So I decided to do a little Internet Marketing. Why not huh?
We have a new album, more stuff on the way, plenty of shows to promote, promotion is a job that is part of the job, right?
Who's your publicist?
We don't do reviews any more.
Your album has been 'out' for 2 months, we don't do back catalog reviews.
Internet: COME TO MY ARMS DARLINK!!! VE VILL MAKE ZER BEYOOTIFUL MUSIC PROMOTIING!!!
Ok, sure. I'm reasonably credulous, I'm sure these offers for MILIONS OD VIUEWS FUR URE WIDEO!!! are totally believable.
I got promo bucks! Let's hit it!
I ran 5 different promos with 5 different online promoters for the first time.
The Video View numbers go up. The Video View numbers go down. The numbers go up. Guess the next part. Yes they go down. Then back up. It's a Robot VS Robot battle.
Now I went to a LEGIT online marketplace, not El Deep Web.
Some of the stuff I did looks like Real Humans were reached. We had 'likes', comments etc.
On Youtube however, the numbers of views fluctuated daily, leading me to surmise that one robot was adding 'views' and Youtube's Robot was removing them.
I classify that as 'ineffective marketing' as Robots don't yet come to our shows... Yet.
It's hard to sort the real from the bots in the online world. Creating false impressions of Cultural Relevance may be an effective strategy; fake it til you make it.
By being perceived as popular, you are in effect popular. Or maybe the Robots really do dig your stuff.
These are questions to ponder. Fascinating.
What I can do, that is useful, is to make another video.
The first three attempts at a video for heavy weather went nowehere. I found a new approach, which has proven to be amusing and time consuming.
As you can see from the density of edits in the first 30 seconds or so, this one is taking a bit of time. To carry it out, I have needed a database, word analysis, transcripts and multiple breaks from it. When you see it youll understand why.