So, I just got off the phone with a very nice guy who is part of the group that does national advertising campaigns for Subaru. They found this blog post, and although they've almost finished with a video they've been working on, they liked what I had to say so much that they want to include parts of it in their video. I asked what they saw that they liked so much they wanted to put it in an almost-finished ad, and he said its warmth, its eloquence, its genuineness--apparently it's unlike anything else they have.
I will say, it's a fine post. And honest: I reread it, and sure enough, the Subaru is the car of my soul. I shared with him that he could do a print ad like this:
|Conceived in a Subaru.|
At any rate, he had very nice things to say about my writing and about Subaru as a company. He never mentioned any sort of payment or barter offers (i.e. Subaru maintenance for life!), so I'm assuming this is a campaign where lots of Subaru lovers are voluntarily sharing their love.
So here's the deal: I do love my Subarus, the first one and the one I have now. And I've shared that love freely and voluntarily with the world via the expansive readership of Baxter Sez. So should I be part of the freebie ad campaign? It does seem like maybe I've done my freebie part for Subaru. But does that mean that I should push for some reimbursement for them getting to make use of my brilliance? And if so, does that make me a horrible sell out to the capitalist system? Or something?
Some of you lurking readers who have expertise in this arena, give me some feedback!