purchase ad space on a senior final exam to get the word out about our Teen Green savings accounts. 

 

Click the following link to see what happened when suburban San Diego school teacher, Tom Farber, sold ads on his test papers: $10 for a quiz, $20 for a chapter test, and $30 for a semester final:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2008-12-01-test-ads_N.htm?se=yahoorefer

 

This might be the start of a trend for more schools across the nation.  Funny…this isn’t far off from the Golden Arches I saw on a report card recently!

 

What do you think about this teacher’s creative advertising?  Send me your comments!

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2 comments on “Teacher’s Creative Advertising
  1. James Flores says:

    I just blogged about this very story a couple of days ago. I agree that there’s a chance for “creepy advertising” to seep into the system. I think the best way to do it is to be inspirational and not focus so much on selling a product. Think of this more as a way to help support teachers and schools that REALLY need money.

  2. AMA says:

    I think we’ll be seeing a lot of budgets cuts that will hurt schools. If advertising can help school budgets, I don’t see a problem with it. There need to be some standards and an approval process to be sure the product advertised and the message are appropriate for kids.

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