But we went ahead and signed up for Ad.ly last year to see what kind of ads might be proposed to us. The price we asked for? $10 million per tweet.
Hey, everyone has their price.
Until today there were no takers. Then, this:
From: Sara Sommer
Date: March 24, 2010 1:29:23 PM PDT
Subject: Interested advertiser
I have an advertiser who is interested in advertising through the TechCrunch twitter via Ad.ly. While we aren’t able to offer you the $10,000,000 listed on your profile, I am able to offer you $7K for this one tweet.
The message they would like to send reads:
The product is a smartphone backup that works for all phones except for the iPhone.
Please let me know if you would have any interest!
Strategic Account Executive l Ad.ly (http://Ad.ly)
Are we going to do it? Hell yes we’re going to do it. Purely for research purposes, mind you. We want to see if the advertiser actually pays up. The $7k will be donated to the Golden Gate Lab Rescue.
Update: And there it is.