Comments on: Family Game Night: Wii U T-shirts http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/family-game-night-wii-u-t-shirts/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:24:04 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Kay http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/family-game-night-wii-u-t-shirts/comment-page-1/#comment-415628 Kay Sun, 02 Dec 2012 02:06:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27175#comment-415628 Well, since the topic now seems to be open…

I want to weigh in as well, to say that I loved this post! I thought the sponsorship was integrated in a natural and authentic way and was not in the least off-putting.

Actually, I kept forgetting that it WAS a sponsored post because the story was so genuine; this could easily have been a post that was inspired by an early Christmas gift to the Blairs from a close friend (as opposed to a corporate sponsor) and was completely in keeping with the tone and quality writing I’ve come to expect from Design Mom. The Wii name/logo was prominent, sure, but in a playful and creative way that I found endearing, engaging, and easy to relate to. It didn’t feel like I was being “sold” anything or that the integrity of the writing was compromised in any way.

Phew, sorry to be long-winded. Keep up the great work, Design Mom! :)

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By: Amy3 http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/family-game-night-wii-u-t-shirts/comment-page-1/#comment-415244 Amy3 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:36:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27175#comment-415244 Wii beastie – this is something we say in our family and if we were creating Wii shirts (so cute, btw), I know we’d use it straight away.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/family-game-night-wii-u-t-shirts/comment-page-1/#comment-415150 Design Mom Fri, 30 Nov 2012 07:56:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27175#comment-415150 Thanks for the feedback, Nicole. Good to know. And I’m sad to hear these posts don’t resonate with you. If it helps, I can assure you the sponsor gets no say in what’s actually in the post. And they don’t approve the post, or see it before it goes live. The ideas and words are always mine. The “sponsored by” language is actually required by law.

Blogging is still a new field. And figuring out how to monetize blogs in a smart way is still being figured out. But please know that creating this blog requires full-time hours, and working with sponsors now and again (I’ll share approx. 25 posts this week and 2 of those are sponsored) in order to provide (what I hope is) great content is one attempt at making it work.

As I said, the monetizing part is still a big experiment. If you have ideas on how to improve it, I’d love to hear them! Feel free to email me anytime.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/family-game-night-wii-u-t-shirts/comment-page-1/#comment-415147 Design Mom Fri, 30 Nov 2012 07:46:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27175#comment-415147 This makes me want to go wake up June, just so I can play with her. : )

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/family-game-night-wii-u-t-shirts/comment-page-1/#comment-415146 Design Mom Fri, 30 Nov 2012 07:45:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27175#comment-415146 The Royal Wii! I love it.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/family-game-night-wii-u-t-shirts/comment-page-1/#comment-415145 Design Mom Fri, 30 Nov 2012 07:45:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27175#comment-415145 Very Napoleon Dynamite.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/family-game-night-wii-u-t-shirts/comment-page-1/#comment-415144 Design Mom Fri, 30 Nov 2012 07:44:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27175#comment-415144 C’est parfait!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/family-game-night-wii-u-t-shirts/comment-page-1/#comment-415143 Design Mom Fri, 30 Nov 2012 07:44:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27175#comment-415143 Hmmm. I actually have no idea. Let me see if I can find some info and get back to you.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/family-game-night-wii-u-t-shirts/comment-page-1/#comment-415142 Design Mom Fri, 30 Nov 2012 07:44:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27175#comment-415142 Nice!

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By: Nicole http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/family-game-night-wii-u-t-shirts/comment-page-1/#comment-414997 Nicole Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:17:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27175#comment-414997 Just wanted to chime in on the advertising content comment…

Witnessing the evolution of sponsors in blog posts is a little disheartening and off putting. I read a lot of blogs and my favorite blogs are the ones in which I can connect to the writer in an intimate manner through their stories and personal life. Seeing “this post is sponsored by” totally disconnects me from the writer and their stories. I like how you created original content/DIY craft but it feels so fake when it has a company tied to it. If the post was purely about a DIY craft and had no sponsor I absolutely woul have felt differently.

I just wanted to give input on how some of your readers feel when they see sponsored content.

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By: Carolina http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/family-game-night-wii-u-t-shirts/comment-page-1/#comment-414913 Carolina Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:18:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27175#comment-414913 “This little piggy went Wii, Wii, Wii”

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By: Kay http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/family-game-night-wii-u-t-shirts/comment-page-1/#comment-414651 Kay Thu, 29 Nov 2012 04:08:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27175#comment-414651 What a fun post! The t-shirt idea is genius, and I’m totally enjoying everyone’s fun & cheeky suggestions. How about…

Wii one (for your wee one, of course!)
One… two… three… Wii! (Or 1, 2, 3… Wii!)
The royal Wii

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By: Lori http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/family-game-night-wii-u-t-shirts/comment-page-1/#comment-414642 Lori Thu, 29 Nov 2012 02:49:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27175#comment-414642 I see what you are saying here. Only I would want to type it as sWiiiiiiit. That long hold in the middle is necessary for the full effect.

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By: Becky http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/family-game-night-wii-u-t-shirts/comment-page-1/#comment-414639 Becky Thu, 29 Nov 2012 02:44:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27175#comment-414639 Thought of another one, but I can’t make it look right, haha. Sweet, but written as SWiit? Eh, better in my head! :)

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By: Sara http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/family-game-night-wii-u-t-shirts/comment-page-1/#comment-414634 Sara Thu, 29 Nov 2012 02:14:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27175#comment-414634 Wii?
Oui.

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By: Allison Profeta http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/family-game-night-wii-u-t-shirts/comment-page-1/#comment-414625 Allison Profeta Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:44:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27175#comment-414625 Quick question about the Family Game Night Sweepstakes . . . under step 1 it says “Follow us on Pinterest.” Do they mean to follow Federated Media Publishing? Or Nintendo? know sumed they meant Federated Media Publishing but couldn’t find them on Pinterest. :-( Didn’t know if you knew what they meant.

For your t-shirts, I thought of the song by fun. “Wii Are Young!” or “Wii Came, Wii Saw, Wii Played!”

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By: Kathryn h http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/family-game-night-wii-u-t-shirts/comment-page-1/#comment-414607 Kathryn h Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:46:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27175#comment-414607 Yes Wii Can!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/family-game-night-wii-u-t-shirts/comment-page-1/#comment-414602 Design Mom Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:58:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27175#comment-414602 Hello Team LuWiigi! Clever.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/family-game-night-wii-u-t-shirts/comment-page-1/#comment-414601 Design Mom Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:58:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27175#comment-414601 Wii will rock you! Another brilliant one.

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By: Amy http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/family-game-night-wii-u-t-shirts/comment-page-1/#comment-414599 Amy Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:51:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27175#comment-414599 Thanks, Gabrielle, for the interesting response. As someone who “came of age” in print journalism, I find I am living a case study for the evolution of media!

Also, I forgot to mention how creative the three approaches to this “advertorial” have been. It’s been fun to see the different approaches.

Amy

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