By Stephanie Ciccarelli
March 5, 2009
What do you think of when you hear "Voices.com"?
We're curious to find out!
Comment with what you think our new slogan should be and if your slogan is selected, we'll give you a 1-year Premium membership subscription to Voices.com as well as Julie Williams' How To Make Money in Voice-Overs 5-CD set, a combined value of $449.95!
Learn more by reading this post.
What Is a Slogan?
According to Merriam-Webster's online dictionary, the word slogan, derived from the Scottish Gaelic sluagh-ghairm, means:
1 a: a war cry especially of a Scottish clan b: a word or phrase used to express a characteristic position or stand or a goal to be achieved
2: a brief attention-getting phrase used in advertising or promotion
In case you're wondering, we're most taken with the second definition, which is a brief attention-getting phrase used in advertising or promotion.
Examples of Some Familiar Slogans
Skype: Take a Deep Breath.
Orange: The Future's Bright, the Future's Orange.
Apple: Think different.
Amex: Don't leave home without it.
Smith Barney: We make money the old-fashioned way - we earn it.
DeBeers: A diamond is forever.
Audi: Vorsprung durch technik.
Heinz: Beanz meanz Heinz.
Carlsberg: Probably the best beer in the world
How Do You Write a Slogan?
One of the best ways to get started is through brainstorming and writing down every word or feeling that comes to mind when you think of Voices.com, perhaps what makes us different, what we're known for, how the site can help, etc.
I've found an article on EZarticles.com called 10 Tips For Writing Tag Lines that provides additional guidance and ideas if you're interested.
How Do You Enter the Contest?
Simply leave a comment here on this post with your slogan for Voices.com. You may submit more than one if you desire.
The window of opportunity is limited to 48 hours effective Thursday March 5, 12 p.m. EST through Saturday March 7, 12 p.m. EST. 2009.
The person whose slogan / tag line is chosen as the winning submission will walk away with 2 fabulous prizes, including:
1. A 1-year Premium membership to Voices.com, valued at $300.00
2. Voice-Overs.com owner / VO Forum facilitator Julie Williams' "How To Make Money in Voice-Overs" 5 CD set, valued at $149.95
* Bonus - Bragging rights (you know they're worth something!)
Looking Forward to Hearing Your Ideas!